(a species of owlet moth (Noctuid)) Some caterpillars, after they emerge from their egg, can increase their weight by 25,000 times.

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Discover the fascinating and charismatic chameleon in this book, the first popular guide to these instantly recognisable creatures.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09290 0

Author: Chris Mattison and Nick Garbutt

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£ 12.99


The book reveals the amazing chameleon characteristics, from their flattened bodies, opposed feet and independently swivelling eyes to their prehensile tail and the ability to change colour.

In the guide you will also learn about:

  • the sheer variety among the 173 species of chameleon
  • their natural habitats and how they are looked after in captivity
  • their relationship with humans, from mythology to conservation work
  • how they fit into life’s evolutionary tree and who are their close relations
  • chameleon reproduction, defense against predators, feeding, habitat and distribution

With stunning close-up photography, this colourful guide to chameleon biology and natural history provides an illuminating insight to the lives of these unusual animals.

Ideal reading for older children and adults.

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