A Field Guide To Reptiles of the Australian High Country
by R. Jenkins and R. Bartell
Inkata Press, 1980, [First Edition], colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0909605165
Fine Condition, very minor rubbing to corners, previous owners details blacked out on inside front flyleaf, tiny tear to top corner near spine, very minor edge and shelf wear
'This book introduces reptiles as an intriguing group of animals and provides a comprehensive treatment of the species which inhabit the south-eastern highlands of the Australian mainland. This region, almost entirely bounded by the 500-metre contour, extends from near Goulburn in New South Wales to just east of Melbourne in Victoria, and includes the Australian Capital Territory, the Australian Alps and associated mountain ranges. Much of the region rises above 1000 metres where snow is present during the winter months.
The authors, both zoologists living in Canberra, have an intimate first-hand knowledge of both the region and its reptile fauna. With some exceptions, the excellent illustrations and colour photographs have been prepared by the authors, and these together with the informative text will appeal to a wide variety of readers.'