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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
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... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 60.00
Cloning has become in recent years a subject of widespread speculation: the word is a source of fear and wonder, the concept a jumping-off point for the fantasies of cartoonists, film producers, and novelists. With this book, cell biologist Robert Gilmo more...
Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and ReptilesUniversity of California Press 2002; US$ 23.96
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading center of herpetological research in the United States. This monograph offers a brief account of the principal figures associated with the collection and of the most important events in the history of herpetology in the MVZ during its... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95
Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Depicting Worrell?s larger-than-life personality and his pioneer work with snake anti-venins, this inspiring story shows how... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
About to be married, Robert Twigger decides on his last great adventure as a bachelor. Surfing the net, he discovers the Roosevelt Prize - worth $50,000 - for the capture of a live 30 foot python. Armed only with a tin of High Toast Snuff (deadly if sniffed by a snake), Twigger sets off into the remote jungles of Indonesia in search of his prey.... more...
- Random House Struik 2011; US$ 30.99
This comprehensive guide covers all 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa. Species accounts detail behaviour, ID, reproduction and snake venoms, with full-colour photographs. Simple icons give essential information at a glance, and 'look out for' boxes make for quick ID in the field. Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes,... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 18.95
Snakebit traces author Leslie Anthony 's journey from a childhood fascination with snakes and amphibians through academic flirtation to professional association with some of the world's greatest herpetologists. In this book, he leads the reader on a rollicking ride through desert, swamp, jungle ? and a few laboratories ? to reveal the strange... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 9.95
Frogs and toads have become canaries in the coal mine when it comes to conservation, as the discovery of malformed frogs has brought increased attention to global habitat loss, declining biodiversity, and environmental pollution. Midwestern species of frogs and toads—already declining due to habitat loss from agriculture—have been greatly... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 9.95
From the hefty alligator snapping turtle—the largest freshwater turtle in North America and the only turtle in the world with a predatory lure in its mouth—to the wood turtle, which uses “worm stomping” to catch earthworms, to the lovely ornate box turtle, which closes its shell completely for self-defense, the slow-but-sure... more...