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Published: September 2020
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Author: Mark O'Shea
BIC Subject: Animal behaviour
Published By: Quarto Uk
 
Published: 29-Sep-2020
Format: Hardback, 240 pages, 168x240mm
ISBN: 9781782409571
Stock Code: 2409571
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Lizards of the World reveals the extraordinary diversity of these creatures, profiling more than 100 lizard families with fascinating commentary and stunning photography.Lizards of the World reveals the extraordinary diversity of these creatures, profiling more than 100 lizard families with fascinating commentary and stunning photography.
Lizards of the World is ultimate book on these fascinating creatures, featuring the all the different types of lizard worldwide. As survivors from the time of the dinosaurs, lizards are scaly, cold-blooded, living fossils - relics from a prehistoric world that remain alive and well in ours. Lizards exert a morbid fascination, in many mythologies they are dark creatures, symbolizing death and misfortune. From chameleons and skinks to geckos and iguanas, Lizards of the World brings these creatures firmly into the light, to reveal their extraordinary diversity Found in almost every type of terrain globally, there are almost 6,500 species of lizard, including lizards with frills, horns or wings, those that drop their tails, and others that squirt blood from their eyes. Here, the lizard family and subfamily profiles, organized phylogenetically, are illustrated with stunning photography. Each profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information and a fascinating commentary revealing notable characteristics, fresh scientific understanding and the diversity of species. Written by world-renowned herpetologist Mark O'Shea, Lizards of the World is a magnificent showcase of the natural history and beauty of these remarkable reptiles.