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"This landmark book is the first to review in detail the comparative social behavior of reptiles. Many readers will be surprised to learn about how complex and variable reptilian behavior can be and that outdated myths about how greatly they are pre-programmed are just that—myths."

"Watch out, mammologists and ornithologists, here come the behavioral herpetologists, and there are a lot of us! This wonderful, up-to-date review of modern studies of reptile sociality and related behavioral themes will be much read and much used, and I hope it will serve to stimulate new, fresh studies."

"An enjoyable and stimulating read, The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles is destined to be a classic work in biology for biologists and non-biologists alike. The book's scholarship sets the standard and should be used as a template for future researchers and authors."

"The authors show that many ideas about reptile behavior are based more on folklore and bias than science. They review the research and present findings in highly readable accounts, demonstrating that reptiles interact with each other in surprising and intricate ways. The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles reveals, once again, that life on this planet is far more stunning than we can imagine."

"Science writing about family lives in turtles, snakes and crocodilians promises a much needed corrective to our assumptions about 'lowly' reptiles."

"This is an excellent book on an underappreciated topic. The coverage is thorough and the insights are sharp, as is to be expected from a group of authors with tremendous expertise in the social behavior of diverse groups of reptiles."

The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles
Publication Date: 1 Jun 2021
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 440 pages
Illustrations: 25 color photos, 1 color illus, 15 b&w photos, 9 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421440675
Subjects: Ecology, Evolution