Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California
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Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 553
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ISBN-10 : 9780520949973
ISBN-13 : 0520949978
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Book Synopsis Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California by : Robert C. Stebbins

Download or read book Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California written by Robert C. Stebbins and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-09-04 with total page 553 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ". . . encourage[s] hope and resilience in times of devastating damage."—New York Review of Books This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of California’s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.


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