Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the San Diego Region

Author: Jeffrey M. Lemm
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520245741
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Field guide to all the amphibians and reptiles of San Diego County (pop. 2.9 million), which has been designated one of the 25 "biodiversity hotspots" in the world; the majority of these animals exist elsewhere in S. California as well.

A Field Guide to Snakes of California

Author: Philip Brown
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: UCSC:32106017664449
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Nature

In this book you will find all the facts for current conservation issues and laws, sensible precautions to follow while in the wild, a listing of California's heroetological societies, and a comprehensive glossary. This guide is a must have for any herper from amateur to expert.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cort s

Author: L. Lee Grismer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520925203
Release Date: 2002-09-16
Genre: Science

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only the foremost authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also an outstanding photographer. He has produced the most comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever published. With its stunning color images, detailed accounts of many little-known species, and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than one hundred of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there. Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are reported here for the first time, and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full color. The book also contains new data on species distribution and on the effect of the isolated landscape of the peninsula and its islands on the evolutionary process. Much of the information gathered here is presented in biogeographical overviews that consider the extremely varied environments of Baja California in both a contemporary and a historical framework. An original and important contribution to science, this book will generate further research for years to come as it becomes a benchmark reference for both professionals and amateurs.

Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States

Author: Richard J. Adams
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520276604
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Nature

"A user-friendly guide to identifying and understanding the spiders of the Pacific Coast. There are 67 families of spiders found in North America, and 59 of them can be found in California. This field guide will cover all 59 of those families, including introduced species and common garden spiders--those will be given extra coverage. Each family is reviewed including details of their identification, taxonomy, distribution, and natural history. There will be a full color plate for each of the families."--

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California

Author: Samuel M. McGinnis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520936965
Release Date: 2006-09-17
Genre: Science

This popular book is the only field guide to all of California's 130 freshwater fish species, both native and introduced. Revised and updated throughout, the guide now features the only complete collection of color illustrations of California freshwater fishes available anywhere. These color illustrations, coupled with a set of highly detailed black-and-white drawings, provide a quick and easy method for identifying fish in the field. Detailed natural history accounts for each species give a wealth of information, including the current endangered or threatened status of many native species. * Includes angling tips for each sport fish species * Features an expanded section on cooking freshwater fish

Field Guide to California Rivers

Author: Tim Palmer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520952195
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Nature

Award-winning author, naturalist, and conservationist Tim Palmer presents the world of California rivers in this practical and inspiring field guide. Loaded with tips on where to hike, fish, canoe, kayak, and raft, it offers an interpretive approach that reveals geology, plant and wild life, hydrologic processes, and other natural phenomena. Palmer reports on conservation with a perspective from decades of personal engagement. More than 150 streams are featured, 50 riparian species are illustrated, and 180 photos show the essence of California’s rivers. Palmer brings a natural history guide, a recreation guide, and an introduction to river ecology together in one illuminating volume; it belongs in every river lover’s book collection, boat, and backpack.

California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern

Author: Robert C. Thomson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520964839
Release Date: 2016-06-21
Genre: Science

One of the most important hotspots of herpetological biodiversity in the United States, California is home to many endemic amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else on earth. Many of these taxa have unique ecological and morphological specializations, and their management is an important conservation challenge. Increasing climate change impacts, human development, and extreme drought mean many of these species face an ever-greater risk of extinction. California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern provides an up-to-date synthesis of the current state of knowledge regarding the biology and conservation risks faced by 45 of California’s most sensitive amphibian and reptile species. With the goal of enhancing management based on the best available science, the authors developed a novel set of risk metrics to identify special concern species and the threats they face, including population declines, range size and restrictions, and ecological specializations and niche restrictions. In addition to detailed species accounts, this book provides a quantitative analysis of the conservation status and pressing management issues facing individual species and the state’s amphibian and reptile fauna as a whole. The volume focuses on identifying threats, concrete recommendations for management and recovery, and future research needs. The text is complemented by detailed distribution maps, color photos, and graphs. Written in nontechnical language, California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern will be a valuable resource to a broad range of users from resource managers, field biologists, and academic herpetologists to students and recreational naturalists. Published in association with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Mammals of California

Author: Everett Williams Jameson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520235827
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

An essential companion for the outdoor enthusiast and professional scientist, this up-to-date, compact guide to California mammals is illustrated in both black and white and color.

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Robert Cyril Stebbins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395982723
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

Identifies more than five hundred species and subspecies of reptiles and amphibians, providing information on habitat, behavior, breeding data, key characteristics, and survival status of threatened species.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California

Author: Ronald H. McPeak
ISBN: 0930118286
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Amphibians

Covers species that occur on the Baja California Peninsula, islands of the Gulf of California, and the islands along the Pacific Coast. Reviews the geography, geology, and diversity of Baja California, and provides general information on finding reptiles and amphibians, venomous reptiles, and conser

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio
ISBN: UCSD:31822023058266
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

Biology of Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards

Author: Daniel David Beck
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243579
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

"This is the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of the Monstersauria in nearly 50 years, during which time our knowledge has increased dramatically. It gives the reader an unprecedented opportunity to understand the evolution, ecology, and behavior of gila monsters and beaded lizards, as well as insights into folklore, venom, and threats to the existence of these fabled animals."--William Cooper , Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne "Beck is the foremost authority on these animals and has published extensively on them. He provides a highly readable and fascinating summary of their biology."--Jonathan Campbell, author of Venomous Reptiles of Latin America

Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Sarah Anne Hughes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618307370
Release Date: 2003-02-21
Genre: Nature

From the purplish gray of a Barking Frog to the pink and orange blotches of a Gila Monster, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about reptiles and amphibians. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each reptile or amphibian, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn. Fun for adults as well as children, beginning and experienced naturalists alike.