Crocodile: Evolution's Greatest Survivor
An ancient animal whose ancestors have roamed the earth since the time of the dinosaurs, the crocodile has survived continental drift, ice ages and the loss of once-prolific species. Today, the Australian saltie, the Chinese alligator, the Indian gharial and the black caiman are just some of the twenty-three species of crocodilian descendants found across the world.
Human interaction with these dangerous yet intriguing animals has been reflected in myths and legends dating back to earliest recorded history. Feared or revered, crocodilians have always fascinated. Sadly, many breeds of this seemingly indestructible species are now facing extinction because of human activity, intrusion into their habitats and retaliation for the threat they pose to humans.
This is the fascinating and extraordinary story of the crocodile, one of evolution's greatest survivors.
Lynne Kelly has been teaching science, mathematics and gifted education for over 30 years. She holds a degree in engineering, education and computing, and is the author of numerous books and online courses for education, a novel and a popular science title, The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JoshMock - LibraryThing
Crocodile: EGS seems to be more of a collection of facts and anecdotes than a cohesive book. I enjoyed learning all of these facts and anecdotes, however was put off a little by some sloppy editing ... Read full review
Review: Crocodile: Evolution's Greatest SurvivorUser Review - Brianna Russell - Goodreads
This book has a ton of awesome information about all sorts of crocodilians! It's also very accessible to read, so anybody not super into nonfiction can read it with ease! Read full review
Encountering the crocodile
Around the world in life and legend
The crocodilian in form and function
Studying the crocodilian
In search of the ancient
Hunting the crocodile
Showing them off
Crocodiles in popular culture
List of species and their classification
Notes and sources