Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe (Helm Field Guides) (Paperback)

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The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The last illustrated field guide to European reptiles and amphibians was first published 38 years ago, and remains outdated despite occasional reprints and new editions. This major new field guide addresses this deficiency. Every species will be covered in detail with a focus on identification and geographical variation; species texts also cover distribution, habitat and behavior. A detailed up-to-date map is also included for each species. Superb color illustrations by talented artist Ilian Velikov depict every species and all major variations, and color photographs are also included for most species.

This groundbreaking new guide will become the definitive field reference for these two groups of animals.

About the Author

Jeroen Speybroeck holds a PhD in biology and works at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) in Belgium.

Wouter Beukema is a Dutch herpetologist focusing on biogeography, evolutionary ecology and conservation.

Bobby Bok teaches biology to teenagers and dedicates his free time to travelling through Europe in search of amphibians and reptiles.

Jan Van Der Voort is a Belgian civil servant whose quest for many years has been to photograph all the species of European amphibians and reptiles.

Ilian Velikov is a Bulgarian-born artist living and working in London. Since an early age he has had a keen interest in nature and wildlife, and especially reptiles and amphibians.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781408154595
ISBN-10: 1408154595
Publisher: Bloomsbury Natural History
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Helm Field Guides