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Chimaira Basics - Live Food

Softcover, 94 pages, more than 125 colour photos. Terrarium animals need a healthy, balanced and varied diet. Self-cultured food insects or other live foods whose nutritional value is enriched by a proper diet and supplementation, will provide you with success in this field: suitable species include green banana cockroaches, tropical woodlouses, fruit flies, locusts, crickets or even mice. This volume details the conditions necessary for successful culturing based upon the extensive knowledge of experienced terrarium-keepers. This will enable you to supply your animals with valuable and suitable food items, all with minimal investment.

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  • Soft cover book
  • 94 pages
  • 125 colour photos
  • Great advice for keeping livefoods
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Chimaira A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians of Israel

Israel offers abundant wild life and a variety of habitats, packed into one of the smallest countries in the world. This book presents useful information on the identification and general biology of all 92 land-reptile and amphibian species occurring in Israel.

The book details each species with an updated textual description, colorful images, and distribution maps. Species inhabiting sandy habitats are addressed in a special chapter detailing their tracks and how to follow them, with the aid of text and photographs.

In addition to its species coverage, this book also covers Israels unique conservation issues, and surveys its diverse phytogeographical habitats, with the aid of illustrations, photographs, and textual information.

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  • Guide to the wildlife of Isreal
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira A Quest to African Herpetology

Frankfurt am Main March 2018, softcover, 253 pages, 120 illustrations, most of them in colour. Edited by Jens Reissig and with a Preface by Prof. Aaron M. Bauer (Villanova University). Don Broadley is universally regarded as the "godfather" of modern African herpetology. With more than six decades of active research based in Zimbabwe, Don's career has been at the nexus of the field since shortly after his arrival in Africa. In his autobiography, Don presents the many details that have made up his life in herpetology. His numerous field trips, their participants and the reptiles and amphibians collected are all outlined in the orderly fashion that has characterised his many technical publications. Documented too are his first contacts with herpetologists around the world. This reveals how central Don has been to research programs near and far, providing data, specimens and expertise to a tremendous number of researchers and facilitating the last half century's growth in African herpetology. In Umtali and then in Bulawayo, Don built one of the largest collections of amphibians and reptiles in Africa, with its greatest strengths in the Zambesiaca region, incorporating Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Botswana ? areas where most of Don?s own field trips and those of his close associates generally took place. Today, because of Don, the collection in Bulawayo, one of the largest in Africa, it is rich in type material and the Museum?s journal Arnoldia is known to herpetologists around the world. Because of Don's centrality to herpetology, this book is a chronicle of the discovery of the herpetofauna of southeastern Africa. Stories from many of Don?s field trips, such as his run-in with a lioness in Botswana, have become legendary. His snake bites are even more storied ? from a stiletto snake bite only a few months after arriving in Rhodesia, to the 1960 puff adder bite that cost him his middle finger, to the boomslang bite that necessitated the transfusion of 13 pints of blood. All are documented in this book. Don was an unassuming man, yet his life was anything but uneventful and his contributions were many. And all of this was achieved against the backdrop of hardships that life in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe have brought. From the war of independence to hyperinflation, Don persevered, driven by his abiding fascination with the African herpetofauna. Whether the reader is a longtime friend of Don?s or someone for whom the name Broadley is familiar only from the literature cited of innumerable papers, this book will provide new insights into an extraordinary life in herpetology.

Don Broadley's autobiography starts off by telling us a little about his childhood and his teenage years, which he spent in England in the 1930s and 1940s. Some stories about the Second World War are also mentioned, especially one of a German bomber plane which he inspected after it had been shot down. Then it moves on to the first few years after his schooling and whilst he was doing his National Service in the Royal Air Force. His early explorations in Dorset testify to his interest in the local herpetofauna. Soon after this his plan to go to Africa started to fall into place. A Quest for African Herpetology documents his scientific work since the mid-1950s, until shortly before his death in 2016.

He has corresponded with many colleagues for decades. The number of people with whom he has been in contact during this period and of which he reports in this book, lies around the 400 mark. The major role players in his development are also mentioned here. It is not just herpetologists with whom he corresponded, but also many other scientific individuals throughout the world. The Zambia expedition can be mentioned here as an example. This he did with Woody Cotterill, a mammologist and Karen Esler, a botanist. They spent many weeks on the road together and thus allow the reader explore a wide aspect of the flora and fauna of the region around the source of the Zambezi.

Many observations and notes were also made available from game wardens or passionate amateurs who were interested in herpetology. Many may thus not have been heard of by the herpetological community in the past.

However, roughly two-thirds of the names mentioned in the book are indeed herpetologist, which are based throughout the world. One could say that there were hardly any herpetologists who were active during the second half of the 20th century that did not correspond with Don Broadley. Especially those that were working on African herpetofauna. Don Broadley's radius however extends far beyond the region which he himself had actively explored.

A Quest for African Herpetology also documents some of his premier field trips and vast collection of species throughout his life. Many of which he described himself, are talked about.

