Alligators & Crocodiles (World Life Library)
by John L. Behler, Deborah A. Behler
Book Description: Talk about a mouth! According to authors John and Deborah Behler, "When the jaws of an adult crocodilian close, they can do so with tremendous force . . . Yet, the muscles that open the jaws are weak. A thick rubberband placed around the jaws of a six-foot croc can easily hold them shut."
Readers will learn fascinating facts like this and more in Alligators & Crocodiles, which examines the natural history of the crocodilians--alligators, crocodiles, caiman, and gharials--collectively and individually. Its "Crocodilian Gallery" includes information on all 23 existing crocodilians, from the American alligator to the Chinese alligator, to the spectacled caiman, to the broad-snouted caiman, and the Orinoco crocodile to the gharial.
Alligators & Crocodiles provides information about the range, diet, appearance, behavior, and mating practices of these creatures and shatters some of the myths about crocodilians (for example, the differences between alligators and crocodiles), and discusses conservation issues throughout the text as well as in a separate chapter.
Paperback from Voyageur Press
Alligators & Crocodiles (Zoobooks Series)
by John Bonnett Wexo
Book Description: Their ferocity has made them famous-now is your chance to fill kids in on their ancient past, their danger to humans, and their well-deserved reputation as doting parents
Zoobooks, the 59-book animal series - the "everything you wanted to know but didn't know who to ask" guide to the world's most fascinating creatures. Each exciting edition of Zoobooks is packed with current scientific facts, striking photography, beautiful illustrations and unique activities that teach children about animals and the habitats in which they live. With innovative publications and products, Wildlife Education, Ltd. has enriched the lives of children, parents, and educators nationwide for 20 years. All titles are offered in library-bound hardcover and soft-cover styles. Zoobooks, ideal for the knowledge-hungry 4-11 year old!
Library Binding from Zoobooks/Wildlife Education
The Crocodile Hunter: The Incredible Life and Adventures of Steve and Terri Irwin
by Terri Irwin, Steve Irwin
Book Description: Host of the Discovery Channel's hit "The Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin and his wife Terri reveal how their love for animals inspired them to build one of Australia's largest private animal refugees.
Paperback from New American Library
Crocodiles (Animal Ways)
by Judith Jango-Cohen
Library Binding from Benchmark Books
Crocodiles & Alligators
by Seymour Simon
Book Description: Crocodiles and alligators have always been one of humankind's most feared predators. Around since the days of the dinosaurs, they are probably the source of myths about ferocious serpents and man-eating dragons. All tall tales aside, these reptiles remain fascinating creatures. Did you know that crocodiles and alligators eat their food without chewing? Or that they use the sun to regulate their body temperature? Renowned science writer Seymour Simon's accessible text, and full-color photos, provide a stellar introduction to these reptile wonders.
Paperback from HarperTrophy
Crocodiles & Alligators of the World
by David Alderton
Book Description: Perceived for too long as predatory killers, crocodilians face their gravest danger--extinction--with little human help and sympathy. As this volume proves, alligators and crocodiles can be extremely fascinating. Examine this creature's anatomy to see why it makes such a fine hunter: its almost fully submerged body remains nearly invisible, its slit eyes help it see in the dark and judge distance precisely, and its tough skin protects it against the salt water. Many societies viewed crocodiles with awe because of their power and size, and even made them a part of their folklore and religion. Information on origins, evolution and distribution, courtship, reproduction, and many individual species paint a thorough portrait. Maps of their habitats, disappearing swiftly because of environmental damage, trace their presence worldwide, and excellent color photos bring these sometimes scary reptiles up close and personal. Blandford 192 pages, 40 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 6 x 9.
Crocodiles of Australia
by Grahame Webb, et al
(Paperback -- April )
Handbook of Alligators and Crocodiles
by Steve Grenard, Wanda Loutsenhizer (Illustrator)
This handbook is the first comprehensive easy-to-read, yet technically researched, resource on the basic aspects of crocodilian biology, resource management, behavior, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. It is aimed at a broad audience of individuals concerned with crocodilians, including wildlife officers in the field, wildlife researchers, environmental specialists, alligator/crocodile farming and ranching personnel, hunters, and herpetologists, including students and generalists who need a thorough yet nontechnical background. While this handbook includes entries for living crocodilian species, a special emphasis has been placed on the American alligator and crocodile. The text is complemented by 150 line drawings and maps specially commissioned for this book. Over 100 full-color and black and white photographs are also included. Among the areas covered are detailed, anatomically correct drawings of crocodilian structure, prey attack, capture and feeding behaviors, various aquatic profiles, terrestrial gaits, and range maps.
Hardcover: 236 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.25 x 9.00
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company; (September 1, 1991)
Crocodiles and Alligators on DVD
The Crocodile Hunter - Crocodiles of the Revolution
VHS Tape from Discovery Home Video
Listed under The Crocodile Hunter
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