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.

Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811711739
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Nature

• Explains wetlands' roles in a healthy ecosystem • Describes the different types of wetlands found in the eastern United States • Field guide to plant and animal species commonly found in such habitats • Chapters for plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds • Descriptions, full-color photos, and range maps given for every species

The Book of Snakes

Author: Mark O'Shea
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226459394
Release Date: 2018-10-22
Genre: Nature

For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.

Nature Canada

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063069722
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Natural history

Amphibien und Reptilien

Author: Dieter Glandt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662497272
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Nature

Als überaus erfahrener Herpetologe, dessen Wissen und Erfahrung in zahlreiche Fachbücher Eingang gefunden hat, ist Dieter Glandt prädestiniert, dieses fachlich fundierte und gleichzeitig gut verständliche Buch zu den Lurchen und Kriechtieren zu verfassen. Brillante Fotos renommierter Fotografen sowie didaktisch ansprechende Grafiken runden das Buch ab und erlauben ein Schmökern in diesem für den Wissenschaftler anregenden wie auch Laien verständlichen Werk. Wie lassen sich die Tiere am besten beobachten und bestimmen? Der Autor erläutert einige wichtige Methoden, etwa die immer häufiger genutzten Wasserfallen. Wenn Sie wissen wollen, für welchen Zweck sich welche Methode am besten eignet, dann finden Sie hier wertvolle Entscheidungshilfen. Viele Lurche und Kriechtiere sind stark gefährdet oder vom Aussterben bedroht. Warum dies so ist und was sich dagegen tun lässt, ist ein Schwerpunkt dieses Buches. Auch auf der Suche nach Tipps für die Neuanlage von Kleingewässern und die Pflege älterer Lebensräume sowie Hinweise für den Schutz der hochgradig bedrohten Meeresschildkröten finden sich in dieser Einführung.


ISBN: UOM:39015036934019
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Academic libraries