A Contribution to the Herpetology of Northern Pakistan: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Margalla Hills National Park and surroundings regions
By Masroor, Rafaqat
Pp. 217; 3 color base maps, 109 color photos of habitats, reptiles and amphibians, 42 color distribution maps. Original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket lettered in black on the spine and in red on the front cover, 8vo. Simultaneously published by Edition Chimaira in Frankfurt Germany. The total edition was limited to 500 copies. This book on the herpetology of Northern Pakistan is built around an intensive, 7-year-long survey of the Margalla Hills National Park – a 175-square-kilometer reserve that surrounds the country's capital city, Islamabad together with further surveys of adjacent regions. This overall area, lying near the base of the Himalayan Mountains, contains the headwaters of Pakistan's major river system, the Indus. The habitats in this region range from arid desert-like biomes to monsoonal subtropical forests. Biogeographically, the region is the meeting place between the Palearctic and Oriental zones, as reflected in the diversity of its herpetofauna (from the rear dust jacket blurb). No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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