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Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia: Second Edition

by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan

Page Extent:512 pages
Book Size:140 x 204 x 26mm mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Now completely revised with 20 newly discovered species included, this text provides a comprehensive account of more than 800 species of Australian reptiles. Species are grouped in families and each entry includes a distribution map, notes on the species' preferred habitat and range, and conservation status when appropriate.

About the Authors

Gerry Swan

Gerry kept geckos while at school and after moving to Australia from New Zealand in the 1960s a chance encounter with a blue tongue lizard rekindled his interest in reptiles. An Associate of the Australian Museum and past editor of the journal Herpetofauna, Gerry has written and co-authored more than 9 books about reptiles; including What Snake is That, What Lizard is That, and Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia. He also works as a reptile consultant and has a particular interest in the reptiles of the arid and semi-arid regions of New South Wales.

Steve Wilson

Steve lifelong love affair with reptiles has taken him to some of Australia most remote places. For the past 30 years he has been working to compile a comprehensive photographic documentation of Australia reptiles. He has authored/co-authored more than 5 books, including A Field Guide to Reptiles, What Snake is That, and What Lizard is That and has written many magazine articles on reptiles. For the past 20 years Steve has worked at the Queensland Museum, educating the public, identifying their specimens and (hopefully) instilling a desire to conserve our unique biological heritage.