There is undoubtedly a wide range of books and magazines available which focus on the subject of reptiles. Some of them are aimed specifically at children and explain the different species in a simplified and fun way. Others are targeted especially towards adult readers. Several specific publications are worth seeking out.
Ultimate Reptileopedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever
This book is filled with colourful pictures showing a large number of species. Experts from National Geographic compiled the information. It mostly focuses on the stranger reptiles around the world. The target audience is children, which explain the reliance on a bright aesthetic. The book is a useful reference for young people who want to learn about snakes, turtles, lizards and more. Each animal is given a profile page with a “Did You Know?” section.
Miles And Miles Of Reptiles: All About Reptiles
The Cat in the Hat is a popular feline character created by Dr Seuss. In this book, he travels around the globe, discovering reptiles. Komodo dragons, cobras and geckos get a mention. Rhyming prose is used to help kids memorise facts about these animals. When talking about specific reptiles, the book gives basic information and quirky, fun facts.
The Magnificent Book Of Reptiles And Amphibians
This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to both adults and children. Each animal is visually depicted stunningly and realistically. The drawings have emphasis as opposed to facts, as they take up most of the pages. There are size charts which show how big the reptiles are compared to humans.
BBC Wildlife Magazine
The widely revered magazine has been around for over 50 years. It employs expert photographers to take impressive-looking pictures of wildlife. There are also sections about animal news, recent discoveries and developments in biology.
New Scientist Magazine
New Scientist does not just run articles about animals. It looks at every aspect of modern science including chemistry, technology and physics. When reptiles are mentioned, it is usually in articles about new developments. A good example would be the discovery of a species or the successful cloning of a reptile.
Reptiles Magazine by Fancy Publications
People who own reptiles as pets will find this magazine very useful. It gives advice on how to care for both common and rare species. The publication originated in California and now reaches an international readership. Their articles explain how to look after, feed and breed different reptiles.