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  • Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Californiaby Robert C. Stebbins; Samuel M. McGinnis

    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...

  • 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 affected... 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 turtle is an intriguing... 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...

  • PHYSIOLOGY OF THE AMPHIBIA VOL 2by Lofts

    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...

  • Reptiles and Amphibians of the Pacific Islandsby George R. Zug

    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...

  • 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...