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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia - Harold G. Cogger

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the 1194 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph of the living animal. The book includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified.

About the Author

Dr. Harold G Cogger was Curator of Reptiles at the Australian Museum, Sydney until 1976, when he became Deputy Director with primary responsibility for scientific research programs and collections. On his retirement in 1995 the Museum appointed him John Evans Memorial Fellow, a position he still holds. He was Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Science and Mathematics at the University of Newcastle, 1997-2001. He has published widely on reptiles and amphibians, including the six previous editions of this book. Most of his field research has been undertaken in Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific.

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Cheapest copy to be found

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    This is the most desired herp book on the market.

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    5.0

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

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      After sevral years of wanting this highly recommended book by Cogger I finally succumbed... wonderful pictures and text. The authoritative reference text for amphibians and reptiles.

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      5.0

      Brilliant.

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          Brilliant for using as a reference for our diverse herpetofauna.

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          Cover on Upside Down and back to front

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            The content of the book is excellent. The problem was that my book came with the cover slip on, so didn't think anyting was wrong, til I went to use it the first time, and the hard cover was on backwards and upside down, so the slip was used to cover up that it was a dodgy book. At over 100 bucks, I'd recommend not buying online as you don't know if you are going to get a NON defective product. Have reported, and was told customer service would get back to me, however, I haven't heard anything.

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            Australian Herpetology Bible

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            This long awaited and much anticipated new addition of a reference book is widely considered to be the most authoritative and comprehensive reference book in Australian herpetology.
            This is an excellent book for all those that are seriously interested in Australian reptiles and amphibians. It is particularly useful for accurately identifying all Australian species with the use of easy to use keys.

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            ISBN: 9780643100350
            ISBN-10: 0643100350
            Audience: General
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 1056
            Published: 3rd March 2014
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 19.0  x 5.8
            Weight (kg): 3.02
            Edition Number: 7