A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians / Edition 3

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Overview

This third edition covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Up-to-date color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and survival status rounds out the detailed species descriptions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395982723
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/27/2003
  • Series: Peterson Field Guides Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 313,692
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

Robert C. Stebbins is a professor emeritus and the author of over a dozen books.

Robert C. Stebbins is a professor emeritus and the author of over a dozen books.

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Table of Contents

Map of Area Covered ii
List of Plates ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Making Captures 15
Field Study and Protection 20
Identification Keys 25
Plates 35
Species Accounts 148
Salamanders 151
Frogs and Toads 199
Turtles 246
Lizards 263
Snakes 340
Baja California "Endemics" 419
Amphibian Eggs and Larvae 433
Range Maps 464
Glossary 508
Bibliography 514
Index 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    Peterson Field Guide

    I bought this book for my son who is 8. He loves being outside and looking for many different reptiles and amphibians. This guide allows him to match the picture to what he's found. He loves it!

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