National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (Audubon Society Field Guide Series)

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Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and...
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Overview

Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Reptiles & Amphibians features:
¸ Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
¸ A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
¸ Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques.
¸ Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets.
¸ An identification guide to more than 160 of the most fascinating herpetological species from around the world, organized by environment.
¸ More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394508245
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1979
  • Series: Audubon Society Field Guide Series
  • Edition description: A Chanticleer Press Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 150,053
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor F. Wayne King is the curator herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    Ever wonder what, exactly, that strange looking creature is?

    Well, wonder no longer. This book is an excellent resource for identifying snakes, frogs, salamanders, etc. Buy this for yourself or for your children. The full color plates make the identification process easy, and the descriptions of the animals' habitats are excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2004

    The best book ever!

    I got this book when I was about 6 and know I am 11 and i'm still reading it when ever I have spare time. I reccomend this book to everyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    A great field guide

    Outstanding color photos and descriptions. It also gives tips on where to look for each species.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    a great book!!

    This book has alot of things to learn about. You can look at more than 300 different pictures of reptiles and amphibians. this is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2000

    AMAZING DIRECTORY

    THIS BOOK IS A GREAT FIELD GUIDE FOR ANYONE WHO ENJOYS LOOKING FOR AMPHIBIANS IN THE WILD. IT IS ORGANIZED BY SHAPE SIZE AND COLOR SO YOU CAN FIND THE TYPE OF FROG YOUR LOOKING FOR INSTANTLY.

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