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Reptiles : a very short introduction

Author: T S Kemp
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From dinosaurs to lizards, snakes, and turtles, Tom Kemp considers the range of reptiles which have walked our Earth. Exploring how evolutionary adaptions have fitted them to their individual niches, he discusses their biology, such as cold bloodedness and feeding habits, and analyses why reptiles have been so successful throughout history.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
(OCoLC)1037808998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T S Kemp
ISBN: 9780191844065 0191844063
OCLC Number: 1083450852
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: 1. What is a reptile? --
2. History of reptiles --
3. Lizards --
4. Snakes --
5. Crocodiles --
6. Chelonians --
7. The future of the world's reptiles.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: T.S. Kemp.

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From dinosaurs to lizards, snakes, and turtles, Tom Kemp considers the range of reptiles which have walked our Earth. Exploring how evolutionary adaptions have fitted them to their individual niches,  Read more...

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Reptiles are more than the 'abhorrent, cold-bodied animals' of classical myth, but 10,000 species of successful animals. Tom Kemp outlines all the key aspects of the biology of lizards, snakes, Read more...

 
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