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My First Book of Southern African Snakes and Other Reptiles

ISBN 
9781770075429
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R120.00
Published 
January 1980
About the book: 

Children are both fascinated by, and afraid of, snakes and other reptiles, making them a receptive market for this topic. 

My first book of Southern African snakes and other reptiles introduces 56 different species, with accurate, full-colour illustrations accompanied by concise text and simple graphics that depict where the reptile lives, what it eats, how it reproduces, and how big it is when fully grown. In addition to snakes, the title also features lizards, geckos, skinks, tortoises and turtles - of all shapes and sizes, some dangerous and to be treated with caution, others harmless, some rare, and all part of the fragile chain of life.

The clear text is geared for young readers (aged 3-8); parallel translations make this title suitable for mother-tongue learners in four official languages, as well as for older children and adults wanting to improve their knowledge of a second or third language.

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About the Author
Bill Branch is a well-known herpetologist and author of a range of books and papers on African reptiles and amphibians. He has done extensive fieldwork in over 20 African countries and has described more than 40 new species. Bill has served on international conservation committees and co-authored the Atlas and Red List of South African Reptiles.  He holds a doctorate in Zoology from the University of Southampton.

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