Living Dragons: A Natural History of the World's Monitor Lizards

Living Dragons: A Natural History of the World's Monitor Lizards

by Rodney Steel

Hardcover

$39.50

Overview

An important illustrated book on the various species of monitor lizards, a group of reptiles that can be legitimately described as "living dragons." This group of lizards includes the real monsters, the famed carnivorous (and even occasionally man-eating) Komodo dragons from Indonesia, lizards that are true giants. Add to these a further range of almost equally large monitors from Asia, Australia, and Africa, some dwarfs (Odatria) from Australia, the rare and little-known earless monitor (Lanthanotus) from Borneo, their poisonous relatives gila monster and beaded lizards) of North America), and one has a fantastic study of an important family of creatures. With 36 excellent color photos and other illustrations this book examines their evolution, habitats, lifestyles, biology, and the need for their conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780883590409
Publisher: Curtis, Ralph Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Series: Ralph Curtis Ser.
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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