Herpetology An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

ISBN-10: 012782622X

ISBN-13: 9780127826226

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

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Description: This volume presents an authoritative and comprehensive review of all the myriad aspects of the biology, ecology, evolution, physiology and behaviour of amphibians and reptiles.

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Book details

List price: $101.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 630
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Evolutionary History
Tetrapod Relationships and Evolutionary Systematics
Amphibians and Reptiles--Evolutionary History
Systematics--Theory and Practice
Additional Reading
References
Anatomy of Amphibians and Reptiles
Development and Growth
Integument--The External Envelope
Skeleton and Muscles--Support, Movement, and Form
Nerves and Sense Organs--Coordination and Perception
Heart and Vascular Network--Internal Transport
Digestive and Respiratory Organs--Energy Acquisition and Processing
Urinary and Reproductive Organs--Waste Removal and Propagation
Endocrine Glands--Chemical Regulators and Initiators
Additional Reading
References
Evolution of Ancient and Modern Amphibians and Reptiles
History of Amphibians
History of Reptiles
Additional Reading
References
Reproduction and Life Histories
Modes of Reproduction and Parental Care
Gametogenesis and Fertilization
Reproductive Modes
Sexual versus Asexual Reproduction
Parental Care
Evolution of Parental Care
Additional Reading
References
Reproductive Ecology and Life Histories
Reproductive Ecology
Life Histories
Additional Reading
References
Physiological Ecology
Water Balance and Gas Exchange
Water and Salt Balance
Respiratory Gas Exchange
Respiration and Metabolism
Additional Reading
References
Thermoregulation, Performance, and Energetics
Thermoregulation
Dormancy
Energetics
Additional Reading
References
Behavioral Ecology
Spacing, Movements, and Orientation
Local Distribution of Individuals
Movements, Homing, and Migrations
Additional Reading
References
Communication and Social Behavior
Communication
Reproductive Behavior
Additional Reading
References
Foraging Ecology and Diets
Foraging Modes
Detecting, Capturing, and Eating Prey
Additional Reading
References
Defense and Escape
Predator Avoidance
Offsetting the Effects of Parasitism
Additional Reading
References
Population And Community Ecology
Population Structure and Dynamics
Characteristics of Populations
Population Structure and Growth
Additional Reading
References
Community and Geographical Ecology
Communities
Geography of Populations
Additional Reading
References
Conservation Biology
General Principles
Human Impact on Amphibian and Reptile Communities
Preservation and Management--Ideals and Problems
Additional Reading
References
Classification And Diversity
Caecilians
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Salamanders
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Frogs
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Turtles
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Crocodylians
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Tuataras and Lizards
Overview--Sphenodontida
Taxonomic Account
Overview--Squamata
Taxonomic Accounts
Snakes
Overview
Taxonomic Accounts
Glossary
Bibliography
Taxonomic Index
Author Index
Subject Index
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