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Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California (California Natural History Guides)

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and#147;Since his first book on western amphibians in 1951, Stebbins has been recognized as the authoritative voice on this subject. This new book, written with McGinnis, continues that high standard of accuracy and usefulness. It is filled with entertaining anecdotes and user-friendly information. I recommend this to anyone getting their first introduction to the rich and diverse world of Californian herpetofauna.and#8221; -David Wake, Curator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley

and#147;Dr. Robert Stebbins is the elder herpetological master of the American West, and this book has long been one of the finest state field guides to amphibians and reptiles. Now partnering to create a new, expanded edition with accomplished biologist Dr. Samuel McGinnis, a classic publication has become even better. Both the professional herpetologist and the weekend amateur naturalist will find this top-notch guide to be invaluable when exploring California's diverse landscapes.and#8221;

-Alan St. John, author of Reptiles of the Northwest

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This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptilesand#151;salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtlesand#151;that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of Californiaand#8217;s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.

About the Author

Robert C. Stebbins is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley and a curator emeritus of the Universityand#8217;s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. The author of over a dozen books, his latest work is Connecting with Nature: A Naturalist's Perspective.

Samuel M. McGinnis is Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, East Bay. He is the author of another California Natural History guide, Freshwater Fishes of California

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520270510
Author:
Stebbins, Robert C.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Hussey, Ron
Author:
McGinnis, Samuel M.
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, Revised Edition
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
103
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
274 color illustrations, 70 line illustr
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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This user-friendly guide is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptilesand#151;salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtlesand#151;that live in California. The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike color paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status. Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography. Throughout, anecdotes and observations reveal new insights into the lives of Californiaand#8217;s abundant but often hidden amphibians and reptiles.
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