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Too Many Battles For One Man

Too Many Battles For One Man

Urban Reptiles

The Snakes, Lizards and Turtles Living Among Us in Australia

$34.99
ISBN
9781925546934

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More Information
By Chelsea Maier and Chris Williams for The Australian Herpetological Society
Format Paperback / softback
Book Size 600 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 6 Jul 2024
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

From carpet pythons in the rafters to skinks climbing up the walls, this eye-catching, entertaining and informative book is both a guide book and a collection of images and accompanying stories of reptiles living in close proximity to humans in urban environments. It includes eye-opening photography and fascinating and sometimes hair-raising tales of the animals’ interactions with humans.

The book is split into three parts, and the first comprises of an ‘Urban Reptile Guide’, showcasing around 50 of the most common reptile and amphibian species that reside in town and city locations, giving species notes on these animals. Part two focuses on ‘Encounters with Reptiles’ and is crammed with the most amazing stories from snake-catchers around Australia. And the final section, ‘Us and Them’, highlights urban expansion, how humans are living with reptiles and vice versa, and different conservation projects in place to help make space for these animals.

All-in-all this book is a fascinating read and is packed with memorable tales and images. It will appeal to nature-lovers everywhere and to anyone curious as to which fascinating critters might be lurking in and around the house and garden shed!