By Trevor Beebee, Richard Griffiths
Construction at the sturdy foundations confirmed via the 2 prior New Naturalist volumes in this topic, eminent herpetologists Trevor Beebee and Richard Griffiths have introduced jointly a wealth of recent and engaging info at the British amphibians and reptiles. An introductory bankruptcy seems on the topic of biogeography and the way components akin to geological background, range and weather impact ecology, existence histories and behavior. The authors then move directly to speak about historic curiosity in amphibians and reptiles, from how they've got featured in witchcraft and legends to trendy views. a 3rd bankruptcy covers easy biology of amphibians and reptiles, sooner than all of the major teams – newts, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes and chelonians – are tested in extra element. A complete account for every species covers behaviour, lifestyles background, replica and distribution, in addition to ecology and conservation prestige, parts during which major discoveries were made in recent times. there's additionally a bankruptcy with vital new details at the burgeoning variety of brought species in Britain, corresponding to bullfrogs, alpine newts and wall lizards. over the last part century, amphibians and reptiles were one of the such a lot severe casualties of the altering lifestyle within the British nation-state. In reputation of the threats they proceed to stand, Beebee and Griffiths rightly devote a last, massive bankruptcy to the more and more vital factor of conservation and speak about the measures had to be taken to make sure the long run survival of the British herpetofauna. With over a hundred black and white line drawings and illustrations, and an 8-page color part, this is often an authoritative paintings on a subject matter of serious normal heritage curiosity.
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