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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 158.53
Dealing with the global flows of energy and materials, and changes caused by humans, this book provides a process engineering approach to the earth system and global development. It provides a welcome insight for readers ranging from undergraduates to experts. more...
- National Science Teachers Association 2010; US$ 22.95
K4 teachers, homeschoolers, camp leaders, and naturalists will find the standards-based lessons in this slim volume the perfect introduction to environmental science for young learners.Hop Into Action helps teach children about the joy of amphibians through investigations that involve scientific inquiry and knowledge building. Developed in response... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 21.00
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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 95.00
From tiny, burrowing lizards to rainforest canopy-dwellers and giant crocodiles, reptile populations everywhere are changing. Yet government and conservation groups are often forced to make important decisions about reptile conservation and management based on inadequate or incomplete data. With contributions from nearly seventy specialists, this volume... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95
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...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 11.99
From cobras and copperheads to pythons and boas, all types of snakes are covered in this book of 40 science experiments, art projects, and games that help budding herpetologists gain a greater appreciation for these slithering reptiles. Activities include making foldable fangs to learn how snakes? teeth and jaws work together; simulating cytotoxic... 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 affected... 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 turtle is an intriguing... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Physiology of the Amphibia, Volume II focuses on the various aspects of amphibian reproduction, both physiological and behavioral, and the interrelationship between these mechanisms and the environment. Organized into five chapters, the book begins with the integrative functions of the amphibian brain. It then describes the cytophysiology of the amphibian... more...