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Field Guide to East African Reptiles : Bloomsbury Naturalist - Steve Spawls

Field Guide to East African Reptiles

By: Steve Spawls, Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon

Paperback | 28 January 2022 | Edition Number 2

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The revised and updated edition of the definitive guide to the reptiles of this region written by a team of internationally acclaimed herpetologists.

East Africa is home to a remarkable assemblage of reptiles, from crocodiles and chameleons to turtles and tortoises, lizards, worm-lizards, and a stunning array of snakes. The region is a true herpetological hot-spot.

This fully revised edition of the classic field guide to the region's reptiles explores the full diversity of these animals. With updated text, detailed maps and more than 600 new photographs, this book includes every one of the 500 or so species in the region. All are described and mapped, with virtually every species accompanied by at least one colour photograph.

Comprehensive and definitive, Field Guide to East African Reptiles is an essential tool for all naturalists, conservationists, educators, field workers, medical personnel and students in the region.

About the Authors

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.

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