Herpetology

Herpetology

by Harvey F. Pough, Wells, Savitzky, Crump
     
 

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Containing over 300 illustrations, this engaging study integrates information about the ecology, behavior, morphology, and physiology of amphibians and reptiles, presenting topics in a phylogenetic and organismal context. An insightful collaboration between authors whose work has been instrumental in the development of such diverse specialties as…  See more details below

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Containing over 300 illustrations, this engaging study integrates information about the ecology, behavior, morphology, and physiology of amphibians and reptiles, presenting topics in a phylogenetic and organismal context. An insightful collaboration between authors whose work has been instrumental in the development of such diverse specialties as molecular evolution, environmental physiology, and behavioral ecology, it shows amphibians and reptiles as vital organisms that represent a distinct and successful approach to studying terrestrial vertebrate life.Begins with an overview of amphibians and reptiles as organisms, explaining their roles in modern ecosystems, and progressively builds an appreciation of these animals as diverse and successful organisms, emphasizing the common challenges the face and the diversity of responses they have evolved. Considers the phylogenetic relationships of amphibians, examines gametogenesis and reproductive cycles, discusses their communication methods, and talks about the impact we have had on them through environmental pollution, commercial exploitation, and more. For those in the fields biology, zoology, natural resources, wildlife, and conservation biology.

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A college-level textbook on reptiles and amphibians for students who have taken a course in vertebrate zoology. Avoids technical jargon as disruptive to concentration, and cites recent reviews that are accessible to students rather than crediting original discoveries. Covers what amphibians and reptiles are, how they work, what they do, and their prospects for survival. Highly illustrated with black-and-white photographs, drawings, and maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138508760
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
577
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.22(d)

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