Drawing on the latest scientific research, the authors introduce the book with a discussion of reptile identification, diversity, biology, distribution patterns, and where to find and observe them, as well as unravelling the facts and fallacies of snakebites. Written in a lively and accessible way, the subsequent chapters offer insight into:

Identification to group level, with an inclusive list of related species
A detailed description of appearance, together with colourful images Biology and behaviour of each group