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Amphibians And Reptiles Of The Carolinas And Virginia 2nd Ed

Author: Jeffrey C. Beane
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807898252
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Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species. It is an indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone interested in the outdoors.

Amphibians And Reptiles Of The Carolinas And Virginia

Author: Bernard S. Martof
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780807842522
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Illustrates, describes, and provides information on the ecology, habitat, habits, and geographic distribution of the one hundred and fifty-nine species of reptiles and amphibians native to Virginia and the Carolinas

Snakes Of Virginia

Author: Donald W. Linzey
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813921549
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Provides descriptions of snakes that are found in Virginia, including information on appearance, habitat, range, behavior, food, and natural predators.

Reptiles Of North Carolina

Author: William M. Palmer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866539
Size: 30.15 MB
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Based on more than twenty years of research in the field and in museum collections, Reptiles of North Carolina is the definitive work on the 71 reptile species found in the state. It is an indispensable resource for herpetologists, zoologists, ecologists, and wildlife managers, and it will be enjoyed by amateur naturalists as well. For each species the authors offer a description that includes characteristics useful in distinguishing the species from similar ones and information on the variation, distribution, and natural history of the species in the state. Each account is accompanied by a range map and at least one detailed drawing that shows characteristics important for identification. A section of color photographs aids in identification of reptiles.

Vertebrate Biology

Author: Donald W. Linzey
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421400405
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This single-authored text, now in its second edition, offers a cohesive, detailed presentation suitable for a college-level course. Linzey (biology, Wytheville Community College has thoroughly updated this comprehensive survey. Coverage includes systematic and evolution; zoogeography, ecology, morphology, and reproduction; early chordates; fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals; population dynamics; movement and migration; behavior; and extinction processes, among other topics. Illustrations are in black & white. A glossary and an extensive bibliography are included.

Ecotoxicology Of Amphibians And Reptiles Second Edition

Author: Donald W. Sparling
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420064177
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Building on the success of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles presents newly available findings on the species that are important environmental indicators. This new edition covers nearly twice as many topics as the first, including recent developments in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, the current status of these animals, and intrinsic factors that affect their susceptibility to contaminants. The book also provides the latest information on specific groups of contaminants and their effects and body burdens in herpetafauna. After a review of how contaminants interact with other ecological factors, the text explores concerns for the future. New in the second edition: New research on the effects of pesticides, heavy metals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and UVB Increased focus on the effects of contaminants rather than merely reporting residue information A synthesis of information on atrazine and its effects on gonads at low concentrations Coverage of the potentially alarming new cadre of chemicals that have recently or are about to come on the market for which there is very little or no information Important advances in surveying and monitoring One of the major factors behind the writing of the first edition was the worldwide phenomenon of declining amphibian populations. Although this decline has not abated, the breadth of research into its causes has expanded significantly. With chapter contributors carefully selected by the team of editors as leaders in their fields, this book provides an authoritative compendium of the most recent information on effects and residues coupled with a syntheses of what these numbers mean to science and policy.

Amphibians Reptiles Of The Carolinas And Virginia

Author: Alvin L. Braswell
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
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Who lived at the P.O. in China Grove, Mississippi? What does NASCAR stand for? Where is the Redneck Riviera? When is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday? What are Yellow Mama and Old Sparky? Entertaining, fun, and educational, this quiz book covers every aspect of southern culture from alligators to melungeons to zydeco. More than 800 questions--most drawn from the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture--cover literature, music, entertainment, history, politics, the law, sports and recreation, science, medicine, business, industry, and religion. Test your southern I.Q.! Take a copy to parties and on road trips. Use it to settle supper-table squabbles. It's a guaranteed good time. Published in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi Answers to questions: Sister, who tells her story in Eudora Welty's 'Why I Live at the P.O.' National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. The Florida Panhandle January 15, 1929 Electric chairs in Alabama and Florida, respectively. Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Frogs

Author: Michael E. Dorcas
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801899354
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Frogs are amazingly diverse, ranging from the massive Goliath frog, which weighs several pounds, to the discovered gold frog, which measures a mere three-eighths of an inch when fully grown. This title reveals how frogs evolved, what species exist in the world and some that have gone extinct, that toads are just a type of frog, and more.