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Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa Hardcover – 20 Nov 2001

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st Edition edition (20 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0126564701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0126564709
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,582,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book breaks new ground: it is the first complete listing and guide to all the known reptiles of the five East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi.). Written by expert East African herpetologists, it incorporates virtually all known information on the East African reptile fauna. Nearly 500 high-quality color photographs illustrate most of the species involved, many of which have never been illustrated in color before. Keys and introductory essays are included for all orders, families, genera, and species, giving clear introductions for every group. There is an individual account for each species, describing its appearance, habits, and habitat, accompanied by a map showing its known distribution within East Africa and notes indicating its Africa-wide distribution as well. Hence, this book will be useful not only in East Africa, but in the surrounding countries as well, for which no reptile guides exist. In addition, the descriptions of dangerous snakes include a section on their venom. A comprehensive appendix discusses aspects of snakebite risk and treatment in East Africa and the do's and don'ts of first aid.

Key features include: illustrates nearly all of the c. 420 species found in East Africa; contains keys and full descriptions to aid identification; contains a distribution map for every species; and provides information on snakebite and effective first aid.

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Laszlo Wagner
5.0 out of 5 starsMore an Encyclopedia than a Field Guide
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Lawrence T Kent
5.0 out of 5 starsPerfect blend of science and user-friendliness
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Kenn Mease-Chamaeleo Research Group
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent Reptile Resource and Field Guide
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