Lizards

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Slimy, slithering, sneaking, chomping, biting, and squeezing creatures make up the high-interest world of reptiles and amphibians-from water to land and from forest to desert. Each book is crawling with fascinating photographs and little-known facts, making each the perfect companion for the budding ...

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Overview

Slimy, slithering, sneaking, chomping, biting, and squeezing creatures make up the high-interest world of reptiles and amphibians-from water to land and from forest to desert. Each book is crawling with fascinating photographs and little-known facts, making each the perfect companion for the budding backyard biologist.

Key Features

Organized in helpful question-and-answer format

Vivid full-color photos accompany accessible text

Annotated diagrams and illustrations

Fact boxes offer additional fascinating information

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

Why do lizards shed their skins? How do chameleons change color? What's so monstrous about a Gila monster? How come the creature named the slowworm is not a worm at all, but a lizard? This book answers these and many of the other classic questions asked by young zoologists.

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Table of Contents

Why do lizards shed their skins? 5

How does a basilisk run on Water? 6

How do horned lizards scare off enemies? 7

Which is the only lizard that lives in the Sea? 8

Why is a Gila monster such a monster? 9

Why do water monitors bury eggs in termite mounds? 10

How does an anole attract mates? 11

Why does the fat-tailed gecko have a fat tail? 12

Why do barking geckos bark each evening? 13

Why do some geckos have vertical pupils? 14

Why do web-footed geckos have webbed feet? 15

Where does a sandfish swim? 16

Do all lizards have a father? 17

What do lizards see with their third eye? 18

What is bearded dragon's beard made from? 19

Is a slowworm really a lizard? 20

Why do geckos like their eyes? 21

What is a frilled lizard's nect frill for? 22

Why does a lizard lose its tail? 23

What does a thorny devil drink? 24

How do chameleons change color? 25

How do geckos walk on ceilings? 26

Why do Jackson's chameleons have horns? 27

What are the giant lizards of the Canary Islands? 28

Why does the bushveld lizard get mistaken for a beetle? 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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