This latest addition to the popular What’s that? series introduces beginners to the diverse reptile fauna of southern Africa, including its snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, terrapins and turtles and is lavishly illustrated with over 450 high quality colour photographs. The book encourages readers first to study reptiles in their broader natural groups before taking them to the next stage, namely identification of the species. The text is simple and accessible, giving helpful information on the appearance, distribution, habitat, behaviour, diet and breeding habits of species. Interesting fact boxes and an abundance of clear, colourful photographs bring these remarkable creatures vividly to life.
Forms part of the What’s that? series
A simple and practical approach to identifying reptiles
Vivid full-colour photographs illustrate species
An excellent beginner’s introduction
About the Author
Johan Marais is an entrepreneur, naturalist and photographer who has contributed significantly to reptile conservation. He has lectured widely on the topic, is past chairman of the Herpetological Association of Africa and chairperson of the SA Reptile Conservation Assessment. Marais has authored books (including the best-selling A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa which has sold over 50,000 copies, Snakes and Snakebite which has sold over 34,000 copies, What’s that Snake? with sales of 16,000 copies and co-authored A Guide to Reptiles of Southern Africa with over 11,000 copies sold), various papers and popular articles. He is currently working on a further three books
TITLE: What’s that Reptile?
Pub. Date: March 2011
Author: Johan Marais
Extent: ±140 pages
Photographs: Over 450 colour photographs
Format: 246 x 167 mm
Dedicated to Promoting Understanding and Conservation of our Native Reptiles through Communication, Education and Interaction.