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A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Swan, Gerry, Ross Sadlier and Glenn Shea.
A guide to every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the state’s many habitats.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales narrows down the field of species identification to a manageable size for any naturalist. The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species; these are accompanied by clear line drawings. Where you need to tune out similar species, simple keys are provided. For herpetologists, the location maps will prove invaluable. This book is a thorough update, expansion and revision of A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales published in 2004. Since then, the number of species has increased, countless names have changed and new species locations have been found.
Geckos: The Animal Answer GuideArtist/Author: Bauer, Aaron M.
Discover the biology, natural history, and diversity of geckos as lizard biologist and gecko expert Aaron Bauer answers deceptively simple questions with surprising and little-known facts. Readers can explore colour photographs that reveal the natural wonder and beauty of the gecko form and are further informed by images of how geckos live in their natural habitats. Although written for nonexperts, this book also provides a carefully selected bibliography and a new list of all known species that will be of interest to herpetologists. Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.
Australian Lizards: A Natural HistoryArtist/Author: Wilson, Steven K.
The extraordinary lives of lizards remain largely hidden from human eyes. Lizards feed, mate, lay eggs or give live birth, and carefully manage their temperatures. They struggle to survive in a complex world of predators and competitors.
The nearly 700 named Australian species are divided into seven families: the dragons, monitors, skinks, flap-footed lizards and three families of geckos. Using a vast array of artful strategies, lizards have managed to find a home in virtually all terrestrial habitats. This book takes the reader on a journey through the remarkable life of lizards. It explores the places in which they live and what they eat, shows how they make use of their senses and how they control their temperatures, how they reproduce and how they defend themselves. It reveals behavioural aspects never before published, offering a fascinating glimpse into the unseen lives of these reptiles.
Steve K Wilson has written numerous feature articles on natural history and has authored or co-authored
seven books on Australian reptiles. He holds one of the largest private libraries of Australian reptile images, as well as natural history photographs from excursions through South-East Asia, South Asia, Melanesia, Central America, Madagascar, Africa and Europe. He has worked as an information officer at the Queensland Museum for more than 25 years.
Beaded lizards and Gila monsters: captive care and husbandry.Artist/Author: Eidenmaller, B. and M. Reisinger.
Provides an in depth study of the experiences the authors have had over many years of keeping and breeding Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards and observing them in the wild. Both authors managed to achieve great and repeated success in the captive breeding of these impressive lizards.
Salamanders and newts of Europe, North Africa and Western Asia.Artist/Author: Staniszewski, M.
The first volume from the TERRALOG series to be dedicated to a group of amphibians. This volume provides photographs of eggs, larvae and juveniles as well as illustrations of natural habitats. Each account is complemented by a symbol-based descriptive summary of the husbandry requirements of the respective species in captivity. Containing more than 540 full-colour photographs, this volume is a valuable photographic reference for both the scientist and terrarium enthusiast.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in SabahArtist/Author: Inger, Robert F. and Tan Fui Lian.
A review of the rich herpeto-fauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous members.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Sabah is a review of the rich herpetofauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous and sometimes reviled members. Many of the species are unique to Borneo, most are active only at night, and most are completely dependent on forests for survival. This book on the frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles bring together photographs demonstrating that many of these animals are beautiful in colour and fascinating in form. Written for naturalists, students and travellers, the text provides information showing that not only is fear of the vast majority of the species misplaced but also how these animals fit into the complex workings of Borneo’s ecosystems.
Agamid lizards of Southern Asia: Draconinae 1, Draconinae.Artist/Author: Manthey, Ulrich.
Bilingual German English.
Agamid lizards of Southern Asia: Draconinae 2, Leiolepidinae.Artist/Author: Manthey, Ulrich.
Bilingual German English.
Mini encyclopedia of Bearded dragons: expert practical guidance on keeping Bearded dragons and other dragon lizards.Artist/Author: Mattison, Chris.
Written in a very accessible and easy to understand style, this book is illustrated with a wealth of colour photographs and illustrations, which visually support the comprehensive text. Bearded Dragons are large, spectacular and easily tamed lizards that have proved quite easy to breed in captivity and are popular with petkeepers.
Lizards: A Wild Australia GuideArtist/Author: Swanson, Stephen.
Australia is home to more than 840 species of reptiles that are contained within sixteen families – and we are still counting! Of these, the lizards are particularly interesting.
This Steve Parish Wild Australia Guide offers an excellent insight into the lives of lizard species that live around Australia – how to identify them, how they behave, what they eat, where they live and how they breed. It puts the spotlight on geckoes, legless lizards, dragons, monitors and skinks. Australians are generally more tolerant of lizards than other reptilian species, and this book reveals (among other details) which snake-lookalikes are actually lizards.
This Wild Australia Guide aims to promote understanding of these reptiles and, in so doing, bring about a greater appreciation of the wonderful diversity of wildlife that this continent has to offer.
Monitor lizards: natural history, captive care, breeding.Artist/Author: Eidenmüller, Bernd.
This book goes into detail on all the world’s species with natural history and captive care information. Contains many colour photographs and distribution maps. An essential publication for monitor enthusiasts.
Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded LizardsArtist/Author: Beck, Daniel D.
No two lizard species have spawned as much folklore, wonder, and myth as the Gila Monster, Heloderma suspectum, and the Beaded Lizard, H. horridumthe sole survivors of an ancient group of predacious lizards called the Monstersauria. More like snakes on legs, monstersaurs are a walking contradiction: they are venomous yet don’t appear to use their venom for subduing prey; their mottled patterns mingle with the broken shadows and textures of their desert and tropical dry forest habitats, yet their bright open mouths hiss a bold warning that a nasty bite awaits those who advance further. And while Gila Monster venom produces excruciating pain, it also contains a peptide that has become a promising new drug for treating type-2 diabetes. Perhaps the ultimate paradox is that monstersaurs are among the most famous of lizards, yet until quite recently they have remained among the least studied. With numerous illustrations, stunning color photographs, and an up-to-date synthesis of their biology, this book explains why the Monstersauria seems poised to change the way we think about lizards. Daniel D. Beckwho has been investigating Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards for over 22 yearsteams up here with award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Wiewandt to produce a comprehensive summary of this small but remarkable family of lizard.