Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Presents information regarding species of reptiles and amphibians, with photographs and text covering animals such as salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and crocodilians.

Firefly Books Ltd
A comprehensive encyclopedia, illustrated with full color drawings and photographs, on the biology and behavior of all reptiles and amphibians. Designed for quick retrieval of basic facts there are also specially commissioned articles by experts.

Combining authoritative, easy-to-read essays with exciting illustrations and color photographs, this comprehensive encyclopedia covers all the diverse families of reptiles and amphibians, from chameleons to turtles to tree frogs.

Lively, in-depth articles are illustrated with accurate artworks and color photographs and each species listing has a Factfile of the essential data:

  • Scientific Order and population
  • Distribution (with a color-coded map) and Habitat
  • Size and Color
  • Reproduction and Life Cycle
  • Longevity
  • Conservation Status

Scientists, zoologists and expert researchers have contributed specially commissioned articles. These specialists, all experts in their fields, are actively involved in conducting frontline scientific or behavioral research. The inclusion of their latest findings and interpretations sets this title apart.

Book News
This reference for high school and above provides details on the characteristics, behavior, ecology, and evolution of all families of reptiles and amphibians, examining the diversity of the groups and emphasizing the need to conserve species that are on the brink of extinction. The entries, ranging from two to four pages in length, are generously illustrated with color photographs and are supported with Factfile panels that present data at a glance. Oversize: 9.25x11.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781552976135
Characteristics: 240 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Adler, Kraig
Halliday, Tim 1945-


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Jun 08, 2019

Hello, darlings! - From chameleons, to turtles, to tree frogs, and to so much more - If you are fascinated by the world of amphibians, then, this excellent book of awesome photographs and informative text is sure to offer you a real super-duper education on the subject.


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