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- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Physiology of the Amphibia, Volume III consists of 10 chapters beginning with a discussion on amphibian color changes and the various aspects of the molting cycle. Possessing a skin more suitable for life in the water, the amphibians need to prevent excessive water loss from their body to the environment; hence, an additional mechanism for reducing... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
The Pacific is not only the world?s largest body of water; its vast expanse also includes an extraordinary number and diversity of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos Island and the Galápagos west of the Americas. The isolation of these islands and the extreme distances between them long prevented scientists... more...
- Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 14.95
Western Australia is home to more than one third of the known frog species in Australia and new ones are still being discovered. This guide presents up to date information on all species, including their distribution and habitat including the cane toad, which has just arrived in the state. The book also features extensive colour photographs... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 125.00
The Turtles of Mexico is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology, evolution, and distribution of more than fifty freshwater and terrestrial turtle taxa found in Mexico. Legler and Vogt draw on more than fifty years of fieldwork to elucidate the natural history of these species. The volume includes an extensive introduction to turtle... more...
- CRC Press 2014; US$ 187.95
Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species ?the first catalogue of its kind?covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition... more...
- CRC Press 2016; US$ 166.95
Offering coverage of a wide range of topics on snake reproduction and phylogeny, this comprehensive book discusses everything from primordial germ migration in developing embryos to semelparity (death after reproduction) in the aspic viper. Beginning with a review of the history of snake reproductive studies, it presents new findings on development,... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
They change color depending on their mood. They possess uniquely adapted hands and feet distinct from other tetrapods. They feature independently movable eyes. This comprehensive volume delves into these fascinating details and thorough research about one of the most charismatic families of reptiles?Chameleonidae. Written for professional herpetologists,... more...