The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians

Hardcover | September 14, 2004

EditorJ C Daniel

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This new title covers the curious world of reptiles and amphibians, both common and rare, found in the Indian faunal limits. There has been no book to rival J C Daniel's earlier Book of Indian Reptiles, also published by the Bombay Natural History Society in 1983. He has now presented anentirely new text of not only a large number of reptiles, but has also described frogs, toads, and other amphibians, a much neglected group that is revealed in this book as picturesque, and biologically interesting as any other group of animals. This book contains field observations andphotographs, and descriptions of 175 species including 53 snakes, 45 lizards of various groups, 31 tortoises and turtles, and 45 amphibians. Almost each species has been illustrated with the line drawings, photographs and reproductions of paintings from the Journal of the BNHS. The book satisfiesprofessional zoologists, amateur naturalists, students and the interested general reader alike. There is a reference section with reptiles and amphibians listed separately. Photographic contributions from several members of the BNHS, add contemporary appeal to this exciting new field guide, whcihalso contains snippets of historical information.

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This new title covers the curious world of reptiles and amphibians, both common and rare, found in the Indian faunal limits. There has been no book to rival J C Daniel's earlier Book of Indian Reptiles, also published by the Bombay Natural History Society in 1983. He has now presented anentirely new text of not only a large number of...

J C Daniel began his career with the BNHS, served as a curator, then its first Director, and continues his association with the Society after retirement as the Honorary Secretary. He has published works to his credit, including The Book of Indian Reptiles, A Century of Natural History and Conservation in Developing Countries. He has...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:September 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195660994

ISBN - 13:9780195660999

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Reptiles2. Crocodiles3. Turtles and Tortoises4. Lizards5. Snakes6. AmphibiansAbbreviationsGlossaryReferencesAdditional ReadingIndexes