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Reptiles and amphibians

  • Biology and Evolution of Crocodyliansby Gordon Grigg; David Kirshner

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 193.95

    An accessible and highly illustrated summary of current knowledge about the world's largest and most famous living reptiles. more...

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

    CRC Press 2015; 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...

  • Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuataraby Justin L. Rheubert; Dustin S. Siegel; Stanley E. Trauth

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 159.95

    Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara is a remarkable compendium of chapters written by the world's leading experts from over four continents. The book begins with a chapter recounting historical discoveries in reproductive biology and a review of phylogenetics and up-to-date hypotheses concerning evolutionary relationships among... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Lizardsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    In what amazing way does the horned toad lizard defend itself? What film did a trip to the Komodo islands to study lizards inspire? What, according to ancient Australian Aboriginal belief will happen if you kill a lizard? And what species of lizard is the fastest on the planet? All of these questions and more are answered in this fascinating eBook... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Snakesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    How often does a snake shed its skin? What is the world’s most venomous species? What incredible ability are rattlesnakes currently evolving? And why are scientists studying the venom of the black mamba? All of these questions and more are answered in this fascinating eBook containing over one hundred facts, separated into sections for easy reference.... more...

  • Do Turtles Really Breathe Out Of Their Bums? And Other Crazy, Creepy and Cool Animal Factsby Noel Botham; Chris Mitchell

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    DID YOU KNOW THAT. . .The SMELLIEST animal on earth can be SMELLED up to HALF A MILE AWAY? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW . . .How much ELECTRICITY is generated by an ADULT ELECTRIC EEL? AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS . . .By telling them about VENOMOUS FROGS and SHRIMPS so LOUD they can SHATTER GLASS! Do Turtles Really Breathe Out Of Their Bums? is the ultimate collection... more...

  • Identität im Zeitalter des Chamäleonsby Eric Lippmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 18.01

    Ist Identität eine Fiktion? Ist es noch möglich, in einer Gesellschaft mit immer komplexer werdenden Lebenswelten eine gewisse Einheit seiner eigenen Person zu erfahren? Eher ist von der Aufsplitterung des Subjekts die Rede. Doch die Vielfalt ist auch eine Chance für unsere kreative Weiterentwicklung. Eric Lippmann erklärt anhand der fünf Säulen der... more...

  • A Worldwide Travel Guide to Sea Turtlesby Wallace J. Nichols; Brad Nahill; Melissa Gaskill

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Sea turtle populations around the world are endangered, and in recent years tourism has been a critical element in worldwide efforts to save them. More travelers seek meaningful experiences that bring them close to nature and wildlife, and opportunities to interact with and help sea turtles now exist at locations around the globe, from remote beaches... more...

  • Xenopus Developmentby Malgorzata Kloc; Jacek Z. Kubiak

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Frogs from the genus Xenopus have long been used as model organisms in basic and biomedical research. These frogs have helped unlock key fundamental developmental and cellular processes that have led to important scientific breakthroughs and have had practical application in embryology, cancer research and regenerative medicine. Xenopus Development... more...

  • Schlangenlinienby Patrick Masius

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 31.29

    Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts war die Kreuzotter kaum erforscht. Als Giftschlange, die eine Gefahr für Mensch und Tier bedeutete, sollten sich die Kenntnisse um diese Art schnell ausweiten. Wissenschaftliche Erforschung und Ausrottungsideen gingen miteinander einher. Auf dem Höhepunkt der Ausrottungspolitik um 1900 setzte der Preußische Staat zentrale... more...