ANIMALS IN ARMOR by Clarence Hylander


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A specialist in nature work (see his Sea and Shore- 1950 and Adventures with Reptiles- a biography of Ross Allen- 1951) Mr. Hylander presents a full and authoritative survey of North American reptiles- alligators, turtles, lizards and snakes. The first of the book's six main divisions treats reptiles in general- in an informally written introduction revealing the fascination of the subject. Coming then to alligators, the author establishes his pattern for the rest of the book, dividing his material on each reptile into the classifications of living habits, body structure, eating, breathing, hibernating habits, reproduction, etc. Varying these where the animals differ- for instance the color changing habits of lizards- he distinguishes between breeds, adding extra material on them.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1954
Publisher: Macmillan