Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America [Paperback]

Joseph T. Collins , Roger Conant , Roger Tory Peterson , Isabelle Hunt Conant , Tom R. Johnson
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
List Price: CDN$ 27.00
Price: CDN$ 16.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 10.07 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Tuesday, July 29? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback CDN $16.93  
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

May 15 1998 Peterson Field Guides
This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.

Frequently Bought Together

A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America + Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition + Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition
Price For All Three: CDN$ 50.79

Show availability and shipping details

  • In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America: Fourth Edition CDN$ 16.30

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes, Second Edition CDN$ 17.56

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details


Product Description

About the Author

No Bio

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.


Roger Conant was an American herpetologist, author, and conservationist.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE Pls. 3, 9 Macroclemys temminckii IDENTIFICATION: 15–26 in. (38–66 cm); record 311?2 in. (80 cm). Weight 35–150 lbs. (16–68 kg); record 251 lbs. (113.9 kg) for a specimen maintained in captivity for nearly 50 years; 316 lbs. (143.3 kg) for a wild-caught example. Look for the huge head with its strongly hooked beaks, the prominent dorsal keels, and the extra row of scutes on each side of the carapace. Likely to be confused only with Snapping Turtles. Young (Pl. 3): Brown, shell exceedingly rough; tail very long. About 11?4–13?4 in. (3–4.4 cm) at hatching. This gigantic freshwater turtle, our largest and one of the largest in the world, often lies at bottom of lake or river with mouth held open. A curious pink process on floor of mouth resembles a worm, wriggles like one, and serves as a lure for fish. similar species: Snapping Turtle has a saw-toothed tail and a smaller head, and also lacks the extra row of scutes be-tween costals and marginals. range: Sw. Ga. and n. Fla. to e. Texas; north in Mississippi Valley to Kans., Iowa, and sw. Ky.; an isolated record in cen. Tenn.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Get Better Than This! July 19 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Peterson Field Guide series are a must-have for cottagers, as they are perfect in identifying animals and learning their habits. This book is especially useful in identifying snakes, lizards, turtles, etc., and knowing what to do in case of a confrontation (for example, identifying a rattlesnake, and knowing how to be safe around them). Please buy this book, especially those who have a cottage. Even perusing through it every once in a while will really help you understand the environment you live in, and will help you take precautions, stay safe, and learn a LOT!
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Jan. 22 2011
By Andrew
Format:Paperback
If you enjoy herping anywhere in eastern north america then this is definately the guide for you. Has every species listed with pictures, as well as all the information you would need in order to understand and find them.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best! April 13 2004
Format:Paperback
There is no other guide which I would consult prior to herping trips. The color plates are fantastic and so well-drawn that I can recall seeing the animals depicted in the field. A knowledge of the arrangement of this guide will make this the most easily perused guide in the field as well.
Any budding herpetologist would be wise to study the book from cover to cover in order to share in the wisdom of Conant/Collins.
The field guide is easy to read (though technical details are necessarily prevalent) and can be understood by even the least herpetologically-inclined person.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Reference Jan. 3 2004
Format:Paperback
This book has been a faithfull field companion to countless herpers since the first edition was published in 1958. It is the best selling herp book of all time for a good reason. The text is both concise and comprehensive. The color plates are not only works of art but are designed to highlight markings that are useful for field identification. The images in most competitors are generally the most attractive color photos available. This makes a pretty book but is not always useful for identification. The book is also small enough to be unobtrusive in any backpack or large pant pocket. Many of the "field guides" being produced now are too large and heavy. My copy has stood up to years of abuse remarkably well. This version added excellent color photographs to compliment the original color plates. The one criticism I have is that this version spread the maps throughout the text. Previous editions had the maps bundled together in taxanomic order. Imagine you are trying to identify a skink in Missouri. In the previous editions you could flip open the book to the skink maps and immediately see which species are found in Missouri. In this edition you would have to flip through all of the skink species accounts to get that information. It does not seem like a big difference,unless you have ever attempted to hold onto a skink in Missouri. Overall I would have to characterize this book as a must have for any North American herper young or old.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Photos, not comprehensive July 11 2003
Format:Paperback
A useful guide to help identify specimens. They profile similiar species in similar poses, very helpful. It doesn't offer as many species as the RTP guides, but then RTP guides don't show photos. I also suspect that the guide I have isn't as likely to handle weathering (mud/rain/etc) as well as the RTP bindings.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?

Look for similar items by category


Feedback