This book helps you discover the amazing world of snakes, crocodiles, lizards and turtles, with over 700 photographs and illustrations. Exciting and accessible information provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of reptilian life. Fabulous wildlife photographs and illustrations show a reptile's-eye view of the world. Stunning photo-features zoom in on habitats, life cycles and survival tactics - from protective skin to camouflage. It is an ideal reference book for 8- to 12-year-olds. This book examines the intriguing aspects of all kinds of reptiles. You will learn how their bodies work and where they live, and discover amazing facts about their habits, life cycles, survival skills and ancestors. Did you know that a chameleon's tongue is so long that it can be twice the length of its entire body, or that a large snake may have up to 400 bones in its spine? Close-up photographs reveal the advantages of powerful jaws and sharp teeth, how a hungry crocodile hunts down its lunch, how some lizards can grow new tails, and much more.
Barbara Taylor is a full-time writer specializing in science and natural history books for children. Mark O'Shea is probably best known as the presenter of television series such as O'Shea's Big Adventure and O'Shea's Dangerous Reptiles.