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How they live... Reptiles

Learn All There Is to Know About These Animals!

How they live... Reptiles by David Withrington
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From 6 years old

Come and discover the wonderful life of reptiles! Learn about their environment, their physical features, what they eat and much more!

The “How they live” collection is a must-have for children and other members of the family who are eager to learn about nature and animals while having fun.


Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates. They rely more on environmental conditions and less on food to regulate their body temperature than warm-blooded birds and mammals. There are not many reptiles in Europe, compared to the number and variety found in warmer climates. The species which live in Slovenia have adapted to the winter to enable them to survive the cold season. Eleven species of snake live here, of which only three are venomous: the Adder, the Nose-horned Viper and the Asp Viper. These poisonous snakes have heart-shaped heads, stocky bodies with short tails, which are visibly different from the main body, and their eyes have narrow pupils. Non-poisonous snakes have small heads, passing seamlessly into slender bodies, in turn passing into the tail.


The collection "How they live..." is about wild creatures and their relation to our lives and the environment.

In the "How they live..." series :
• How they live... bats
• How they live... birds
• How they live... owls
• How they live... amphibians
• How they live... rodents


Ivan Esenko presents the world of nature and invites the reader to learn more about the world that we are part of. His camera is his most faithful companion and its lens particularly likes to ‘capture’ those animals that live in close quarters to man. We take them so much for granted that we no longer seem to care for them. Ivan is their voice, he has become their ‘personal’ photographer.
David Withrington from Britain has spent most of his professional life working for the official agency, Natural England, where he was initially Author/Editor and latterly Senior Freshwater Adviser. He has a particular interest in birds and butterflies. He has many contacts across Europe through his voluntary work for youth and environmental conservation, including friends in Slovenia, a country which he has visited 34 times.


Okaši is a Slovenian publisher with a vibrant programme.
At every turn, nature reveals its new face and discloses a myriad of secrets. This is why we have devoted a special place to it in our publishing house. We are the creators of books that delight curious children and their parents in their discoveries of nature: in the home garden and the nearby park, but also further afield, in the fields and forests.
At Okaši we keep pace with the times which is why have embarked upon several electronic editions of our books. We have added sound to these publications and hence a new dimension to the contents already there.

Primento Digital Publishing; June 2015
10 pages; ISBN 9789616929707
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Title: How they live... Reptiles
Author: David Withrington; Ivan Esenko