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This book is designed to be used as a field guide by anyone interested in the reptiles of the Galápagos Islands. The information is presented in the form of individual accounts to help you identify each of the archipelago’s 58 species of reptiles. Each account includes most or all of the following sections: names, recognition, natural history, distribution, conservation, etymology, see it in the wild, and references.
"Equal parts art, science, and empathy for wildlife, this book is not just a great contribution to the understanding and appreciation of herpetological fauna of the "magical archipelago", it is also a showcase for a new photographic technique to document reptiles at a resolution equivalent to that of a living reptile. Beautiful, informative, and fun to learn from, the Reptiles of Galápagos will be treasured by scientists, visitors, and local people of the Galápagos alike."
– Cristina Mittermeier, Sea Legacy
"Now at last is a book that uniquely illustrates the amazing biodiversity among Galápagos reptiles. In page after beautiful page, you can literally see how evolution shapes every living thing."
– Joel Sartore, National Geographic
"The need for a handy guide to the diverse Galápagos reptiles has finally been met. The illustrations are outstanding."
– Peter Grant, Princeton University
"A must-have wonderfully illustrated book showing the unique diversity of Galápagos reptiles!"
– Adalgisa Caccone, Yale University
"This is one of the best, if not the best, field guide to amphibians and reptiles that I have ever seen globally."
– Miguel Vences, Technische Universität Braunschweig
"What a wonderful new field guide to the strange and remarkable reptiles of Galápagos. With innovative color photographs, up-to-date natural history information, and expert notes on conservation status, this indispensable guide will be as interesting and useful for travelers as it is to the scientific community. Congratulations to our friends and colleagues at Tropical Herping on this achievement. The photos are stunning."
– Sven Lindblad, Lindblad Expeditions
"This new contribution to the knowledge of the reptiles of Galápagos does not only contain information of great scientific value, but a collection of photographs of extraordinary quality."
– Roque Sevilla, Grupo Futuro