An authoritative reference guide to over 575 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from the African and European continents * Beautifully illustrated with over 850 colour illustrations, identification photographs and distribution maps * Insightful text on characteristics, colour, size, behaviour, breeding, life span, habitats and more * Includes special features on endangered species, habitat and wildlife conservation
Tom Jackson has been a writer and editor for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.
Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.