crocodile_cover-vsmall2006 saw the publication of my popular science title, Crocodile: evolution’s greatest survivor, published in hardback by Allen & Unwin in 2006 in Australia and the US, and Orion in the UK. It is available through all good bookstores and online, including, in hardcover and Kindle editions.

Crocodile tells the story of the human interactions with the 23 crocodilian species: true crocodiles, the alligators and the gharial. The natural history of these extraordinary creatures is told through their pre-history, mythology, biology and the stories of the people who have interacted with them over the centuries, including today’s zoologists, crocodile farmers and zoo-keepers.


With an Australian focus on our two species, the Saltwater and Freshwater crocodiles, it has a global perspective. These are incredible creatures!

Some of what the media said:

Kelly’s treatment is clever, entertaining and complete, making this a fine read and a great example of species history done right. Publisher’s Review Weekly

Lynne Kelly is never short of dramatic material in this lively account of the crocodile’s evolution and natural history … The Age, Pick of the Week

This is an excellent, well-written and absorbing book. Christopher Bantick, Weekly Times

All in all, an astounding book, can’t wait for the next one. Hats off to Lynne Kelly! review

Click on image to read the Bulletin review by Val Plumwood.
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