Best Amphibian Zoology Books
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1. The Bearded Dragon Manual, 2nd Edition: Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring for a Healthy Bearded Dragon (CompanionHouse Books) Habitat, Heat, Diet, Behavior, Personality, Illness, FAQs, & More
Author: by Philippe De Vosjoil
Published at: CompanionHouse Books; Second edition (December 27, 2016)
The perfect book for anyone who ownsor wants to owna bearded dragon! Informative guide packed with everything you need to know to take quality care of your bearded dragonHow to select healthy, thriving bearded dragons as pets or for breedingUnderstanding behavior, personality traits, and the anatomy of these fascinating lizardsFeeding a nutritionally sound diet, including supplements, at your dragon’s different life stagesProper habitat and how to design and maintain comfortable housing with heat sources, lighting, and substratesRecognizing illness and injury, how to handle health issues, and dragon-keeping FAQsReptiles are popular pets, and the bearded dragon is widely considered the best reptile to keep as a pet!
The bearded dragon hails from Australia and is a favorite among herpetoculturists and hobbyists alike. This completely updated and expanded edition of the best-selling The Bearded Dragon Manual promises to excite new and seasoned herp enthusiasts with its in-depth discussion on all aspects of dragon keeping and its brilliant color photography.
2. How to Become a Veterinarian: What They Do, How To Train, Daily Life As Vet, Is It Really The Right Career For You?
Author: by Susanna Lee
Published at: Independently published; Illustrated edition (November 4, 2019)
The Most Up-to-Date, Comprehensive and Fun Guide to Becoming a Vet – Over 100 pages This fact-pact and enlightening book covers everything kids need to know about becoming a vet. It also gives a realistic view of what daily life is like as a vet – the challenges and triumphs.
My name is Susanna Lee and recently my daughter Monica, who has a passion for animals, asked me to help her find information on becoming a vet. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find a book that contains up-to-date information and gives a real insight into what it takes to become a vet.
Most importantly, I wanted my daughter to be able to decide for herself if veterinary medicine was truly the career for her based on getting the most rounded picture possible – the good, the bad and everything in between. So being a journalist and writer for over 20 years, I took up the challenge to create that missing book!
In How to Become a Veterinarian, I share the latest practical information available, but also offer a human perspective on life as a vet and what it’s really like to work towards that goal. This book covers: A History Of Veterinary Practice The Different Types of Vets Training to be a Vet Qualifications You Will Need What Veterinary Students Are Taught Life as a vet Is Veterinary Medicine the Right Career for You?
3. Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides)
Author: by Robert Powell
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 4th ed. edition (April 12, 2016)
A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos.
Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status.
This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.
4. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
Author: by Catherine H. Howell
Published at: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (March 31, 2015)
This basic beginner’s field guide to our favorite animals that slither and swim is the latest in the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about reptiles and amphibians are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume.
More robust than any other beginning field guides, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to illustrate and identify each species from every angle. With logical organization and bulleted information, this pocket guide is useful in the field or as in-home reference, for beginners, families, and new nature lovers alike.
5. The Book of Frogs: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World
Author: by Tim Halliday
Published at: University of Chicago Press; Illustrated edition (January 29, 2016)
With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the Golden Poison Frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin’s Frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into the world.
The Wood Frogs of North America freeze every winter, reanimating in the spring from the glucose and urea that prevent cell collapse. The Book of Frogs commemorates the diversity and magnificence of all of these creatures, and many more. Six hundred of nature’s most fascinating frog species are displayed, with each entry including a distribution map, sketches of the frogs, species identification, natural history, and conservation status.
Life-size color photos show the frogs at their actual sizeincluding the colossal seven-pound Goliath Frog. Accessibly written by expert Tim Halliday and containing the most up-to-date information, The Book of Frogs will captivate both veteran researchers and amateur herpetologists. As frogs increasingly make headlines for their troubling worldwide decline, the importance of these fascinating creatures to their ecosystems remains underappreciated.
6. Can You Find My Shoe?: A Zoo Adventure for Ages 3-7
Author: by Patty Lennox
Published at: Jumping Juniper Press (August 20, 2019)
A shoe is lost at the zoo, and hilarity ensues! Why are children so drawn to this adventurous rhyming story? Because they love to be in on the joke! One day in the summer I went to the zoo,And somehow or other I lost my right shoe!
A fun adventure, engaging rhythm and rhyme, and an unlikely culprit keep children giggling all the way to the end of the story, where a delightful discovery is made. If you’re planning to have a fun day at the zoo,You might want to bring along one extra shoe!
Grab yours now and join in on the fun!
7. Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians
Author: by Chris Mattison
Published at: Firefly Books; Third edition (September 24, 2015)
“With lush color photographs and lavishly detailed illustrations, this encyclopedia presents a striking abundance of information at a glance…. Strongly recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries.” -Booklist (for previous edition) The Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians covers every family, ranging from large, predatory constrictors and crocodilians to miniature tree frogs and salamanders.
This third edition adds 32 extra pages to incorporate numerous important updates based on the latest scientific findings and interpretations. The comprehensive coverage includes: Big increases in the number of known families and species: 17 new families of amphibians and 18 new families of reptiles; Amphibian species are up from 6,182 to 7,387; Reptile species are up from 8,726 to 10,038.
Frogs alone have gone up from 5,453 species to the currently agreed 6,508. Maps for all families of salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodilians More than 320 stunning full-color photographs and illustrations Information on current conservation and environmental concerns Extinctions and Declining Amphibian Populations section and map Updated family trees.
