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Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Ed
     

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Ed

by Jeffrey C. Beane, Alvin L. Braswell, Joseph C. Mitchell, William M. Palmer
 

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Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions,

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Revised and updated to reflect the most current science, and including 30 new species, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. The new edition features 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with updated color photographs, descriptions, and distribution maps for each species. It is an indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone interested in the outdoors.

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This authoritative and comprehensive volume is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. . . . An indispensable guide for zoologists, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everyone interested in the outdoors.—Southeastern Naturalist

The only book that includes a comprehensive guide to all amphibians and reptiles specific to the Carolinas and Virginia. . . . A useful resource for the general public, natural historians, and herpetologists for years to come.—Virginia Libraries

An excellent source for anyone interested in amphibians and/or reptiles of the eastern US. . . . Highly recommended.—Choice

This handy reference guide makes identification a snap. . . . The volume works its real magic by helping us change the way we view lizards and newts, opening our eyes to the 'hidden' biodiversity that surrounds us on every side.—Virginia Wildlife

A truly scientific history of the reptiles and amphibians of our region. . . . Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia will do much to encourage an interest in lizards, turtles, snakes, salamanders, and alligators and allay fears and correct superstitions about them. It should be in the library of all amateur naturalists, students and teachers.—Raleigh News & Observer

This collection of. . . color photographs, fact summaries, and range maps will be reference and refuge for reptile lovers.—Southern Living

With text by four biologists and brilliant photographs by Jack Dermid, the book provides a nose-to-the-ground look at 159 species in three states. . . . This is one wildlife guide that isn't afraid to shed its scientific skin and tell it like it is.—Richmond News Leader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871126
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
815,473
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Jeffrey C. Beane is collections manager of amphibians and reptiles at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences.

Alvin L. Braswell is deputy director for operations at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Joseph C. Mitchell is an independent ecologist and head of Mitchell Ecological Research Services, LLC.

William M. Palmer is curator emeritus of herpetology at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Joseph C. Mitchell is an independent ecologist and head of Mitchell Ecological Research Services, LLC.

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