Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405357932

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 3709

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to reptiles and amphibians you will find From the Tomato Frog to the Cornsnake, discover over 400 species of reptiles and amphibians from around the world. 600 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different species quickly and easily. Covers everything from anatomy and lifecycle to behaviour and includes maps showing you the geographical distribution of each species. Perfect for nature lovers.
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Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405359887

Category: Minerals

Page: 256

View: 5224

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks, to which crystal system and mineral belongs to. This DK Handbook will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. Covers everything from what rocks or minerals are to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for rocks and mineral lovers and an excellent comprehensive guide for collectors.
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Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Chris Mattison

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465421036

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5875

Features individual profiles of members of every major group of snake, reptile, and amphibian.
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Delmarva

Author: James Francis White,Amy Wendt White

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335969

Category: Amphibians

Page: 243

View: 8185

Because of its geographic position and its geologic past, the Delmarva Peninsula is a transition zone between the northern and southern sections of the Atlantic Coast of North America. The north-south influences result in a high diversity of species of plants and animals, including amphibians and reptiles. Delmarva's amphibians and reptiles are overlooked by the vast majority of people living in the area. Many have never heard a northern spring peeper call or seen a salamander, even though a breeding chorus of peepers is common in the spring and salamanders are residents of most woodlands in Delmarva. Misconceptions also abound. For example, people sometimes think they have seen "cottonmouths" (water moccasins) on Delmarva, though this venomous species is not known to occur north of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Other common fallacies are the belief that snakes are slimy or that handling a toad can cause warts. This updated field guide to amphibians and reptiles of Delmarva will be useful to everyone interested in these fascinating creaturesfrom the curious child who brings home a salamander, to students, experienced naturalists, and professionals in need of life history, behavioral, and distributional information on Delmarva's amphibians (salamanders and frogs) and reptiles (turtles, lizards, and snakes). Seventy-three species are included in this second editionseventy known to occur on Delmarva and three that the authors believe either occur there or once did. Outstanding color plates aid in identifying the species.
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Amphibians and Reptiles

A Compare and Contrast Book

Author: Katharine Hall

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 1628555513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6181

What makes a frog an amphibian but a snake a reptile? Both classes may lay eggs, but they have different skin coverings and breathe in different ways. Pages of fun facts will help kids identify each animal in the class like a pro after reading the fourth book in Arbordale’s Compare and Contrast series. Similar to Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds and Trees; Amphibians and Reptiles uses stunning photographs and simple non-fiction text to get kids thinking about the similarities and differences between these two animal classes.
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Reptile

Author: Colin McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863185762

Category: Reptiles

Page: 64

View: 6266

Part of the Eyewitness Guide series, this visual encyclopaedia looks at the range of reptilian behaviour and lifestyles, from snakes and crocodiles to the only living fossil, the tuatara.
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Ultimate Reptileopedia

The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever

Author: Christina Wilsdon

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426321023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4267

The natural world experts at National Geographic present the ultimate reference book on reptiles, designed just for kids. Crawling with fascinating facts, lively text, and tons of cool, colorful, images of the weirdest and wackiest reptiles on planet Earth, it is sure to be their coveted, #1 reference. Snakey, slimey, scaley, and sensational! Welcome to the amazing world of the most popular reptiles on Earth. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia profiles snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuatara. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? details and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.
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Venomous Snakes of the World

A Manual for Use by U. S. Amphibious Forces

Author: United States. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 162087623X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6347

This comprehensive reference guide explains how to recognize poisonous snakes around the world, what precautions to take to avoid being bitten and what first aid procedures and antivenoms are available in the event of a bite.
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Trees

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1034

A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation
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Amphibian

Author: Barry Clarke

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789457547

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5363

Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians.
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Peterson First Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Roger Conant,Robert C. Stebbins,Joseph T. Collins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395971956

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3297

Discusses an assortment of specimens located in North America, and offers advice on catching and caring for them
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Frog

A Photographic Portrait

Author: Thomas Marent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756649986

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 9997

Stunning original images by Thomas Marent, photographer and author of Butterfly and the award-winning Rainforest, celebrate the colorful diversity, distinctive behaviour, and unique life cycle of amphibians - frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Over 500 captivating images reveal the enigmatic and fragile world of frogs and their relatives . Frog: A Photographic Portrait creates a visual testament to a fascinating group of species that are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate.
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Mammals

Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock,Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789484048

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 3835

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, this latest addition to the Smithsonian Handbook series is filled with in-depth descriptions, fascinating facts, and annotated profiles of more than five hundred species of animals throughout the world.
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Snakes of the Eastern United States

Author: Whit Gibbons

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349704

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 5508

More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history. Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere. Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Features: More than 385 stunning color photographsColorful geographic range mapsSpecies accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation statusExtra information on snakes in urban and suburban areasStrong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native speciesCoverage of invasive snakes
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Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543559X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 745

From tiny frogs in the rainforests to giant tropical crocodiles and desert lizards and snakes, explore the entire range of these cold-blooded creatures in this compact guide, filled with stunning photography, a comprehensive catalog of reptiles and amphibians, and key data organized in easily accessible panels.
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What's that Tree?

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465413448

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 6727

If you're not sure how you tell the difference between a rowan and a whitebeam, or have trouble distinguishing a Serbian spruce from a Scots birch, then this is the book for you. Designed as a beginner's guide to trees, but also handy for a more experienced naturalist, What's That Tree? is an indispensable pocket guide that shows you over 150 trees from around the world and how to tell them apart.
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Venomous Snakes of the World

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691150239

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6450

Offers an illustrated guide to venomous snakes around the world that includes information about snake anatomy, diversity, distribution, types of venoms, and conservation efforts.
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