Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California: Revised Edition by Robert C. Stebbins, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California: Revised Edition

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California: Revised Edition

by Robert C. Stebbins
     
 

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This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings

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This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of California’s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A must have for those with an interest in the herpetofauna of California!"--Birdbooker Report/The Guardian

"A model for the ideal field guide. . . . Stebbins's excellent color drawings stand out. . . . A valuable resource. . . . Highly Recommended."--Choice

Birdbooker Report/The Guardian - Ian Paulsen
“A must have for those with an interest in the herpetofauna of California!”
Choice - D. M. McKinstry
“A model for the ideal field guide. . . . Stebbins’s excellent color drawings stand out. . . . A valuable resource. . . . Highly Recommended.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520270510
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
603,001
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.78(h) x 1.03(d)

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"A must have for those with an interest in the herpetofauna of California!"—Birdbooker Report/The Guardian

Meet the Author

Robert C. Stebbins is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley and a curator emeritus of the University’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. The author of over a dozen books, his latest work is Connecting with Nature: A Naturalist's Perspective.
Samuel M. McGinnis is Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, East Bay. He is the author of another California Natural History guide, Freshwater Fishes of California

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