Reptiles of the Northwest: California to Alaska, the Rockies to the Coast

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An interpretive naturalist, writer, educator and reptile specialist from Bend, Oregon, Alan St. John has crafted a richly photographed guide to the reptiles, snakes and turtles found in the Pacific Northwest. Each of the book's 44 accounts features photographs of the animal, as well as range maps and notes on identification, variation, distribution, habitat, behavior and similar species. The guide also has a strongly personal and accessible quality through St. John's field notes of his own encounters with each of...
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Overview

An interpretive naturalist, writer, educator and reptile specialist from Bend, Oregon, Alan St. John has crafted a richly photographed guide to the reptiles, snakes and turtles found in the Pacific Northwest. Each of the book's 44 accounts features photographs of the animal, as well as range maps and notes on identification, variation, distribution, habitat, behavior and similar species. The guide also has a strongly personal and accessible quality through St. John's field notes of his own encounters with each of the featured species.
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Hikers and other nature lovers will welcome the reader-friendly features of this reptile guide. The color-coded header tabs present 45 area reptiles in three major groups; a handy quick reference guide offers onsite identification; and the texts include detailed descriptions to aid in identification and fascinating facts of behavior, feeding and reproduction.
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This field guide covers 42 turtles, snakes, and lizards which live in the Pacific Northwest. Entries include color photographs, range maps, and notes on identification, distribution, habitat, and behavior. Reptile habitat in the region is described, and a glossary is provided. St. John is a freelance nature writer, artist, and photographer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551053431
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/9/2002
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 992,170
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pictorial Guide 6
Foreword 9
Introduction 10
Quick Keys 56
Turtles 70
Lizards 80
Snakes 146
Introduced Reptiles 250
Northwest Plants 252
Glossary 253
Resources 255
Northwest Reptile Lifelist 258
Index 270
About the Author 272
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