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Amphibians and reptiles (Naturalists' Handbooks Book 31) by Trevor J. C. Beebee

By Trevor J. C. Beebee

Amphibians and reptiles is a finished consultant to the local and non-native species of amphibian and reptile present in the British Isles. Professor Trevor Beebee covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identity of the British herpetofauna, and offers keys for the id of grownup and immature newts and newt eggs, larvae and metamorphs; frog and toad adults and metamorphs, spawn and larvae; grownup and hatchling limbed lizards; and grownup snakes. Distribution maps are incorporated for all species, and the e-book is illustrated all through with color pictures and figures.

The aim of this publication is to motivate readers to strengthen their very own ecological stories, to this finish, the writer summarises the present country of data of reptile and amphibian biology, together with behaviour, breeding, habitat choice, migration and improvement, and gives principles for examine tasks that may be undertaken to additional what's identified. A bankruptcy is dedicated to the practicalities paintings with amphibians and reptiles, together with licensing standards. study concepts, together with survey tools resembling evening searches for newts and bottle trapping, are mentioned intimately, and attention is given to tools of information analysis.

Author royalties from this ebook were donated to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

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