The Audubon Society field guide to North American reptiles and amphibians

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Knopf : distributed by Random House, Nov 12, 1979 - Fiction - 743 pages
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Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Reptiles & Amphibians features:
¸ Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
¸ A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
¸ Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques.
¸ Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets.
¸ An identification guide to more than 160 of the most fascinating herpetological species from around the world, organized by environment.
¸ More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations.

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Review: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

User Review  - Plaimont - Goodreads

As a child, I received this book as a gift (now many years ago) and continue to find it useful today. The lovely pictures offer a great quick reference while the back of the book offers an in depth look at the animals. This is a wonderful book to add to any reference library. Read full review

Review: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

User Review  - Nathan Shepard - Goodreads

This book was my first field guide, aside maybe by a couple golden guides, and it was a welcomed gift I treasured for years. It took me until high school to see how much better Peterson's Reptile and ... Read full review

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How to Use This Guide
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Text Descriptions
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Professor F. Wayne King is the curator herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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