The Reptiles of Northern and Central Europe - Donald StreetLondon: B. T. Batsford, 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine with the price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Appendix;
From the cover: “This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of all the species of reptiles living in northern and central Europe. The area reviewed comprises the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the continental mainland extending from the Atlantic coast of France, across the North European plain and through the Alps and Pannonian plain to the Carpathians. It is the first publication in any language to be devoted to this entire region, and is based upon the author’s field-work, as well as on his extensive research into the British and European literature available on this subject.
Each of the 25 species is treated systematically, with a detailed description of its physical appearance, habitat and ecology, and life cycle and there is also a thorough account of its distribution throughout its entire range. In addition there is a general introduction, which clarifies many of the points referred to elsewhere in the text.
The book is illustrated with several line drawings and with both colour and black and white photographs, 41 of which were taken by Eric Hosking. Every species and subspecies of this region is represented by at least one photograph.
This book, which brings together a great deal of information for the first time, will be of use not only to field-workers with a specialized interest in reptiles, but as well to more general readers, who may wish to know more about this much maligned group of animals.”