The Cold-Blooded Australians: A unique photographic study of Australia’s reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes

By Schmida, G.

SKU# 17954

$ 35.00

Pp. 208, 280 color photos and some color distribution maps.  Publisher’s original dark gray cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, 4to.  A magnificent photographic study of Australia's reptiles, amphibians and freshwater fishes.  The author " … travels to the major divisions of Australia: the North East, the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Timor Sea, the Pilbara, the South West, the South East, the Murray-Darling and Central Australia. It describes in detail the ecology of animals peculiar to each region. Included are: legless lizards, geckos, saltwater crocodiles, tortoises, sea snakes, burrowing and tree frogs and 130 species of freshwater fish including the Queensland lungfish (whose ancestry has been traced back 400 million years)" (from the dust jacket flap).  Signed by the author on the half-title page: ‘Best wishes, Gunther Schmida, Feb. 1988.’  No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Doubleday
Publisher Place Sydney
Date Published 1985
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
ISBN 0-86824-111-3
Limited Edition