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How many species of gecko are there anyway? What do geckos eat? And how do those little beasties walk on the ceiling like that? These and many other questions grace the pages of this accessible little book about geckos.
Photos and drawings illustrate the questions where needed. The author is a lizard biologist and gecko expert. And the answer to the questions? There are nearly 1500 gecko species, and new ones are still being discovered. Mostly, geckos eat insects. And they can walk on the ceiling thanks to millions of tiny hair-like structures on their feet: the setae.
Title: Geckos: The Animal Answer Guide
Author: Aaron M. Bauer
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press, 2013