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Reptiles of Australia

August 29, 2017 | Australian Geographic

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of Australia

This is an easy-to-use photographic guide to the 280 reptile species most commonly seen in Australia. It contains high quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers, including many images for photographers who contribute to the Kape Images Image Library. In addition to images from the authors, Peter Rowland and Chris Farrell, other image contributors include Scott Eipper, Tie Eipper and Joshua Prieto.

For each species there are detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the threats to reptiles, types of habitat, anatomy of reptiles, and details of orders and families. There is also an all-important checklist in the rear of the book for all of the reptiles of Australia at the time of writing, giving the common and scientific names for each species, and its global IUCN status.

The Reptiles of Australia book is published by John Beaufoy Publishing and has been proudly endorsed by Australian Geographic. It is now in its 2nd Edition.

Copies are available from most major bookstores and from Peter Rowland’s secure website store.