Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians
Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians is a comprehensive review of current knowledge about the world's largest and most famous living reptiles. Gordon Grigg's authoritative and accessible text and David Kirshner's stunning interpretive artwork and colour photographs combine expertly in this contemporary celebration of crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials. This book showcases the skills and capabilities that allow crocodylians to live how and where they do. It covers the biology and ecology of the extant species, conservation issues, crocodylian–human interaction and the evolutionary history of the group, and includes a vast amount of new information; 25 per cent of 1100 cited publications have appeared since 2007. Richly illustrated with more than 500 colour photographs and black and white illustrations, this book will be a benchmark reference work for crocodylian biologists, herpetologists and vertebrate biologists for years to come.
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2 THE CROCODYLIAN FAMILY TREE
3 CROCODYLIANS CLOSER UP
4 LOCOMOTION BUOYANCY AND TRAVEL
5 SENSORY SKILLS AND BRAIN
6 FEEDING DIGESTION AND NUTRITION
7 ENERGY SUPPLY AND DELIVERY
8 THE WORLDS MOST EXTRAORDINARY HEART
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