Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

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9780127826226: Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

"Herpetology, Second Edition" has been thoroughly revised. The text has been reorganized, new chapters have been added, new text references have been inserted. All this plus new color systematics sections will maintain this book as the leading textbook on the biology of amphibians and reptiles. The book will also showcase reptiles and amphibians as model systems in conceptual areas of biology. Such a text will help integrate herpetology as a discipline into conceptually oriented undergraduate programs. The book should also appeal to a large audience of sophisticated lay people interested in reptiles and amphibians. It is written by internationally recognized experts on the biology of amphibians and reptiles. It provides a general background on the evolution and morphology of amphibians and reptiles. It details what is known about reproduction and life histories. It examines physiological ecology, emphasizing water balance, temperature, and energy. It integrates population and community ecology with conservation biology. It provides detailed taxonomic accounts of all higher taxa, including high quality distribution maps and color photographs.

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"This second edition of the popular textbook provides a broad overview of amphibian and reptilian biology, taxonomy, evolution, behavior, and conservation. It is well-suited for an undergraduate-level herpetology course in biology, evolution, or taxonomy. It is invaluable also as a reference for professional herpetologists...well illustrated throughout with photographs (some in color), line drawings, and distribution maps. Provides up-to-date information on all of the major groups, and includes an extensive taxonomic index, as well as a glossary." -SOUTHEASTERN NATURALIST "Taken as a whole, Zug et al. (2001) is an impressive volume, at once visually pleasing for its attractive layout and high production values, and at the same time, intellectually satisfying in its scope and detail. It is well-suited as a textbook for senior undergraduates and graduate students, and it will be a standard herpetological reference for years to come." -Julican C. Lee, University of Miami for HERPETOLOGICAL REVIEW Praise for the First Edition: "This will be a valued, and oft-consulted, addition to any naturalist's or conservationist's library for its up-to-date and comprehensive overview of these ecologically important groups and their role in the contemporary environment; it is a must for anyone just starting into the field of herpetology..." -CANADIAN FIELD NATURALIST "Zug's text contains new chapeters with new text references and new color illustrations that will keep this book on the top...you couldn't do better for serious herpetological biology education than to read this book." -Dave Hyatt for THE TUSCON HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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By Dr. George R. Zug

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