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Discovery Channel: Reptiles & Amphibians: An Explore Your World Handbook [Paperback]

F. Wayne King
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March 7 2000 Explore Your World Handbook
Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs? Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment.

Reptiles & Amphibians features:
 ¸  Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
 ¸  A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
 ¸  Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques.
 ¸  Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets.
 ¸  An identification guide to more than 160 of the most fascinating herpetological species from around the world, organized by environment.
 ¸  More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations.

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Discovery Books worked with a distinguished team of experts, including: F. Wayne King, Curator of Herpetology, Florida Museum of Natural History; Robert Hansen, editor of Herpetological Review; David Rodrigue, wildlife biologist for Canada's St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society; and John Wilkinson, International Coordinator of Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, Britain's Open University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classroom Use Dec 9 2000
I bought this book to use in my classroom as research material. It provides an excellent overview for student use in the upper level elementary school and middle school. Information covers a broad spectrum of topics, is very well organized and written at a level for the lay reader. The photographs, diagrams, and drawings are of excellent quality and provide a range of subject matter that will keep young people turning the pages. The book is printed on excellent stock, and appears to be able to withstand handling. I would highly recommend this book to other educators who want a reasonably priced refence book for the classroom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classroom Use Dec 9 2000
By JaylynneTexas - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book to use in my classroom as research material. It provides an excellent overview for student use in the upper level elementary school and middle school. Information covers a broad spectrum of topics, is very well organized and written at a level for the lay reader. The photographs, diagrams, and drawings are of excellent quality and provide a range of subject matter that will keep young people turning the pages. The book is printed on excellent stock, and appears to be able to withstand handling. I would highly recommend this book to other educators who want a reasonably priced refence book for the classroom.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book on reptiles and amphibians Aug. 24 2013
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My grandson had to do a report on reptiles and amphibians and the book had a great resource of information. Great color pictures and an interesting study for adults as well as school age children.
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