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  • 2018 publication
  • 253 pages
  • 120 illustrations
  • Many colour illustrations
  • Paperback book
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Chimaira Amphibians & Reptiles of Ethiopia & Eritrea

Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History Vol. 38

Frankfurt am Main 2010, 693 pages, more than 380 colour- and 25 black-and white-photographs, 23 drawings, 282 maps.

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  • Guide to the wildlife of Ethiopia and Eritrea
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira Amphibians & Reptiles of Seribuat Archipelago

Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Vol. 50Frankfurt March 2011, HC. 239 pages, 218 color photographs, 2 maps. Taxonomic keys, descriptions, and color photographs make the identification of every species in the Seribuat Archipelago easy for both the untrained naturalist and scientist alike. Sections on each species natural history and distribution provide users with a means on how to find and observe species they find interesting. The distribution section is cross-indexed to an island checklist for every species on every island in the archipelago. Additionally, the archipelago's geological history is discussed and detailed descriptions of the islands are supplemented with color photographs of the varied habitats they comprise.

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  • Guide to the wildlife of the Seribuat Archipelago
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira Amphibians & Reptiles of the St. Vincent & Grenada Banks, West Indies

Frankfurt am Main March 2018, hardcover, 448 pages, more than 400 colour photos, plus distribution maps and portraits of researchers who have made important contributions to the herpetology of the region in the past. Both authors are renowned experts in Caribbean herpetology.

Robert W. Henderson is Curator of Herpetology Emeritus at the Milwaukee Public Museum (USA). His studies of West Indian treeboas (Corallus) are ongoing. Robert Powell is Professor of Biology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri (USA). His research seeks to understand the responses of West Indian herpetofaunas to human-mediated environmental alterations.

In the Eastern Caribbean, the more than 40 islands of the St. Vincent Bank and the Grenada Bank (Grenada and the Grenadine Islands) harbor at least 32 species of frogs and reptiles. Like many West Indian islands, the combined herpetofaunas of the two island banks comprise a mixture of native (including island and bank endemics) and introduced species. They include species that are virtually ubiquitous to those that have precariously limited distributions and are critically endangered, a condition largely attributable to habitat destruction and the impact of introduced species. This book provides a compilation of our current knowledge of the frogs and reptiles of the two island banks and raises concerns for their futures.

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  • 2018 publication
  • 448 pages
  • 400 colour photos
  • Distribution maps
  • Hard back book
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Chimaira Herpetology of Northern Pakistan

This book exceeds the scope of a field guide and turns it into a sound handbook on the herpetology of northern Pakistan

Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Vol. 52

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  • Guide to the wildife of Northern Pakistan
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira The Amphibians & Reptiles of the Western Sahara

Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History Vol. 19

Frankfurt 2004, hardcover, 228 pages, 212 colour photos, 23 black-and-white photos, 7 line drawings, 68 distribution maps

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  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira: Amphibians & Reptiles Oman & UAE

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Oman and the UAE. Author: Gardner, A. S. Hardcover, 480 pages, 342 colour photographs, distribution maps for each species, preface by Max Kasparek.

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  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Chimaira: Amphibien und Reptilien Bulgariens

Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Vol. 35

Frankfurt 2011, hardcover, 582 pages, more than 500 colour photos, distribution maps for all species providing activity patterns (mating, oviposition,hatching) as well as data for vertical distribution in Bulgaria).

This German language edition lists vernacular names in German, English and Bulgarian for all species.

With a Preface by Andreas Nöllert.

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  • Guide to the wildlife of Bulgaria
  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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ECO Crocodilians in Captivity

This unique title will help people make an informed decision on whether or not to purchase a crocodilian , such as an american alligator as a pet. This excellent book is filled with captive care tips and an individual species account , and photo for every individual speices in the world.

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  • Complete guide to crocodilians
  • Written by global experts
  • A practical keepers guide
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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The Reptiles & Amphibians of Dorset

The new BHS book 'Reptiles and Amphibians of Dorset' by David C. Wareham is now available.This beautifully presented soft-back book contains 120 pages & cover, 106 colour plates, 16 maps and 10 line drawings. This book is a 'must' read and an excellent field guide for all those interested in herpetology, natural history and conservation.

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  • Written by global experts
  • An educational text on wild animals
  • Brilliant gift for animal enthusiasts
  • The result of extensive research
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Zoo Med Beginner's Guide to Reptile Care

The best "first time" reptile owner's guide to the general care of reptiles in captivity. Includes the four basic principles of reptile husbandry.

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  • Complete guide to reptile care
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Zoo Med Guide to Bettas

Zoo Med's Comprehensive Betta Care Book:

  • Learn everything you need to know about successfully keeping Betta fish.
  • Includes care tips from experienced Betta keepers.
  • Includes color photos and product guides!

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General Books

Books on the healthcare and general keeping of reptile, amphibians and invertebrates. A wide range of practical keeping tips. From understanding parasites and diseases to nutrition, colour morphs, enclosure construction and geographical variation. These books are all of those spanning more than one species or subject and are great for animal enthusiasts.