Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal
By Schleich, H. Herman and Kastle, Werner (editors)
Pp. x, 1201; 127 full page color plates with 377 photos of over 130 species and 21 photos of habitats, 2000+ black-and-white illustrations in margins (fine line-drawings, maps and other illustrations). Publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered in white on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, thick sm 4to. This detailed monograph covers in detail the rich diversity of over 50 amphibian and 130 reptile species in Nepal. Nepal forms a gigantic flight of steps from the Gangetic Plain to the Tibetan Plateau. This area includes many climatic belts from the subtropics to eternal snow. Situated at the transitional zones between the Palearctic and Oriental zoogeographic regions, its herpetofauna consists as a mixture of Indian, Himalayan, Indo-Malayan, Tibetan, Chinese and SW Asian elements. This works also includes aspects of ethno-herpetology, conservation, snakebite incidents and zoogeography. From the herpetology collection of Joseph C. Mitchell with his ink stamp on the front endpaper. No other ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Publisher||A.R.G. Gantner Verlag|
|Publisher Place||Ruggell, Germany|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.|