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large field guide,
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This review is from: A Field Guide To The Reptiles Of South-East Asia (Hardcover)
This is a very good book, covering a huge geographical area. (The well known herpetologist Dr. Das has conributed much already to the known reptile species of this area.)
Instead of photographs the book has opted for well executed paintings, produced by wildlife artists. However there are some glaring typographical errors, particularly the colour plate showing the Pythons. Species Names are mixed up on this page and will require attention on the next reprint. This does not detract from the main object of the book, and is easily attended to by amatuer herpetologist lay readers. the book covers information on Identification, habitat, distribution and behaviour. The 11 page bibliography is a very useful resource and attests to the huge undertaking this book must have been.
My only complaint (apart from the typos) is the books claim to being a Field Guide, it is a little too large to fit that description. However it is highly recommended and is a much needed single volume for South East Asia.