An illustrated introduction to the stunning diversity of reptiles and amphibians around the world!
The Magnificent Book of Reptiles and Amphibians is a beautifully illustrated collection of the some of the most fascinating creatures on Earth. From the fierce king cobra to the colorful fire-bellied toad, each animal is explored in-depth with fact files and a selection of awe-inspiring information. This large format features stunning illustrations that provide an up-close view of some of the rarest reptiles and amphibians. This volume is a wonderful keepsake that will be revisited time and again.
Tom Jackson has been a writer for more than 20 years. He has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working in zoos and as a conservationist. He’s mucked out polar bears and fed the penguins, planted trees in Somerset, surveyed Vietnamese jungle and rescued wildlife from drought in Africa. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Today, Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children, and can be found mostly in the attic.
Commercial artist Mat Edwards draws inspiration from the things he sees in daily life. He can create everything from modern to vintage designs, with the power of precision and repetition as key to the appeal of his works. Mat has been passionate about art since childhood, and counts artists such as Chris Foss, Tim White, and Rodney Mathews among his early inspirations. While his talent and eye for detail is a constant, his technique has evolved from using purely traditional materials such as pencils, gouache, stretching paper to using almost all-digital methods. He lives in the United Kingdom.