Pocket Guide to Turtles, Snakes, and other Reptiles
67 Pages

Pocket Guide to Turtles, Snakes, and other Reptiles



From giant tortoises to chameleons, learn everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles with this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this fascinating guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of reptiles. Features well-loved creatures such as sea turtles, giant tortoises, iguanas, chameleons and much more it's the perfect introduction to reptiles for young animal lovers. Get reading and then take your book out into the wild and see what you can spot!



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Published 02 August 2018
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EAN13 9781786036735
Language English
Document size 17 MB

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In this book, you will learn all about the wonderful world
of reptiles. Here’s how to navigate the pages.
Six chapter headers introduce you to the reptile groups.
Here are the crocodilians! In this group are crocodiles,
alligators, caimans and gharials.Family and species spreads let you go into more depth. Not every species
or family is listed in this book, as there are too many to fit. This selection
should give you an idea of the wide variety of reptile life on Earth.
Example Learn more ‘Did You Know?’
Group speciesNumber of species in about this boxes give more Familyname that group species in ‘A information on the name Closer Look’ species and the group
This side of the page tells you about an animal family This side of the page shows you one amazing
in this group. Here is the crocodile family. creature from this family: the saltwater croc!4
Life on Earth is amazingly diverse. Scientists have named
nearly two million different species, with millions more still
to be discovered. A species is a group of plants, animals, fungi or
microorganisms that look similar and are able to breed with each other. There are far too many
species for anyone to know them all, but we can usually work out what group an organism
belongs to by looking for shared characteristics such as feathery wings in birds, six legs in
insects and warm furry bodies and milk glands in mammals.
The way a species
looks and behaves
is inf uenced by its
genes. Like the computer code
controlling the apps that run a
machine, genes carry instructions
for building and operating a living
thing, and there is a copy of the
code in every cell of a body. Closely
related animals have similar genetic
codes. These codes can be read by
scientists, but it’s usually easier
to look at the animal or plant and
compare it with others to see where it
fits in the grand scheme of life.