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Field Guide to East African Reptiles (Bloomsbury Naturalist) (Paperback)
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Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa remains the definitive work on this subject and is the only comprehensive guide to the extensive and diverse reptile fauna of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. The second edition has been revised and updated to account for several significant discoveries made since the publication of the first book.
The detailed introduction is followed by individual accounts of all the chelonians, lizards, worm-lizards, crocodiles, and snakes of the region. Each photographically illustrated account describes the biology, ecology, habits, and habitat of a species, and also includes a distribution map.
The new paperback format, as well as the revised text and all new photographs, make this edition the only single-source, practical field guide to east African reptiles.
About the Author
Steve Spawls is a herpetologist with a particular interest in the reptiles of East Africa. He was co-author of A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa (A&C Black) and has written many key papers on the reptiles and amphibians of the region. He is an expert on the natural history of Kenya and co-author of Kenya: A Natural History.
Kim Howell was professor of Zoology at the University of Dar es Salaam for over 40 years, and has lived in and studied the fauna of Tanzania since 1970. His publications include A Field Guide to East African Reptiles and Pocket Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa.
Harald Hinkel is a German naturalist specialising in biodiversity and conservation, who has also worked extensively in disaster relief, particularly in Rwanda.
Michele Menegon is an expert on East African herpetofauna, having spent most of his time since 1997 conducting research across the Eastern Afromontane.