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Reptiles and amphibians

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  • The Biology of Chameleonsby Krystal A. Tolley; Anthony Herrel

    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...

  • Reptile Biodiversityby Dr. Roy W. McDiarmid; Dr. Mercedes S. Foster; Dr. Craig Guyer; Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons; Dr. Neil Chernoff

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Turtles of Mexicoby John Legler; Richard C. Vogt

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibiansby Peter M. Narins; Albert S. Feng; Richard R. Fay

    Springer 2006; US$ 159.00

    As models for vertebrate auditory systems, amphibians have been the source of research on hearing, the nervous system and acoustic communication. This comprehensive review covers key issues in amphibian hearing and communication in depth. more...

  • Basic Illustrated Guide to Frogs, Snakes, Bugs, and Slugsby John Himmelman

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 10.99

    A surefire hit with young backyard diggers and bug-watchers, Basic Illustrated Guide to Frogs, Snakes, Bugs, and Slugs combines detailed illustrations of bugs, slugs, snakes, toads, and other creepy crawlies with clear and kid-friendly information to help the young bug-lover identify what?s crawling up the tree, buzzing in his ear, or hiding under... more...

  • The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume IIby Peter L. Lutz

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 104.95

    Expanding on the first volume of "The Biology of Sea Turtles", this book offers a comprehensive review of major advances in sea turtle biology. It emphasizes practical aspects of biology that relate to sea turtle management and to changes in marine and coastal ecosystems. more...

  • Toxicology of Reptilesby Susan C. M. Gardner; Eva Oberdorster

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 199.95

    Toxicology of Reptiles cohesively summarizes much of the cutting-edge research taking place in fields such as reptilian endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunology, and ecology. It also addresses conservation needs along with the complications often associated with population studies. The text is easy to synthesize and apply in the evaluation and... more...