Rattlesnakes: Their Habits, Life Histories, & Influence on Mankind.
University of California Press (1982) Hardcover
This single-volume edition of Laurence M. Klauber's monumental work is
a lively, engaging, comprehensive study that can be understood and enjoyed
by anyone with an interest in natural history.
Klauber, Laurence M.
Rattlesnakes: Their Habits, Life Histories, & Influence on Mankind
University of California Press (1997) Hardcover - 1580 pages 2nd edition
A lifetime of fieldwork and laboratory research is incorporated in this
authoritative treatise. Yet with his impeccable technical work, the author
has not overlooked the fascination these remarkable reptiles command
for the lay person, and includes folklore, fieldwork anecdotes, medical
horror stories, and more. The original 1500-page two-volume book received
the highest critical acclaim when it was published in 1956; a continuing
demand for the encyclopedic work led to a revised edition in 1972 and
again in 1997.
Stebbins, Robert C.
A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians
Houghton Mifflin Company (1998) Paperback 2nd Edition
This is the "must-have" reference for identification of reptiles and
amphibians in western North America. Again and again, experienced herpetologists
have told us, "this is the only book I've EVER needed to identify herps
in California or in Baja California."
Grismer, L. Lee
Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés
(2002) Hardcover - 409 pages
The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only the foremost authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also an outstanding photographer. He has produced the most comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever published. With its stunning color images, detailed accounts of many little-known species, and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region.
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Ballinger, Royce E.
How to Know the Amphibians and Reptiles
WCB/McGraw Hill (1983) Paperback
Brodie, Edmund D.
Golden Books Publishing Company (1989) Paperback - 160 pages
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animals on Earth, this guide introduces the major groups of venomous
animals, including the most deadly species. Full-color illustrations
Predation and Defense Amongst Reptiles
Serpent's Tale Natural History Book Distributors (1994) Paperback
Colbert, Edwin H.
The Age of Reptiles
Dover Publications, Inc. (1996) Paperback - 256 pages
Ernst, Carl H.
Venomous Reptiles of North America
Smithsonian Institution Press (1992) Hardcover - 236 pages
Frank, Norman and Erica Ramus.
Complete Guide to Scientific and Common Names of Reptiles and Amphibians
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N.G. Publishing Company (1996) Paperback
Gans, Carl and David Crews
Hormones, Brain, and Behavior (Biology of the Reptilia)
University of Chicago Press (1992) Paperback
Gans, Carl and David Crews
Sensorimotor Integration. (Biology of the Reptilia Series)
University of Chicago Press (1992) Paperback
Their Blood Runs Cold: Adventures With Reptiles and Amphibians
University of Alabama Press (1983) Paperback - 164 pages
Halliday, Tim and Kraig Adler, Editors
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The World's Most Spectacular Reptiles & Amphibians
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The Amphibians & Reptiles of the Yucatan Peninsula
Communications Unlimited (June 1996) Hardcover
Amazon review: Deforestation now threatens the magnificent ecosystem
of the Yucatan Peninsula - an area including northern Guatemala, Belize,
and southeastern Mexico. This splendidly illustrated book by the world's
leading authority on Yucatan herpetology documents the natural history
of all native and introduced species of reptiles and amphibians and provides
a guide to identifying them. The only comprehensive treatment available,
it will be the definitive resource for amateur naturalists as well as
professionals with an interest in this rapidly changing biogeographical
region. Julian C. Lee begins with a description of the environment and
habitats of the Yucatan Peninsula, followed by a history of the herpetological
research there. He then describes 182 species of frogs, toads, salamanders,
snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles, detailing the features that
characterize each species and distinguish it from similar species. Lee
completes the book with an unusual chapter on the ethnoherpetology of
the region - the significance of amphibians and reptiles in the culture
of both ancient and contemporary Maya. An extensive bibliography, a glossary,
and a gazetteer help make his research accessible to everyone interested
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Pough, Harvey F.
Prentice Hall (1997) Paperback - 544 pages
Savage, Jay M.
An Illustrated Key to the Lizards, Snakes, & Turtles of the West
Naturegraph Publishers, Inc. (1976) Paperback
Smith, Hobart M. and Edmund D. Brodie
Reptiles of North America
Golden Books Publishing Co. (1982) Paperback - 240 pages
Smith, Hobart M. and Rozella B. Smith
Reptiles: Source Analysis & Index for Mexican Reptiles
John Johnson Natural History Books (1976) Hardcover
West, Larry and William P. Leonard
How to Photograph Reptiles and Amphibians
Stackpole Books (1997) Paperback - 128 pages
Zim, Herbert S. and Hobart M. Smith
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Golden Books Publishing Co (1987) Paperback - 160 pages
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Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians & Reptiles
Academic Press, Inc. (1993) Hardcover
Ashton, Ray E., Jr. and Patricia Ashton
Handbook of Reptiles and Amphibians of Florida: The Snakes
Windward Publishing (1988) Paperback
From the publisher: Magnificent color photos and complete species accounts
identify all of the snakes found in Florida. Distribution maps show range
of each species in Florida and the United States. This book has been
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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. (1997) Paperback - 220 pages
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Gulf Publishing Company (1997) Paperback - 250 pages
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Smithmark Publishers (1996) Hardcover - 80 pages
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Snakes in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book
Smithsonian Institution Press (1996) Paperback
How do snakes crawl and climb? What do they eat? How do they breathe,
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Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature
University of California Press (1997) Hardcover - 288 pages
Amazon synopsis: Featuring writing that is clear, engaging, and full
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of every facet of the natural history of snakes--their diversity, evolution,
and conservation--and at the same time, makes a personal statement about
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Mara, William P.
Desert Snakes of North America
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Snakes of the World
Facts on File, Inc. (1986) Hardcover - 190 pages
Snake Lover's Lifelist & Journal
University of Texas Press (1996) Hardcover
Amazon synopsis: "Herping," the practice of finding and identifying species
of snakes and other reptiles, is becoming as popular as bird watching
among many people interested in natural history. This guide lists and
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total of 438--and provides "herpers" with a formal journal in which to
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Australian Snakes: A Natural History
Cornell University Press (1995) Paperback
Wright, Albert H. and Anna A. Wright
Handbook of Snakes of the United States & Canada
Cornell University Press (1994) Paperback - 564 pages
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Snakes & Other Reptiles of the Southwest
Golden West Publishers (1993) Paperback - 102 pages 2nd edition
U.S. Department of the Navy, Staff
Poisonous Snakes of the World
Dover Publications, Inc. (1991) Paperback - 232 pages
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Facts on File, Inc. (1998) Paperback - 224 pages
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Pianka, Eric R.
The Lizard Man Speaks
University of Texas Press (1994) Hardcover
Smith, Hobart M.
Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and Canada
Cornell University Press (1995) Paperback - 557 pages
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Lizard Ecology: Historical & Experimental Perspectives
Princeton University Press (1994) Hardcover
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Bjorndal, Karen A., Editor
Biology & Conservation of Sea Turtles
Smithsonian Institution Press (1995) Paperback - 615 pages
Carr, Archie. 1995
Handbook of Turtles: The Turtles of the United States, Canada, & Baja
Cornell University Press (1995) Paperback - 542 pages
Ernst, Carl H., Jeffery E. Lovich and Roger W. Barbour
Turtles of the United States & Canada
Smithsonian Institution Press (1994) Hardcover 2nd edition
Ernst, Carl H. and Roger W. Barbour
Turtles of the World
Smithsonian Institution Press (1992) Paperback
National Research Council, Committee on Vision, Staff
The Decline of the Sea Turtles: Causes and Preventions
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