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Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America (California Natural History Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

"Horned 'toads' have long inspired curious humans, from ancient Indian rock artists and the earliest Spanish explorers to modern scientists. These lizards specialize on ants for food, employ distinctive defensive tactics for different enemies, arch their bodies to collect rainwater, and exhibit numerous other adaptations to arid environments. Wade Sherbrooke's wonderful book, packed with facts and personal insights, will give everyone from lay naturalists to seasoned field biologists a new appreciation for these magically bizarre animals."—Harry W. Greene, author of Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature

"Written in language understandable by anyone, Sherbrooke's newly revised little book on horned lizards is an exceedingly useful reference that covers most of what is known about these interesting and unusual lizards."—Eric R. Pianka, author of The Lizard Man Speaks

"Wade Sherbrooke has provided in this very readable book a concise introduction to the evolution and natural history of the horned lizards, their impact on human art, and their future in an increasingly human-dominated planet. No one has more first-hand knowledge of the life history of horned lizards than Dr. Sherbrooke, so this book represents more than a summary; Sherbrooke provides insight into the life and times of horned lizards as no one else could. Amateur and professional alike will find much to enjoy about this book."—Darrel Frost, American Museum of Natural History

Praise for the first edition:

"[This is] the horned lizard bible deluxe."—Coevolution

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-169) and index.

Synopsis:

* Features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these fascinating reptiles in mythology, culture, and art

* Covers the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and includes all species of horned lizards

About the Author

Wade C. Sherbrooke is Director, Southwestern Research Station, American Museum of Natural History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520228276
Author:
Sherbrooke, Wade C.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Reptiles
Subject:
Horned toads
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Reptiles -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Horned toads -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
California Natural History Guides
Series Volume:
64
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
164 color photographs, 17 maps and ident
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.75 x 0.5 in 10 oz

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Product details 191 pages University of California Press - English 9780520228276 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-169) and index.
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* Features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these fascinating reptiles in mythology, culture, and art

* Covers the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and includes all species of horned lizards

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