A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka

Author: Anslem De Silva,Kanishka Ukuwela

Publisher: Naturalist's Guides

ISBN: 9781909612921

Category: Reptiles

Page: 176

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 150 reptile species most commonly seen in Sri Lanka is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the authors are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers fascinating information on folklore associated with reptiles, snake topography, how to deal with snake bites and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of Sri Lanka encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and its IUCN status.

Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of India

Author: Indraneil Das,Abhijit Das

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909612815

Category: Reptiles

Page: 176

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This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 reptile species most commonly seen in India (covering Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from the region's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate and vegetation, snake-bite management and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the reptiles of India encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and IUCN status.

The Book of Snakes

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645939X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.

Snakes

The Evolution of Mystery in Nature

Author: Harry W. Greene

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520200142

Category: Nature

Page: 351

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Introduces the evolutionary biology and natural history of snakes through a discussion of reptilian lifestyles and diversity

A photographic guide to snakes and other reptiles of Sri Lanka

Author: Indraneil Das,Anslem De Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843309239

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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This easy-to-carry pocket guide features 243 species of the lizards, snakes, crocodiles, and turtles of India, covering both the most abundant and the most distinctive species. Each species is presented with one or more stunning color photographs. The authoritative text by Dr. Das, an experienced field biologist, describes key features for identification plus information on feeding habits, habitat, distribution, and breeding data for each species.

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles

Author: Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401355

Category: Reference

Page: 296

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Who was Richard Kemp, after whom the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is named? Is Wake’s Gecko named after Berkeley’s Marvalee Wake? Or perhaps her husband, David? Why do so many snakes and lizards have Werner in their name? This reference book answers these and thousands of other questions about the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of reptiles across the globe. From Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, the Florida cottonmouth subspecies named for Roger Conant, to Xantusia, the night lizard genera namesake of John Xantus, this dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. The entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual’s name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of major—and sometimes obscure or even incidental—contributions made by the person to herpetology and zoology. An introductory chapter explains how to use the book and describes the process of naming taxa. Easy to use and filled with addictive—and highly useful—information about the people whose names will be carried into the future on the backs of the world’s reptiles, The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia and Singapore

Author: G. W. H. Davison,Chin Aik Yeap

Publisher: John Beaufoy Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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An easy-to-use identification guide to 280 bird species most commonly seen in Malaysia (including the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and Singapore, perfect for resident and visitor alike.High quality photographs from some of Malaysia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits, and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography, and the main birdwatching sites. The only guide to include a complete check-list to the birds of Malaysia.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.