There is a book that I have found very helpful in my study of reptiles. Yes, it is a children’s book but it is just what I need. There are so many helpful aspects to this particular book that I wanted to recommend it to you and your family. It is available on Amazon.com only as a used book from third parties but I don’t think it will disappoint you even in used condition.
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A few things I like about this book:
- For advanced students: Naming reptiles with order, family, genus, and species. Talks about scientific names and many common names for same thing.
- Clear images for each reptile in the book, with look alikes and related species noted right on the side of the page.
- Maps are clear and understandable.
- Simple explanations about where reptiles live. (pages 38-39)
- Specific ideas for how to find reptiles in llate spring, summer, early fall. Helpful tips are including like keep sun at your back and look for reptiles basking on sunny parts. (pages 44-45)
- There is a helpful index.
If you would like to have a wonderful reptile reference book for your nature study shelf and library, this is one that I highly recommend.
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