Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Powell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544662490
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Nature

A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.

A Field Guide to Reptiles Amphibians

Author: Roger Conant
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395904528
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

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.

A Field Guide to the Mammals

Author: William Henry Burt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395910986
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Genre: Nature

Describes species with common and scientific names with detailed information

Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Sarah Anne Hughes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618307370
Release Date: 2003-03-27
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.

A Field Guide to Insects

Author: Donald Joyce Borror
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395911702
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Nature

Covers over five hundred families of North American insects

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus J. Murie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395910943
Release Date: 1997-12-18
Genre: Nature

Text and drawings explain how to identify wild animals by the tracks and other signs they leave.

Herpetology

Author: Laurie J. Vitt
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123869203
Release Date: 2013-03-25
Genre: Science

The fourth edition of the textbook Herpetology covers the basic biology of amphibians and reptiles, with updates in nearly every conceptual area. Not only does it serve as a solid foundation for modern herpetology courses, but it is also relevant to courses in ecology, behavior, evolution, systematics, and morphology. Examples taken from amphibians and reptiles throughout the world make this book a useful herpetology textbook in several countries. Naturalists, amateur herpetologists, herpetoculturists, zoo professionals, and many others will find this book readable and full of relevant natural history and distributional information. Amphibians and reptiles have assumed a central role in research because of the diversity of ecological, physiological, morphological, behavioral, and evolutionary patterns they exhibit. This fully revised edition brings the latest research to the reader, ranging over topics in evolution, reproduction, behavior and more, allowing students and professionals to keep current with a quickly moving field. Heavily revised and updated with discussion of squamate (lizard and snake) taxonomy and new content reflected in current literature Includes increased focus on conservation biology in herpetology while retaining solid content on organismal biology of reptiles and amphibians Presents new photos included from authors' extensive library

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California

Author: Robert C. Stebbins
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520949973
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Nature

This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of California’s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547152469
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the eastern and central areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.