Item description for A Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Egypt by Sherif Baha El Din...
Reptiles and amphibians are among Egypt's most successful wildlife, found in almost every habitat in the country, from homes to fields and the desert itself. For the first time, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on all of Egypt's principal species, with detailed material on their taxonomy, identification,natural history, and ecology. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork, this guide is a valuable tool for experts and amateurs alike in the identification, study, and conservation of these fascinating animals. With an easy-to-use key, high-quality maps, and over 100 color illustrations, this field guide covers 110 species--including tortoises and turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodiles--found in Egypt. Each entry contains concise information about the species, including English, Latin, and Arabic names; world and Egypt distribution; distinguishing features; habitat and ecology; behavior; and conservation status. Included too are line drawings to illustrate key identification features and differences between species. With a comprehensive bibliography for further research, the guide supplies the accuracy and scientific rigor that scientists look for, while providing an accessible approach for generalists and amateurs. For biologists, nature lovers and anyone interested in Egypt's rich natural heritage, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt is an ideal reference tool.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774249798 ISBN13 9789774249792
Availability 0 units.
More About Sherif Baha El Din
SHERIF BAHA EL DIN holds a Ph.D. in ecology and is an advisor to the Egyptian EnvironmentalAffairs Agency. He is the author of several books, including The Common Birds of Egypt(AUCPress, 1984).
Sherif Baha El Din has an academic affiliation as follows - BirdLife International, Florida; UNDP.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Egypt?
Great and first guide to the region Jan 10, 2007
Finally a guide that covers Egypt in a understanding matter.
No highly scientific drawings in black and white, but nice colour photography,distribution maps and some drawings. More photos would have been welcomed especially to show the colour differents between lizards/snakes of the same species in different regions... But then the book would be a lot more expensive.
It is clearly made for a broad audience, from scientists to herp fanatics to tourists.
A quality reference of the highest order Sep 7, 2006
A Guide To The Reptiles And Amphibians Of Egypt is a concise, solid, and up-to-date reference especially for herpetologists and natural scientists in need of a quick reference to the 1180 species currently recognized within Egypt. Each species' entry includes information about its taxonomy, identification, natural history, ecology, and conservation. Author Sherif Baha El Din has spent twenty years researching and studying the reptile and amphibian fauna of Egypt; his meticulously gathered data is supplemented with over 130 color photographs and black-and-white line drawings, accurate distribution maps, and a bibliography. Featuring sufficient detail and scientific rigor for professionals while retaining an accessible narrative style for amateur nature lovers, A Guide To The Reptiles And Amphibians Of Egypt is a quality reference of the highest order.