Reptiles & Amphibians

We offer a range of titles on reptiles and amphibians. Everything from a laminated chart to a field guide to amphibians and reptiles that you will find in your local area and on to field guides for further afield, we can help. Whether you simply wish to observe or want to learn how to study herpetology, we have something to fulfil your requirements
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How Snakes Work; Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes How Snakes Work; Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes   layout image

by Harvey B Lillywhite

This title is the definitive scientific guide to the functional biology of snakes. Written for both herpetologists and a more general audience with an interest in this species. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Line drawings, 224pp. 2014

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M24221 Hardback  £35.00
Cold Blood; Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians Cold Blood; Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians   layout image

by Richard Kerridge

Part natural-history guide to these animals, part passionate nature writing, and part personal story, Cold Blood is an original and perceptive memoir about our relationship with nature. Through close observation it shows how even the suburbs can seem wild when we get close to these thrilling, weird and uncanny animals. Illustration type: B/W illustrations, 290pp. 2014

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M24201 Hardback  £16.99
Amphibian Conservation; Global Evidence for the Effects of Intervention Amphibian Conservation; Global Evidence for the Effects of Intervention   layout image

edited by Rebecca J Smith / William J Sutherland

This book brings together and summarises the available scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of amphibians. The authors consulted an international group of amphibian experts and conservationists to produce a thorough summary of what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of amphibian conservation actions across the world. 279pp. 2014

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M24179 Paperback  £29.99
Amphibian Conservation; Global Evidence for the Effects of Intervention Amphibian Conservation; Global Evidence for the Effects of Intervention   layout image

edited by Rebecca J Smith / William J Sutherland

This book brings together and summarises the available scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of amphibians. The authors consulted an international group of amphibian experts and conservationists to produce a thorough summary of what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of amphibian conservation actions across the world. 279pp. 2014

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M24178 Hardback  £69.99
THE SNAKES OF EUROPE THE SNAKES OF EUROPE   layout image

by Guido Kreiner

Guide to all species and virtually all subspecies of snakes occurring within the zoogeographic boundaries of Europe. A series of brief introductory chapters discuss a number of topics including the origins, evolution, systematics, biology, ecology, venoms, conservation and captive care, followed by a section providing identification keys to the individual families and genera. The species accounts include information on characteristics, distribution, natural habitats and ecology, together with a list of key literature relevant to each species. Colour photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, 317pp. 2011

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M23838 Hardback  £67.00
A Naturalist's Guide to the SNAKES OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali A Naturalist's Guide to the SNAKES OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali   layout image

by Indraneil Das

Detailed species descriptions including nomenclature, size, distribution, habits, and habitat. Also included a checklist of all of the snakes of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2012 and its status in each country. Colour photographs, 160pp. 2012

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M21795 Paperback  £9.99
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES   layout image

by Trevor J C Beebee

Comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibians and reptiles found in the British Isles. Covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna. Provides keys for the identification of adult and immature newts and newt eggs, larvae and metamorphs, frog and toad adults and metamorphs, spawn and larvae, adult and hatchling limbed lizards and adult snakes. Colour photographs and figures, distribution maps, 170pp. 2013

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M21731 Paperback  £19.99
Amphibian Biology; Volume 11 Part 3: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Western Europe Amphibian Biology; Volume 11 Part 3: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Western Europe   layout image

edited by Harold Heatwole / John W Wilkinson

Amphibian species around the world are unusually vulnerable to a variety of threats, by no means all of which are properly understood. Volume 11 in this major series will be published in parts devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in regions of the world. Part 3 is concerned with Western Europe (Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal). Experts from each country contribute a chapter describing the ecological background and the conservation status of affected species, with an emphasis on native species. Illustration type: Colour photographs, B/W photographs, 110pp. 2013

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M21730 Paperback  £59.99
LIZARD ECOLOGY LIZARD ECOLOGY   layout image

by Stephen M Reilly / Lance B McBrayer / Donald B Miles

The foraging mode of lizards has been a central theme in guiding research in lizard biology for three decades. This 2007 volume reviews the knowledge on the effects of foraging mode on these and other organismal systems to show how they have evolved, over a wide taxonomic survey of lizard groups. The reviews reveal the continuous nature of foraging strategies in lizards and snakes. 546pp. 2012

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M21686 Paperback  £43.00
Britain's Game Fishes; Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids Britain's Game Fishes; Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids   layout image

by Mark Everard / Paul Knight

Provides an in depth natural history of each native salmonid species in the British Isles: Atlantic salmon, brown trout, sea trout, Arctic charr, grayling and whitefishes, along with the rainbow trout, a familiar alien species. The second section of the book details the pressures these fish face from human activites, habitat destruction and climate change and the cost to salmonid species of high seas fisheries, coastal and estuarine netting, angling and fish farming. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, 240pp. 2013

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M21684 Hardback  £24.99
Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica; A Pocket Guide Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica; A Pocket Guide   layout image

by Federico Munoz Chacon / Richard Dennis Johnston

The perfect introductory guide to this diverse herpetofauna. Focuses on identification with a complete species list for the country and includes common names in both English and Spanish. Key identification marks are noted as well as adult sizes. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Colour illustrations, Maps, 170pp. 2013

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M21683 Paperback  £9.50
THE EPONYM DICTIONARY OF REPTILES THE EPONYM DICTIONARY OF REPTILES   layout image

by Bo Beolens / Michael Watkins / Michael Grayson

From Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, the Florida cottonmouth subspecies named for Roger Connant, to Xantusia, the night lizard genera namesake of John Xantus, this dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. Entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual's name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of contributions made by the person to Herpetology and zoology, 296pp. 2011

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M21680 Paperback  £52.00
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