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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians
John L. Behler
0394508246
Jan 1979
Hardcover
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Book Description
Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Reptiles & Amphibians features:
¸ Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
¸ A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
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A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians
Roger Conant
0395904528
May 1998
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Book Description
This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the...


Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guides: Poison Dart Frogs
Richard D. Bartlett
0764125753
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
These spectacularly colored frogs are native to Neotropical rain forests in many parts of the world. They lose their toxicity when kept in captivity. Titles in the growing Reptile and Amphibian Keeper’s Guides series present useful facts and expert guidance to owners of snakes, lizards, frogs, and other amphibians. Readers are advised on all aspects of ownership, from selecting good specimens and determining sex to breeding, feeding, providing correct housing, and health care. Animals are described as they exist in their natural environment, and advice is given on ways of mirroring aspects of nature to help animals thrive in captivity. Books are heavily illustrated with color photos.

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[back cover] Reptile and Amphibian Keeper?s Guides Keeping...


Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon
Richard D. Bartlett
0813026237
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Rosy, Rubber, and Sand Boas
R. D. Bartlett
0764132008
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Titles in the Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guides series instruct in all aspects of housing, feeding, breeding, and general maintenance of reptiles and amphibians. This guide deals with three varieties of terrestrial and fossorial snakes. Two varieties are from the southwest United States and Mexico, while the third (sand boas) are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Detailed information on keeping these constrictor snakes is supplemented with a wealth of instructive color photos.

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[back cover] Keeping and caring for reptiles and amphibianscan be a fascinating and rewarding experience Books in this series provide basic information on reptiles and amphibians, and specific instructions on their care. You’ll learn how to select good...


Reptiles and Amphibians: A Golden Guide¿ from St. Martin's Press
Herbert Spencer Zim
1582381313
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This guide to the snakes, frogs, turtles, and salamanders of North America aids in the identification of 212 species. Learn:

· How to tell the difference between reptiles and amphibians

· How and where to find them

· How to separate fact from fable

Reptiles and Amphibians Includes full-color illustrations, up-to-date range maps, and a host of fascinating facts about these interesting and unusual animals.

Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate,...


National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians
Audubon Society
0394757939
Apr 1988
Paperback
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National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida
Peter Alden
067944677X
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
With its colorful coral reefs, excellent birding, and tropical temperatures, Florida remains a popular vacation spot for the ecologically minded. In this concisely detailed volume you'll become acquainted with the state's geologic origins, natural history, and diverse habitats (salt marshes, mangrove swamps, prairies, and woodlands). A field guide assists in the identification of some of the region's wildflowers, trees, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, mammals, and birds, including the elusive manatee, three species of dolphin, and the rare snail kite. An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with thorough descriptions and visitor information on 50 destinations, is also included. For instance, the section on Everglades National Park includes...


A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles
Thomas F. Tyning
0316817139
Apr 1990
Paperback
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A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians
Robert C. Stebbins
0395982723
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This third edition covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Up-to-date color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and survival status rounds out the detailed species descriptions.

About the Author
Robert C. Stebbins is professor emeritus of zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and curator emeritus of the University's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his paintings and prints are prized by collectors. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural...


Texas Snakes: A Field Guide
James A. Dixon
0292706758
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From the legendary, fear-inspiring western diamond-backed rattlesnake to the tiny, harmless plains blind snake, Texas has a greater diversity of snake species than any other state in the country. This fully illustrated field guide to Texas snakes, written by two of the state's most respected herpetologists, gives you the most current and complete information to identify and understand all 110 species and subspecies. Texas Snakes: A Field Guide has all the resources you need to identify snakes in the wild and in your yard: o 110 full-color, close-up photos that show every snake, as well as 39 detailed line drawings o 110 range maps o Up-to-date species accounts that describe each snake's appearance, look-alikes, size, and habitat o A checklist of all Texas snakes and a key to the species o Reliable information on...


An Instant Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians
Pamela Forey
0517618001
Apr 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
An Instant Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians is an ideal compact identification guide to the most familiar reptiles and amphibians of North America. Most amphibians can be found in or near water while lizards and snakes seek drier environments. This book helps you to recognize the most common species of both that you are likely to encounter.
This user-friendly guide assumes no previous knowledge: an easy-to-follow system of color-coded bands (denoting type of animal) and habitat symbols leads quickly to the correct section of the book. Detailed full-color illustrations, concise informative text, and a distribution map allow you to make a positive identification. Symbols also warn you of aggressive, toxic or dangerous animals.

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Corn Snakes: Reptile Keepers Guides
Richard D. Bartlett
0764111205
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the larger Series, Corn Snakes describes how these brilliantly colored harmless snakes do well in captivity - if their owners know the fundamentals of housing, feeding, and general care. The book also describes the many subspecies native to both North America and Europe. There are approximately 50-75 full-color photos throughout.


Bearded Dragons: Facts and Advice on Care and Breeding: Reptile Keepers Guides
Richard D. Bartlett
0764111256
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the larger Series, Bearded Dragons describes several housing options for this exotic lizard, from a simple glass aquarium to outdoor housing in warmer climates. There are approximately 50-75 full-color photos throughout.


Amphibians and Reptiles of La Selva, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean Slope
Craig Guyer
0520237587
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This field guide at last provides an authoritative and handy source for identifying amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica's renowned Atlantic lowland tropical forests. Colorful frogs, lizards that can run across water, snapping turtles, spotted geckos, boa constrictors, crocodiles, and many other fascinating yet secretive species of amphibians and reptiles flourish in the region's myriad microhabitats. The La Selva Biological Station, a protected reserve, boasts a rich biota, making it and the surrounding area one of the most visited tropical forest sites in the world.
For travelers, ecotourists, and biologists, this comprehensive guide, written by two distinguished experts on the area's amphibians and reptiles, will be an essential resource while visiting La Selva and the surrounding tropical forests of Costa...


Encyclopedia of North American Reptiles and Amphibians: An Essential Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
Chris Mattison
1592234275
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Encyclopedia of North American Reptiles and Amphibians describes 82 species and groups of related reptiles and amphibians, all of which live in Central and North America, and most in the United States. Two introductory articles describe the basic body structure, biology, and natural history of amphibians and reptiles. Descriptions of individual species vary: from the Barton Springs salamander that lives in just four springs in Texas to the common garter snake that lives from coast to coast; from the green, leatherback, and hawksbill turtles that frequent all shores to the western diamondback rattlesnake of the driest landscapes; and from the poisonous Gila monster of Southwestern deserts to the monstrous alligator snapping turtle of the Mississippi swamps. These and other examples demonstrate the vast...


Amphibians and Reptiles of La Selva, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean Slope
Craig Guyer
0520237595
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This field guide at last provides an authoritative and handy source for identifying amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica's renowned Atlantic lowland tropical forests. Colorful frogs, lizards that can run across water, snapping turtles, spotted geckos, boa constrictors, crocodiles, and many other fascinating yet secretive species of amphibians and reptiles flourish in the region's myriad microhabitats. The La Selva Biological Station, a protected reserve, boasts a rich biota, making it and the surrounding area one of the most visited tropical forest sites in the world.
For travelers, ecotourists, and biologists, this comprehensive guide, written by two distinguished experts on the area's amphibians and reptiles, will be an essential resource while visiting La Selva and the surrounding tropical forests of Costa...

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