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Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians
Howard Inns
Foreword by Chris Packham

Paperback | 2011 | $25.95 / £17.95 | ISBN: 9781903657256
168 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 245 color photos.
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This detailed guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands has been produced, with the collaboration of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, with the aim of inspiring an increased level of interest in these exciting and fascinating animals. It is designed to help anyone who finds a lizard, snake, turtle, tortoise, terrapin, frog, toad, or newt to identify it with confidence.

  • Stunning photography
  • An easy-to-use approach to identification
  • Superbly illustrated introductory sections on the biology and conservation, taxonomy, lifecycle, and behavior of each species group
  • Profiles of the 16 native reptiles and amphibians that breed in Britain, Ireland, and the Channel Islands and the 5 marine turtles that visit Britain's seas
  • Profiles of 7 established nonnative species and a summary of 8 more with a history of release/escape
  • Distribution maps based on the latest available information
  • Hints and tips on where, when, and how to watch reptiles and amphibians

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"Amateur naturalists will be armed with all the tools they need to identify an array of reptiles and amphibians in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands, from Great Crested Newts to Hawksbill Turtles. Species photos are accompanied by detailed descriptions, and the handy ID charts will be perfect for quick references when out in the field."--BBC Wildlife

"In addition to useful quick identification charts, each species receives a full treatment in an account awash with excellent photographs. It is a stunning book, well thought out and eminently practical."--Mike Toms, BTO News

"Whether trekking with the aim of field-study, or whether simply interested in reptiles and amphibians, I would recommend Britain's Reptiles and Amphibians to anyone with interests in herpetology and native wildlife."--Ian Millichip, Lacerta

"[T]his guide is a worthy addition to any naturalist's library."--Rachel Thompson, Surrey Nature, Surrey Wildlife Trust

"This slim but extremely useful and profusely illustrated new book, written by life-long herpetological enthusiast Howard Inns, helps to spotlight the creatures that rarely make headlines and can be difficult to observe really well."--Ron Toft, TheTravelEditor.com

"An absolute 'must have' for all nature lovers whatever they may already know about our reptiles and amphibians."--Chris Davis, RAUK

"Absolutely fascinating. . . . A terrific book."--Lee and J.J. MacFadden, Bristol Herald Courier

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