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The Reptiles

(Life Nature Library #14)

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Book 14 of the Life Nature Library.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published 1963 by Time-Life Books, Inc.
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Andrew Ives
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: animals
(1969 hardback) This starts off very well, and is particularly informative over the first few chapters pertaining to evolution, dinosaurs, amphibians, eggs and skeletons of reptiles. My particular copy had 15 pages ripped out from p33-48, which I suspect was due to blasphemous evolutionary theories that were unacceptable to a school somewhere. There are a few great photos of a giant prehistoric turtle skeleton, a kangaroo rat jumping over a snake and a lunatic wrestling an anaconda in a river, b ...more
Brandonburnett
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Robu-sensei
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Like ‘em or hate ‘em, reptiles are fascinating creatures. LIFE Nature Library’s The Reptiles is an accessible, clearly written introduction to the unusual biology of this class of animals. The chart of reptile evolution has been completely redrawn since this book came out, but otherwise the biology is still pretty accurate (disclaimer: I'm a geneticist, not a herpetologist).

I didn’t like this volume nearly as much as the others in the series. Though technically good, the writing is a little too
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Jeff Szpirglas
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my absolute favorite book growing up. I probably checked it out from my school library enough times to fill the card. It's an informative tome with a nice balance of text and pictures, but honestly, this book is so engrained in my head it's hard to be objective about it (hence the five star review). Great snake picture on the cover, too. Books like this made me want to be a herpetologist.
Aakash Kumar
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with reptiles after reading this book. Reptiles are here on earth from more than 200 million years and one of the most diverse creatures on the earth. They have survived in the most difficult conditions of earth and this book by Archie Carr is just a perfect tribute to them. I only hated the part where writer tells about making different dishes from reptiles.
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