Filled with fascinating details and illustrated with more than 200 striking color photographs, "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of the World" provides everything the nature-lover needs to know about these unique and unusual members of the animal kingdom.
An illuminating introduction provides the reader with evolutionary and characteristic information about reptiles and amphibians. The individual entries that follow describe over 200 species -- their physical characteristics, geographical distribution, morphology -- and offer visual symbols for their habitat as well as whether they are poisonous, diurnal or nocturnal. A detailed glossary and index are also included. "Simon & Schuster's Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of the World" is a spectacular and authoritative reference to these curious and intriguing animals.