|Chris Mattison, with Val Davies & David Alderton|
|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2013|
From the Japanese giant salamander to the Nile crocodile, here are more than 240 reptiles and amphibians, in sections on salamanders and newts, frogs and toads, turtles and tortoises, lizards, worm lizards, snakes, and crocodilians. This beautifully illustrated guide describes their taxonomy, size, appearance, habits, and breeding behavior, as well as their conservation status. The single-page entries are written by experts in the field, with drawings by accomplished natural history artists, size comparison silhouettes, and global distribution maps. The guide also includes a glossary explaining key technical terms.