RESOURCES - Books - Reptiles & Amphibians

Here is a list of available reference books. Some of the older books may be out of print, but you may still be able to find them in libraries, and through specialist or second-hand book stores. Please contact us to let us know your favourites, please include the title, publisher and ISBN.  If you'd like, also a short description of why you like it!

ATTRACTING FROGS TO YOUR GARDEN Kevin Casey Kimberly Publications ISBN
0 85881 184 7
1996, 136 pp. An Australian publication, covering most of the continent, the title is pretty self explanatory. A reasonably prices book, it has opted for information over pretty photographs (although it doers have some).  A good read, listing all the do's and don'ts for attracting native frogs to your backyard.
AUSTRALIAN GOANNAS Matt Vincent and Steve Wilson (New Holland) ISBN
1 86436 548  1
 
AUSTRALIAN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS Leonard Cronin (Envirobooks) ISBN
0 85881 186 3
2001, 224 pp. Includes illustrations of most common species. Each one has half a page of information, including descriptions, diet, behaviour and distribution maps.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA Steve Wilson & Gerry Swan (CSIRO) ISBN
1 876337 72 X
480 page paperback with colour illustrations. Details of over 800 Australian reptiles - most with colour illustrations.
(RRP $49.95 2004)
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMPHIBIANS Edited by Robert Hofrichter (UNSW Press) ISBN
1 55263 073 0
264 pp. An interesting, well presented book on amphibians, with sections on 'Biology and Physiology', and 'Ecology and Ethology'. Extensive look at amphibians, their relationships with humans, and the politics of their conservation.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS Harold Cogger & Richard Zweifel (UNSW Press) ISBN
1 876334 83 5
112 page paperback with colour illustrations. Identifies all major species of frogs around Australia. Most with colour photograph, distribution map, and illustrations of distinguishing features.
(RRP $24.96 2004)
FIELD GUIDE TO FROGS OF AUSTRALIA Martyn Robinson (CSIRO) ISBN
0 85881 186 3
2001, 224 pp. Includes illustrations of most common species. Each one has half a page of information, including descriptions, diet, behaviour and distribution maps.
GOANNAS Dennis King and Brian Green (UNSW Press) ISBN
0 86840 656 X
 
KEEPING BLUE TONGUE LIZARDS Grant Turner (Australian Reptile Keepers Press) ISBN
0 9586050 6 8
 
KEEPING SHINGLEBACK LIZARDS
 
Darren Green (Australian Reptile Keepers Press) ISBN
0 9586050 9 2
 
REPTILES AND FROGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Ross Bennett National Parks Assn of the ACT No ISBN found, contact National Parks Assn 1998 86 pp. An excellent regional field guide for species of reptiles and frogs in the ACT and surrounding areas.
SNAKES OF AUSTRALIA Peter Mirtschin & Richard Davis (Hill of Content) ISBN
0 85562 209 6
 
      

  (updated March 2004)

 

     

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