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27 Groombridge, Brian (compiler) The IUCN Amphibia-Reptilia Red Data Book. Part 1. Testudines, Crocodylia, Rhynchocephalia
288032601X / 9782880326012 
1982. 24cm. Pp.xliii,426. Hardbound.

The IUCN Amphibia-Reptilia Red Data Book. Part 1. Testudines, Crocodylia, Rhynchocephalia, long out of print, a couple of copies in stock.

Price: 8.00 GBP
28 Gruber, Ulrich Die Schlangen Europas und rund ums Mittelmeer
3440057534 / 9783440057537 
1989. 20cm. Pp.248. 199 colour photos, 44 figures. Hardback.

Die Schlangen Europas und rund ums Mittelmeer, superb photo-field guide, up-to-date information on more than 95 European and northern African snakes can be found in this book, original German edition, one (1) copy only at this price.

Price: 6.00 GBP
29 Hellmich, W Herpetologische Ergbnisse einer Forschungsreise in Angola

1957. 25cm. Pp.92. 8 photo-plates, 2 figs., map. Wrappers.

Price: 26.00 GBP
30 Hellmich, Walter Die Eidechsen Chiles, inbesondere die Gattung Liolaemus

1934. 29cm. Pp.140. 2 plates, 22 text figures, maps, tables. Original wrappers.

Die Eidechsen Chiles, standard systematic account of the genus Liolaemus of the Andes, German text.

Price: 60.00 GBP
31 Heyer, W. R Variation within the Leptodactylus podicipinus-wagneri Complex of Frogs (Amphibia; Leptodactylidae)

28cm. Pp.iv,124. 46 photos. Softbound.

Price: 5.00 GBP
Venomous Encounters. Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia, Hobbins, Peter
32 Hobbins, Peter Venomous Encounters. Snakes, Vivisection and Scientific Medicine in Colonial Australia
1526101440 / 9781526101440 New
2017. 26cm. Pp.216. 30 plates, photos and figures. Hardbound.

How do we know which snakes are dangerous? This seemingly simple question caused constant concern for the white settlers who colonised Australia after 1788. Facing a multitude of serpents in the bush, their fields and their homes, colonists wanted to know which were the harmful species and what to do when bitten. But who could provide this expertise? Liberally illustrated with period images, 'Venomous Encounters' argues that much of the knowledge about which snakes were deadly was created by observing snakebite in domesticated creatures, from dogs to cattle. Originally accidental, by the middle of the nineteenth century this process became deliberate. Doctors, naturalists and amateur antidote sellers all caused snakes to bite familiar creatures in order to demonstrate the effects of venom - and the often erratic impact of 'cures'. In exploring this culture of colonial vivisection, 'Venomous Encounters' asks fundamental questions about human-animal relationships and the nature of modern medicine.

Contents :


1. Serpents and settlers: the colonial animal matrix, 1788-1840

2. Vivisection in the pub: public spectacles and plebeian expertise, 1840-80

3. Ontological conjunctions: dogs, snakes, venoms and germs, 1843-68

4. In vivo veritas: the amoral ascent of colonial vivisection, 1868-76

5. Legislators and other animals: foregrounding vivisection, 1876-95

6. Immunology and indigeneity: species, serums and localisms, 1890-1914



Price: 70.00 GBP
33 Hoogmoed, M. S Ghanese Lizards of the Genus Mabuya (Scincidae, Sauria, Reptilia)

1974. 22cm. Pp.62. 6 plates of photos. 19 figures. Paperback.

Price: 6.00 GBP
34 Idriess, I. L In Crocodile Land, Wandering in Northern Australia

(1946) 1952. 22cm. Pp.ix,241. 22 photos. Cloth.

In Crocodile Land, good secondhand copy with jacket.

Price: 7.00 GBP
The Fish & Fisheries of the Gold Coast, Irvine, F. R
35 Irvine, F. R The Fish & Fisheries of the Gold Coast
Clean secondhand
Crown Agents, 1947. 26cm. Pp.xv, [i], 352. 217 text figures. Original cloth, dustjacket, head of spine with 1cm split, jacket torn with loss. Trewavas / Banister copy with both signatures, newspaper obituary of Frederick Irvine pasted to fep.

Includes Fishes of the Gold Coast - Marine Fishes (Norman & Irvine) pp.81-220, and Fresh-water Fishes (Trewavas & Irvine) pp.221-282, both with keys to genera, and an illustrated chapter on the crustaceans, sea turtles and marine mammals.

Price: 20.00 GBP
36 Kunz, R. E Snakes of Taiwan

1963. 27cm. Pp.[iii],80. Frontispiece, colour & BW photos. Cloth.

Price: 55.00 GBP
37 Laurent, R. F Contribution to the Knowledge of the Genus Pelusios

1965. 26cm. Pp.vii,33. 3 photo-plates, 19 text figures. Wrappers.

Price: 17.00 GBP
Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles, Mackessy, Shaun P (editor)
38 Mackessy, Shaun P (editor) Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles
0849391652 / 9780849391651 New
2009. 28cm. Pp.528. Hardbound.

Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles provides an overview of current taxonomy, explains the similarities and differences in the venom delivery apparatus in different groups of reptiles, reviews state-of-the-art knowledge about specific venom components and their action, and summarizes effects of envenomation and treatment in humans on different continents.

