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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

Amphibians And Reptiles Of The Carolinas And Virginia 2nd Ed

Author: Jeffrey C. Beane
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807898252
Size: 26.55 MB
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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.

Reptiles Of North Carolina

Author: William M. Palmer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807866539
Size: 70.42 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.

The Amphibians Of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572332751
Size: 42.84 MB
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"Most guides to animals in parks are intended primarily as identification aids and include relatively little on the biology of the species. Dodd's book is much more, with detailed information on all aspects of the natural history of these species. Biologists, students, and visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park will find this an indispensable guide." --Arthur C. Echternacht Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Tennessee The Amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the first book devoted entirely to the natural history of the forty-four species of amphibians known to occur presently or historically in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, in the most-visited national park in the United States. Features * The only comprehensive book on the natural history of the amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park * Beautiful original illustrations of salamander and frog larvae taken from specimens within the park * History of research and management effects on amphibians within the park * Extensive new information on the natural history of amphibians, based on four years of intensive field research * Simplified identification table guide to amphibian larvae * Summary of information on distribution (with range maps) and biogeography * Comprehensive bibliography of the literature on amphibians within the park * Summary of new data on the conservation of southern Appalachian amphibians, particularly with regard to land use, the effects of UV light, and disease C. Kenneth Dodd is a research zoologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Florida Integrated Science Center and is president of The Herpetologists' League. He is the author of North American Box Turtles: A Natural History and numerous articles in Journal of Herpetology, Biological Conservation, Herpetologica, and other publications. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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
Size: 70.98 MB
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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.

Snakes Of North America

Author: Alan Tennant
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461662192
Size: 58.55 MB
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Providing thorough descriptions of almost 200 species, this guide presents thousands of facts and figures that will help you identify, understand, and appreciate these important and remarkable animals. Each species and subspecies account includes the latest findings on abundance, size, reproductive habits, prey, habitat, behavior and venomous/nonvenomous status.