Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405357932

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 3453

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to reptiles and amphibians you will find From the Tomato Frog to the Cornsnake, discover over 400 species of reptiles and amphibians from around the world. 600 incredible photos, annotations and detailed descriptions highlighting chief characteristics and distinguishing marks will help you to identify different species quickly and easily. Covers everything from anatomy and lifecycle to behaviour and includes maps showing you the geographical distribution of each species. Perfect for nature lovers.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Chris Pellant

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405359887

Category: Minerals

Page: 256

View: 4654

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to rocks and minerals 600 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions - from the distinguishing features of rocks, to which crystal system and mineral belongs to. This DK Handbook will help you identify different rocks and minerals quickly and easily. Covers everything from what rocks or minerals are to how they are classified and how to start a collection. Perfect for rocks and mineral lovers and an excellent comprehensive guide for collectors.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Delmarva

Author: James Francis White,Amy Wendt White

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780870335969

Category: Amphibians

Page: 243

View: 1925

Because of its geographic position and its geologic past, the Delmarva Peninsula is a transition zone between the northern and southern sections of the Atlantic Coast of North America. The north-south influences result in a high diversity of species of plants and animals, including amphibians and reptiles. Delmarva's amphibians and reptiles are overlooked by the vast majority of people living in the area. Many have never heard a northern spring peeper call or seen a salamander, even though a breeding chorus of peepers is common in the spring and salamanders are residents of most woodlands in Delmarva. Misconceptions also abound. For example, people sometimes think they have seen "cottonmouths" (water moccasins) on Delmarva, though this venomous species is not known to occur north of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Other common fallacies are the belief that snakes are slimy or that handling a toad can cause warts. This updated field guide to amphibians and reptiles of Delmarva will be useful to everyone interested in these fascinating creaturesfrom the curious child who brings home a salamander, to students, experienced naturalists, and professionals in need of life history, behavioral, and distributional information on Delmarva's amphibians (salamanders and frogs) and reptiles (turtles, lizards, and snakes). Seventy-three species are included in this second editionseventy known to occur on Delmarva and three that the authors believe either occur there or once did. Outstanding color plates aid in identifying the species.

Nature Guide: Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146543559X

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 1067

From tiny frogs in the rainforests to giant tropical crocodiles and desert lizards and snakes, explore the entire range of these cold-blooded creatures in this compact guide, filled with stunning photography, a comprehensive catalog of reptiles and amphibians, and key data organized in easily accessible panels.

Amphibians and Reptiles

A Compare and Contrast Book

Author: Katharine Hall

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 1628555513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6211

What makes a frog an amphibian but a snake a reptile? Both classes may lay eggs, but they have different skin coverings and breathe in different ways. Pages of fun facts will help kids identify each animal in the class like a pro after reading the fourth book in Arbordale’s Compare and Contrast series. Similar to Polar Bears and Penguins, Clouds and Trees; Amphibians and Reptiles uses stunning photographs and simple non-fiction text to get kids thinking about the similarities and differences between these two animal classes.


Author: Barry Clarke

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789457547

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7367

Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians.

National Geographic Kids Reptiles and Amphibians Sticker Activity Book

Author: National Geographic Kids,National Geographic Society (U. S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426327773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 6119

This activity book is jam-packed with the coolest reptiles and amphibians kids love - from frogs to turtles to alligators to lizards. Loaded with color and fun, it includes mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, more than 1,000 stickers, and more.


Author: Colin McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863185762

Category: Reptiles

Page: 64

View: 8887

Part of the Eyewitness Guide series, this visual encyclopaedia looks at the range of reptilian behaviour and lifestyles, from snakes and crocodiles to the only living fossil, the tuatara.

Ultimate Reptileopedia

The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever

Author: Christina Wilsdon

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426321023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 4785

The natural world experts at National Geographic present the ultimate reference book on reptiles, designed just for kids. Crawling with fascinating facts, lively text, and tons of cool, colorful, images of the weirdest and wackiest reptiles on planet Earth, it is sure to be their coveted, #1 reference. Snakey, slimey, scaley, and sensational! Welcome to the amazing world of the most popular reptiles on Earth. With colorful photographs and fun facts, this easy-to-use encyclopedia profiles snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians, and tuatara. Profiles are accompanied by Did You Know? details and fast facts including scientific name, size, diet, and habitat.

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756688396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 2490

Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures is a fascinating read - not only do you discover the basics of reptile and amphibian anatomy, you also learn about the lives and times of a great number of creatures: see how they survive in lakes and rivers, forests and deserts, and how they have adapted to the most inhospitable habitats. Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures provides ideas for things to make, games to play, quizzes, and shocking facts to share with your friends. It's everything you need to know, and everything you WANT to find out.


Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Dk Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8634

A field guide to trees around the world, each depicted by a full-color photograph with a caption that describes key features and points of differentiation


Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock,Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789484048

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 728

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, this latest addition to the Smithsonian Handbook series is filled with in-depth descriptions, fascinating facts, and annotated profiles of more than five hundred species of animals throughout the world.

DK Eyewitness Books: Amphibian

Author: Barry Clarke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756667739

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 5191

Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians come in a stunning array of colors, shapes, sizes, and habitats. They live both in water and on land and move in a great variety of ways from swimming, to hopping, and even flying. With a series of specially commissioned photographs, Amphibian takes a close look at the fascinating natural history of these creatures from the bright green, red-eyed tree frogs to dull, burrowing, wormlike caecilians; from startling black and yellow fire salamanders to tiny transparent glass frogs. Discover the different habitats and life cycles in the world of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders.

Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Author: Lars Werdelin,William Joseph Sanders

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520257219

Category: Science

Page: 986

View: 4948

"This impressively comprehensive volume is a long-awaited and worthy successor to the now outdated 1978 classic, Evolution of African Mammals. A must-have reference work for everyone interested in mammalian evolution." David Pilbeam, Harvard University and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology --

Venomous Snakes of the World

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691150239

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4396

Offers an illustrated guide to venomous snakes around the world that includes information about snake anatomy, diversity, distribution, types of venoms, and conservation efforts.