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Geckos

The Animal Answer Guide

Q: How do geckos walk across ceilings?
A: Millions of hair-like setae on each foot.

Q: Where do geckos come from?
A: Throughout the world. Usually where it's warm.

Q: How many species of geckos are there?
A: Close to 1,500 and counting!

Q: What do they eat?
A: Insects mostly.

Discover the biology, natural history, and diversity of geckos—the acrobatic little lizards made famous by a car insurance ad campaign. Lizard biologist and gecko expert Aaron Bauer answers deceptively simple questions with surprising and little-known facts. Readers can explore color photographs that reveal the natural wonder and beauty of the gecko form and are further informed by images of how geckos live in their natural habitats. Although written for nonexperts, Geckos also provides a carefully selected bibliography and a new list of all known species that will be of interest to herpetologists. Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.

About the Author

Aaron Bauer is the Gerald M. Lemole, M.D., Professor of Integrative Biology at Villanova University, chairman of the Herpetological Association of Africa, and past president of the Herpetologists' League.

Reviews

"This book is recommended if you are considering getting a gecko for a pet or if you just want to know more about the ecology and behavior of the 1,400 or so living species of these peculiar lizards."—Whit Gibbons, Aiken Standard

"[This book] successfully broadens our outlook and appreciation of these fascinating creatures."—Aliza, Gecko Time

"Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book."—Northeastern Naturalist

"All you ever wanted to know about geckos is here in a nice, readable format."—Robert E. Hoopes, Wildlife Activist

"Geckos may very well be the most recognizable lizards, and their diversity is astounding across their near-global distribution. Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide therefore provides a general audience with a much-needed encyclopedia where they can get an answer to nearly any question they may have about gecko biology. There is no authority better suited than Aaron Bauer to compile a gecko book at any academic level, and he does a shining example here of making his astounding knowledge of geckos accessible to general readers."—Matthew K. Fujita, Quarterly Review of Biology

The Johns Hopkins University Press

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