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

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Snakes of the Worldby Van Wallach; Kenneth L. Williams; Jeff Boundy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Social Predationby Guy Beauchamp

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 49.95

    The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently.... more...