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Reptiles and amphibians

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  • Hop Into Actionby David Alexander

    National Science Teachers Association 2010; US$ 22.95

    K–4 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...

  • ?Venomous” Bites from Non-Venomous Snakesby Scott A Weinstein; David A. Warrell; Julian White; Daniel E Keyler

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 99.95

    This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae. This family contained >65% of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has recently been split into multiple families. Many of these snakes produce oral secretions that contain toxins and other... more...

  • A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africaby Johan Marais

    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...

  • Awesome Snake Science!by Cindy Blobaum

    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...

  • Frogs and Toads in Your Pocketby Terry VanDeWalle; Suzanne L. Collins

    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...

  • Turtles in Your Pocketby Terry VanDeWalle; Suzanne L. Collins

    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...

  • Between the Tidesby George Hughes

    Jacana Media 2012; US$ 18.99

    Much can be learned about the condition of the planet?s environment by looking at sea turtles; they have existed for more than 100 million years, and they travel throughout the world?s oceans. Suddenly, however, they are struggling to survive, largely because of harm that has been done to the planet?s oceans and beaches. This passionate account is... more...

  • S-S-snakes!by Lucille Recht Penner; Peter Barrett

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99

    Illus. in full color. A scintillating survey of sensational serpents, from blood-spewing West Indian boas to "flying" golden tree snakes. more...

  • Physiology of the Amphibiaby Brian Lofts

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

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  • Field Guide to Frogs of Western Australiaby M.J. Tyler; Shirley Slack-Smith

    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...