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Frogs and Reptiles of the Murray-Darling Basin: A Guide to Their Identification, Ecology and ConservationArtist/Author: Swan, Michael
The Murray–Darling Basin spans more than 1 million square kilometres across the lower third of Queensland, most of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, northern Victoria and the south-eastern corner of South Australia. Wildlife habitats range from the floodplains of the Basin to alpine areas, making the region of special ecological and environmental interest.
This book is the first comprehensive guide to the 310 species of frogs and reptiles living in the Murray–Darling Basin. An overview of each of the 22 catchment areas introduces the unique and varied climates, topography, vegetation and fauna. Comprehensive species accounts include diagnostic features, conservation ratings, photographs and distribution maps for all frogs, freshwater turtles, lizards and snakes recorded in this important region.
Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and BehaviorArtist/Author: Vieira de Andrade, Denis, Catherine R. Bevier, José Eduardo de Carvalho
Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits, such as their dependence on external heat sources for body temperature regulation, that are of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the environment. Considerable variation in physiological capabilities exists in these groups and often can be related to seasonal and geographic differences in environmental parameters. This book provides a comprehensive and integrative view of the interplay between physiology and behavior in amphibians and reptiles, leading to a better understanding of the subject.
The book covers topics that have recently been in the spotlight for scientific research on the physiology, behavior, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. It brings together recent information from a range of disciplines that address critical topics for understanding their biology. As these studies are scattered across articles in specialized journals, this book provides a single and expanded source summarizing such advancements.
This book maintains a solid scientific basis for the biological topics covered. However, it presents the material in a clear and direct manner so that it is accessible even to non-biologists interested in the basic biology, behavior, and ecology of these animals as well as how these elements are connected to their conservation.
Australian Snakes: A Natural HistoryArtist/Author: Shine, Richard
Life in Cold BloodArtist/Author: Attenborough, Sir David.
Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are still over 12,500 of them. Some are huge, the deadliest creatures on earth. Some are tiny, among the strangest to be found anywhere. Together they not only outnumber mammals or birds but in their colourful variety and extraordinary behaviour, they far surpass them. So where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms that are alive today? And what’s the secret of their epic success?
In Life in Cold Blood, Sir David traces the story of their evolution and overturns the myth that these creatures are just primitive killers to reveal them for what they truly are. The final chapter in David Attenborough’s overview of life on planet earth, this is the story of the most successful creatures ever to walk on land.
Accompanies the 5-part BBC series.
Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and TextArtist/Author: Jacobson, Elliott R.
Print on demand title. Features various photographs of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of pathogens and diseases. This book also includes information on various aspects of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles.
Written by a leading researcher in the field of reptile medicine, this text catalogues all infectious diseases and pathology of reptiles. Supported by more than 1,200 full colour photographs and more than 100 black and white photographs and other illustrations and images, this atlas offers an overview of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, then addresses specific topics such as reptile immunology, circulating inflammatory cells, reptile necropsy techniques, and more.
Herpetology: an introductory biology of amphibians and reptiles.Artist/Author: Zug, George R.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. Amphibians and reptiles have assumed a central role in research due to the diversity of ecological, physiological, morphological, behavioural, and evolutionary patterns they exhibit. This fourth edition covers the basic biology of these fascinating animals with updates in nearly every conceptual area. Herpetology not only serves as a solid foundation for modern herpetology courses, but is also relevant to courses in ecology, behaviour, evolution, systematics, and morphology. Examples taken from amphibians and reptiles throughout the world make this book useful as a herpetology textbook in several countries. Naturalists, amateur herpetologists, herpetoculturists, zoo professionals, and many others will find this book readable and full of relevant natural history and distributional information. Much research in the past few years has been done in squamates (lizards and snakes), particularly with regard to their taxonomy. This fully revised edition brings the latest research to the reader and keeps current with a quickly moving field, including the addition of many new photographs from the authors’ own massive image library. It is heavily revised and updated with fully updated discussion of squamate taxonomy and new content reflected in current literature. It has more focus on conservation biology in herpetology while retaining solid content on organismal biology of reptiles and amphibians. It presents new photographs that are included from the authors’ extensive library.
Herpetology: current research on the biology of amphibians and reptiles.Artist/Author: Adler, Kraig, editor.
Proceedings of the first World Congress of Herpetology. Papers include: the status of herpetology; evolution and ecology of parthenogenesis in reptiles; tempo and pattern in Anuran speciation and phylogeny; conservation of amphibians and reptiles; sexual selection; paleoherpetology; ecophysiology of desert reptiles; community ecology; and evolutinary studies of salamanders.