by Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper & David Robinson
First published by UWA Press in
Dec. 1995. Reprinted (with updates) Jan. 2001 - went out of print in 2008, although you could get the great companion work Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush - Southwestern Australia 2007.
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Drawing on their lifelong interest in reptiles and amphibians, naturalists Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper and David Robinson have brought together a wealth of information on the fascinating reptiles and frogs of the Perth area.
Reptiles and frogs are an integral part of the Australian bush; in the Perth region you may come across any of the 16 different frogs, 2 freshwater turtles, 54 lizards and 27 snakes that occur there naturally today. This includes the fascinating global species called flowerpot snake. Yet most people would not be able to distinguish a Gwardar from a Dugite.
This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide describes each of the species in a straightforward manner, and the superb photographs and line drawings offer additional help with identification.
The lively descriptions of the characters and quirks of the frog, lizard and snake world will captivate even those who have an aversion to these creatures.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region is an ideal gift for nature-lovers, gardeners, bushwalkers and students of any age. It is designed to be read at leisure or used to name that slithering, scampering or croaking critter in the garden or bush.