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Gli Anfibi e i Rettili delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerli, Dove e Quando Osservarli [Amphibians and Reptiles of the Alps: How to Recognize Them and Where and When to Observe them]

Field / Identification Guide
By: Stefano Bovero(Author), Laura Canalis(Author), Stefano Crosetto(Author)
160 pages, 250+ colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
Gli Anfibi e i Rettili delle Alpi: Come Riconoscerli, Dove e Quando Osservarli [Amphibians and Reptiles of the Alps: How to Recognize Them and Where and When to Observe them]
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Language: Italian with English, Italian, French, German, Croatian and scientific species names

Amphibians and reptiles are among the most elusive and difficult species to observe of those inhabiting the Alps: man has always had an ambivalent attitude towards them, torn between fear and fascination. This guide intends to be a valuable tool for discovering a surprising and mysterious animal world and to understand the different problems that increasingly affect the survival of many species that are part of it. The book, aimed at enthusiasts and hikers, describes the 41 species of amphibians and reptiles observed throughout the Alps. With popular content, but and updated and rigorous approach a scientific point of view, the guide provides the reader with the basic elements for correctly identifying not only the adult specimens, but also the larvae, eggs and animals in the juvenile stages. Thanks to the vast iconography (more than 250 photos taken by professionals from different European countries), for each species the particular aspects of its behavior and biology, the typical habitat, larval and juvenile stages, and the different subspecies are illustrated. Maps and graphics frame the geographic distribution and altitude, environmental preferences and periods when direct observation is possible, and accompany each species entry which itself contains useful information for anyone wanting to learn more about amphibians and reptiles of the Alps.

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Gli anfibi e i rettili sono tra le specie più elusive e difficili da osservare tra quelle che popolano la catena delle Alpi: nei loro confronti l'uomo ha sempre avuto un atteggiamento ambivalente, in bilico tra paura e fascinazione. Questa guida si propone come un valido strumento per andare alla scoperta di un mondo animale sorprendente e misterioso e per comprendere i diversi problemi che sempre più spesso compromettono la sopravvivenza di molte specie che ne fanno parte. Il volume, rivolto ad appassionati ed escursionisti, descrive le 41 specie di anfibi e rettili osservabili sull'intero arco alpino. Con taglio divulgativo ma aggiornato e rigoroso dal punto di vista scientifico la guida fornisce al lettore gli elementi fondamentali per identificare in modo corretto non solo gli esemplari adulti, ma anche le larve, le uova e gli animali negli stadi giovanili. Grazie al vasto apparato iconografico (oltre 250 foto realizzate da professionisti di diversi Paesi europei), per ogni specie sono illustrati gli aspetti particolari del comportamento e della biologia, gli habitat tipici, gli stadi larvali e giovanili, le diverse sottospecie. Cartine e grafici inquadrano la distribuzione geografica e altimetrica, le preferenze ambientali e i periodi in cui è possibile l'osservazione diretta, corredando ogni scheda di informazioni utili per chiunque voglia saperne di più sugli anfibi e i rettili delle nostre montagne.

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Field / Identification Guide
By: Stefano Bovero(Author), Laura Canalis(Author), Stefano Crosetto(Author)
160 pages, 250+ colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Publisher: Blu Edizioni
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