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Herpetology An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles

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ISBN-10: 012374346X

ISBN-13: 9780123743466

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Laurie J. Vitt, Janalee P. Caldwell, George R. Zug

List price: $83.95
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This third edition, now fully revised and updated by two of Dr. Zug's colleagues, provides herpetology students and amateur reptile and amphibian keepers with the latest taxonomy and species developments from around the world. Herpetology is a rapidly evolving field , which has contributed to new discoveries in many conceptual areas of biology. The authors build on this progress by updating all chapters with new literature, graphics, and discussionsmany of which have changed our thinking. With a new emphasis placed on conservation issues,Herpetology continues to broaden the global coverage from earlier editions, recognising the burgeoning reptile and amphibian research programs and the…    
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.46" wide x 10.87" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Evolutionary History
Tetrapod Relationships and Evolutionary Systematics
Development and Anatomy of Amphibians and Reptiles
Evolution of Ancient and Modern Amphibians and Reptiles
Reproduction and Life Histories
Modes of Reproduction and Parental Care
Reproductive Ecology and Life Histories
Physiological Ecology
Water Balance and Gas Exchange
Thermoregulation, Performance, and Energetics
Behavioral Ecology
Spacing, Movements, and Orientation
Communication and Social Behavior
Foraging
Ecology and Diets
Defense and Escape
Population and Community Ecology
Structure and Dynamics
Community and Geographical
Ecology
Conservation Biology
Classification and Diversity
Caecilians
Salamanders
Frogs
Turtles
Crocodylians
Tuataras, Lizards, and Snakes
Glossary
Bibliography
Indexes