Presents a view of reptile toxinology from the whole animal to the glands producing venoms to the molecular models and the mechanisms of actions of the toxins themselves.

Price: 87.00 GBP
39 Mao, Shou H Turtles of Taiwan. A Natural History of the Turtles

1971. 21cm. Pp.x,128. 14 colour & 22 BW photos, 28 text figures. Hardback.

Price: 32.00 GBP
40 Marais, J. & M. Bates (editors) Husbandry '88. Proceedings of the First H.A.A. Reptile Husbandry Symposium

H.A.A., 1990. 30cm. Pp.61. Photos & figures. Paperback.

Husbandry '88. Proceedings of the First H.A.A. Reptile Husbandry Symposium presents 19 papers

Price: 18.00 GBP
41 Markezich, A.L., C.J. Cole & H.C. Dessauer The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards (Squamata: Teiidae: Cnemidophorous) of the Peninsula de Paraguana, Venezuela: Systematics, Ecology, Descriptions of Two New Taxa, and Relationships to Whiptails of the Guianas

1997. 26cm. Pp.60. 27 photos, figures & maps (some colour), 9 tables. Paperback.

Two colour morphs of whiptail lizards (Cnemidophorus), one brilliant blue and one bright green, occur in distinctly different habitats on the Paraguana Peninsula, Venezuela.

Multidisciplinary analyses (karyotypes, protein electrophoresis, colour pattern, scalation, using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques) revealed that the blue and the green lizards represent two distinctively different diploid bisexual species.

In The Blue and Green Whiptail Lizards of the Peninsula de Paraguana both new taxa are named and diagnosed.

Price: 6.95 GBP
42 McIlhenny, E. A The Alligator's Life History

SSAR reprint edn., 1987. 23cm. Pp.(xviii),117. 18 photos. Hardbound.

The Alligator's Life History, SSAR facsimile reprints in herpetology.

Price: 14.00 GBP
43 McKeown, S., F. Caporaso & K.H. Peterson (editors) 9th International Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry

1986. 28cm. Pp.[iv], vi, 265. Colour & BW photos, figures. Softbound.

9th International Herpetological Symposium on Captive Propagation and Husbandry presents 22 papers on the care and breeding of a wide range of species.

Price: 26.00 GBP
44 McPeak, R. H Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California
0930118286 / 9780930118280 
23cm. Pp.iv,99. 365 colour photos. Paperback.

First full colour field guide to the snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders of the Baja California Peninsula. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California features 150 species in colour.

Price: 7.99 GBP
Living Snakes of the World in Color, Mehrtens, John M
45 Mehrtens, John M Living Snakes of the World in Color
080696460X / 9780806964607 Clean secondhand
Sterling Blandford, first and only edition, 1987. 26cm. Pp.440. 540 colour photos. Hardbound, jacket.

Landmark reference which describes and illustrates 413 species and 454 subspecies several photographed for the first time. Originally published at GBP 35.00 30 years ago. Good value, clean secondhand copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
46 Mertens, R Herpetofauna Tobagana

1972. 24cm. Pp.22. Keys. Offprint. Fine copy.

Price: 14.50 GBP
47 Mortimer, Jeanne A Marine Turtles in the Republic of the Seychelles. Status and Management
2880329019 / 9782880329013 
1984. 30cm. Pp.80. 4 plates of photos, numerous figures, maps and tables. Paperback.

Marine Turtles in the Republic of the Seychelles presents the results of a three year study on the present and past stocks of the green and hawksbill turtles.

Price: 18.50 GBP
48 Mutschmann, F Die Strumpfbandnattern. Biologie, Verbreitung, Haltung
3894324279 / 9783894324278 
1995. 21cm. Pp.172. 16 colour photos, 101 photos & text figs., 28 maps. Paperback.

Die Strumpfbandnattern, Thamnophis, text in German.

Price: 8.00 GBP
49 Nash, D. S The Morphology and Relationships of a Crocodilian, Orthosuchuc stormbergi, from the Upper Triassic of Lesotho

1975. 24cm. Pp.102. Figures. Paperback.

Price: 23.00 GBP
50 Nollert, A. (editor) Verbreitung, Okologie und Schutz der Gelbbauchunke [Bombina variegata], Vol.1. Beitrage der internationalen Vortragstagung, Jena, November 1995. Vol.2. Bibliographie

1996. 2 vols. 21cm. Pp.325 (total). Numerous colour photos and illustrations. Paperback.

Price: 35.00 GBP
51 Passmore, N.I. & V.C. Carruthers South African Frogs

1979. 28cm. Pp.xviii,270. Colour & BW photos & maps, record of frog calls. Cloth, nice fine copy in slightly scuffed dustjacket, signed by both authors.

Last one.

Price: 45.00 GBP
52 Petzold, H-G Aufgaben und Probleme bei der Erforschung der Lebensausserungen der Niederen Amnioten (Reptilien)

1984. 24cm. Pp.310. Bibliography. Paperback.

Aufgaben und Probleme bei der Erforschung der Lebensausserungen der Niederen Amnioten, the original German edition, one (1) copy only

Price: 26.00 GBP
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