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Crocodiles and Alligators of the World

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Series: Of the World Series

By: David Alderton(Author)

190 pages, 53 col & 20 b/w photos, distrib maps

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Paperback | Dec 1993 [1998 reprint] | #24184 | ISBN: 0713723823
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145913 | ISBN: 0816057141
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #11167 | ISBN: 0713721456
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About this book

David Alderton describes the lifestyle, zoology, distribution, and conservation of crocodiles. Their fascinating evolution, from the age of the dinosaurs to the present, is presented in detail. Despite their popular image as dangerous creatures, or perhaps because of it, many crocodile and alligator species are in danger of extinction. Yet, no crocodilian species has gone extinct in the time since humans became dominant on the planet, a testament to their resilience and adaptability. Reissue: First published in 1991.

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David Alderton is a noted writer on the living world. He is active internationally in conservation matters, especially CITES and its work on the protection of the world's threatened species.

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