Reed Concise Guide: Snakes of Australia
Reed Concise Guide
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||120 x 90 x 15 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||Reed New Holland|
|Release Date||29 May 2017|
|Subject Classification||Biology, life sciences / Zoology & animal sciences / Zoology: Vertebrates / Reptiles|
For each of the 170 main species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, range and habitat, food and behaviour. The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia – from pythons and tree snakes to taipans and sea snakes – along with some of the more unusual and scarce species to look out for such as Pygmy Copperhead, Small-headed Blind Snake and Square-nosed Snake. The easy-to-use layouts and small size make it ideal for taking on days out or walks in the bush. It is ideal for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on snakes.
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.