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A rich zoology resource, this book presents natural-history quality illustrations and information for the vertebrate class of reptile. A great complement to classification work, this volume covers the unique characteristics, food, habitat, locomotion, self-defense, life cycle, and importance of reptiles.
Simple sentences face illustrations: "Reptiles have dry, scaly skin." The afterword explains more about the image using more complex language: "Some reptiles have a hard, bony plate."