This handbook is the first comprehensive easy-to-read, yet technically researched, resource on the basic aspects of crocodilian biology, resource management, behavior, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. It is aimed at a broad audience of individuals concerned with crocodilians, including
wildlife officers in the field, wildlife researchers, environmental specialists, alligator/crocodile farming and ranching personnel, hunters, and herpetologists, including students and generalists who need a thorough yet nontechnical background. While this handbook includes entries for living crocodilian species, a special emphasis has been placed on the American alligator and crocodile. The text is complemented by 150 line drawings and maps specially commissioned for this book. Over 100
full-color and black and white photographs are also included. Among the areas covered are detailed, anatomically correct drawings of crocodilian structure, prey attack, capture and feeding behaviors, various aquatic profiles, terrestrial gaits, and range maps.