The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State: Identification, Natural History, and Conservation / Edition 1

The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State: Identification, Natural History, and Conservation / Edition 1

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by James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson
     
 

This is the first guide yet produced to the amphibians and reptiles of New York State, a large and heavily populated state that hosts a surprisingly diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles. This much needed guide to the identification, distribution, natural history and conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of New York State fill a

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Overview

This is the first guide yet produced to the amphibians and reptiles of New York State, a large and heavily populated state that hosts a surprisingly diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles. This much needed guide to the identification, distribution, natural history and conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of New York State fill a long-empty niche.

The book is the first comprehensive presentation of the distributional data gathered for the New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project. With more than 60,000 records compiled from 1990-1999, this extraordinary and up-to-date database provides a rich foundation for the book. This volume provides detailed narratives on the 69 species native to New York State. With a heavy emphasis on conservation biology, the book also includes chapters on threats, legal protections, habitat conservation guidelines, and conservation case studies.

Also included are 67 distribution maps and 62 pages of color photographs contributed by more than 30 photographers. As a field guide or a desk reference, The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State is indispensable for anyone interested in the vertebrate animals of the Northeast, as well as students, field researchers and natural resource professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195304442
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/12/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
398,811
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State
3. New York State's Environment as Habitat for Amphibians and Reptiles
4. Salamanders
5. Frogs and Toads
6. Turtles
7. Lizards and Snakes
8. Threats
9. Legal Protections
10. Habitat Conservation Guidelines
11. Conservation Case Studies
12. Finding and Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
13. Folklore
14. Epilogue
"Herp Atlas" report card
Resources
Glossary
Literature Cited
Index

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