8. Reptiles & Amphibians: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Wildlife and Nature Identification)
Author: by James Kavanagh
Published at: Waterford Press; 1st edition (April 9, 2018)
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.Made in the USA.Www.Waterfordpress.Com
9. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd Ed
Author: by Jeffrey C. Beane
University of North Carolina Press; Second Edition, Revised and Updated (May 3, 2010)
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.
10. Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas: With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps (Volume 45) (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series)
Author: by James R. Dixon
Published at: Texas A&M University Press; Third Edition, Revised and Updated (January 14, 2013)
This third edition of James R. Dixon’s Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas: With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps, completely redesigned throughout with color photographs, revised taxonomic keys, and updated species descriptions, covers more than two hundred species of amphibians and reptiles.
As in the previous editions, the book includes an extensive listing of the literature on Texas amphibians and reptiles that goes back to the historic writings of Berlandier, in the early nineteenth century, and is updated to reflect the most recent research.?
Comprehensive distribution maps, updated references, and an exhaustive bibliography round out this latest edition of what has come to be widely recognized as the standard scientific guide and reference for professional, academic, and amateur naturalists interested in the herpatofauna of Texas.
11. Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana: An Identification and Reference Guide
Author: by Jeff Boundy
Published at: LSU Press; Illustrated edition (April 10, 2017)
This guide provides a means of identifying the 147 amphibian and reptile species currently known in Louisiana, as well as information on their natural histories (behavior, geographic range, populations, food and feeding habits, reproduction, and habitat). Written in a style that will be useful for both laypersons and experts, it will help those interested in the amphibians and reptiles of Louisiana appreciate our biodiversity heritage.
12. Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest
Author: by Lawrence L. C. Jones
Published at: Seattle Audubon Society (September 8, 2016)
Originally bought for a 4 week course in College. Hardly used, slight bend in the binding, but it looks brand new. No damage or markings inside.
13. Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado, Revised Edition
Author: by Geoffrey A. Hammerson
Published at: University Press of Colorado; 2nd edition (November 1, 1999)
Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado, Second Edition, is an up-to-date, definitive summary of the distribution, conservation status, habitat, behavior, life history, ecology, and taxonomy of all salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, and snakes known to inhabit Colorado. It includes a description of the Colorado landscape, color photographs of each species, detailed range maps, identification keys, and tips on how to find, study, and photograph amphibians and reptiles.
In addition, the author addresses the impact of human behavior on the region’s herpetofauna, as well as the impact of Colorado’s amphibians and reptiles upon humans. Covering the western part of the central Great Plains, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the canyons, mesas, and plains of the upper Colorado River basin, Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado will be a useful resource for adjacent states such as Wyoming and eastern Utah.
With more than 200 color photographs to aid the reader in identification, this book is both an ideal reference work for those interested in the herpetofauna of the region and an invaluable field guide for hikers, amateur naturalists, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
14. Life in Cold Blood
Author: by David Attenborough
Published at: Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (March 10, 2008)
Life in Cold Blood offers a rare glimpse into the peculiar world of amphibians and reptiles, the first vertebrate creatures to venture forth from the primeval waters millions of years ago, yet which today include species that are the most at risk of extinction.
Join acclaimed naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he travels to the far corners of the Earth to tell the epic story of these animals in this companion to the television series. Discover the secrets of their astounding success-and the profound implications of their uncertain future.
Amphibians and reptiles once ruled the planet, and their descendants exhibit some of the most colorful variety and astounding behavior known to the animal kingdom. What are the origins of these creatures? How have they transformed themselves into the beautiful and bizarre forms found today?
In this gorgeously illustrated book, Attenborough gets up close and personal with the living descendants of the first vertebrates ever to colonize the land, and through them traces the fascinating history of their pioneering ancestors. He explains the ways amphibians and reptiles have changed little from their prehistoric forebears while also demonstrating how they have adapted and evolved into diverse new forms, some of them beyond our wildest imaginings.
15. Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Corrie Herring Hooks)
Author: by Carrol L. Henderson
Published at: University of Texas Press; Illustrated edition (December 1, 2010)
To help visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol L. Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it instantly became the indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a field guide dedicated to the monkeys, sloths, treefrogs, lizards, crocodiles, and other animals that travelers are most likely to see while exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica.
He includes fascinating information on their natural history, ecology, identification, and behavior gleaned from his forty years of travels, studies, and wildlife viewing in Costa Rica, as well as details on where to see these remarkable and beautiful creatures. The mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are illustrated by stunning and colorful photographsmost of which were taken in the wild by Henderson.
A detailed and invaluable appendix that identifies many of Costa Rica’s best wildlife-watching destinations, lodges, and contact information for trip-planning purposes completes the volume.
16. Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico
Author: by William G. Degenhardt
Published at: University of New Mexico Press; Reprint edition (May 15, 2005)
Amphibians and reptiles thrive in New Mexico’s many landscapes and varied environments. In all, the state has 123 species, an assemblage of 3 salamanders, 23 frogs and toads, 10 turtles, 41 lizards, and 46 snakes. In this comprehensive guide, each species is presented in a color photograph and its distribution shown on a map.
Technical art supplements, identification keys, and line art complement family descriptions. For each species, the following is provided: type, distribution, description, similar species, systematics, habitat, behavior, reproduction, food habits, and references. The detailed descriptions add to our knowledge about the region’s herpetofauna, which will aid students, herpetologists, and resource managers.
The book is also of great benefit to non-specialists, including casual hikers, since the authors write in accessible language that makes for easy identification of species.