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

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

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by NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, F. Wayne King
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
120,056
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.12(d)

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Meet the Author

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

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (Audubon Society Field Guide Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding color photos and descriptions. It also gives tips on where to look for each species.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.