Guide and Reference to the Turtles and Lizards of Western North America (North of Mexico) and Hawaii

Guide and Reference to the Turtles and Lizards of Western North America (North of Mexico) and Hawaii

by Richard D. Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
     
 

Accessible, accurate, and up-to-date, with striking color photographs and range maps!

"If you love snakes, read this book. If you are repulsed by snakes, definitely read this book and you might just find yourself warming up to these fascinating creatures of mystery and myth."--Daniel Beck, Central Washington University

"Vignettes in the

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Accessible, accurate, and up-to-date, with striking color photographs and range maps!

"If you love snakes, read this book. If you are repulsed by snakes, definitely read this book and you might just find yourself warming up to these fascinating creatures of mystery and myth."--Daniel Beck, Central Washington University

"Vignettes in the book let the armchair reader feel he or she is part of a herpetological adventure. These personal interludes make the book unique, as the straightforward identification varies little from field guide to field guide."--Traci Hartsell, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

"The most impressive aspect of the book is its completeness. Each species account is very complete and includes information far beyond the diagnostic characters and distributions. I learned quite a bit from reading this book."--Jeffrey R. Parmalee, Simpson College

Information on how to search for herpetofauna, habitat descriptions, captive care, and a special section on reptiles and the law make these guides the perfect resource for amateur or professional naturalists. They also are ideal for anyone living in or visiting a western state who is interested in knowing more about the natural world around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813033129
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/10/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

R. D. Bartlett is a veteran herpetologist/herpetoculturist with over forty years' experience writing, photographing, and educating people about reptiles and amphibians. He is the author, with Patricia P. Bartlett, a full-time editor and writer, of more than fifty books on the subject, including Florida's Snakes.

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