Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.
Reptiles and Amphibians: An Introduction to Familiar North American Speciesby James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Raymond Leung (Illustrator)
From tiny tree frogs and salamanders, to massive alligators and crocodiles, North America is home to over 900 reptiles and 300 amphibian species. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 130 familiar and unique species of salamanders, frogs, toads, lizards, snakes, turtles and crocodilians. This guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
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This series of guides are virtually unbreakable. Our 2 year old loves carrying them around and pointing to the various animals. I think they are a fantastic idea for all ages. So far we have 4 in the series and likely will collect more.