Book title: A photographic guide to snakes, other reptiles and amphibians of East Africa
Author: Bill Branch
Publisher: Random House Struik
2nd edition. Cape Town, South Africa 2014
ISBN 9781775841654 / ISBN 978-1-77584-165-4
Softcover, 10 x 19 cm, 160 pages, throughout colour photos
Part of the well-known Photoguide series of books on African natural history, this guide covers the most common snakes, skinks, chameleons and other lizards, as well as crocodiles, tortoises and frogs of East Africa, covering more than 274 species. The aim is identification and each species account features a brief text that highlights diagnostic features, a distribution map and a colour photograph. The text concentrates on key identification features but also gives additional information on location, breeding, venom, and other interesting characteristics. The maps pinpoint the areas in which the snakes occur, and are used to denote the racial differences that occur amongst the various reptile groups in different regions. This beautiful book is part of Struik’s exquisite Photographic guide series. The handy guide to snakes, other reptiles and amphibians of East Africa includes chapters on how to use the book, field hints, identification in the field, species accounts, snakes, lizards, amphisbaenians, crocodiles, chelonians, habitat maps, a glossary of terms and further reading suggestions, and, concluding, an index.