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Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush: Southwestern Australia

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper and David Robinson

302 pages, Col photos, distrib maps

University of Western Australia Press

Paperback | Jul 2007 | #168052 | ISBN-13: 9781920694746
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This is a companion to the tremendously popular "A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region" (1995, reprinted). It answers often-asked questions such as: What does a frog dropping or lizard burrow look like? How do you read a snake track? What do you do when you find a snake in your garden? What is the correct way of handling a frog or photographing a reptile? It contains species' scientific and common names, superb colour photographs for identification purposes, descriptions of key diagnostic characteristics, distribution maps and extensive information on preferred habitats.

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In addition to co-authoring A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region: Brian Bush is the author of over fifty scientific articles on herpetology (including Safe Snake Catching Procedure), was the Inaugural President of the WA Society of Amateur Herpetologists and has appeared in the television documentaries Snakeman Goes To Heaven (ABC) and Copperhead Cannibals Down Under (NGTV). Brad Maryan is a Technical Officer at the Western Australian Museum. A past Vice-President of the WA Society of Amateur Herpetologists, Brad has also worked as a zoo keeper and has likewise published over fifty scientific articles on herpetology. Robert Browne-Cooper has a B. Sc. (Biology) as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and currently works as an environmental consultant. David Robinson is a naturalist and has known his co-authors for over twenty-five years. Also employed as a Technical Officer at the Western Australian Department of Agriculture, David has been involved with numerous reptile surveys and studies.

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