A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America Paperback – May 15 1998
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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.
The late JOSEPH T. COLLINS was the herpetologist with the Kansas Biological Survey and emeritus at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum, where he worked for thirty years. He was founder and director of the Center for North American Herpetology and author of many articles and books, most recently Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas (2010; with Suzanne L. Collins and Travis W. Taggart).
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The book is written for those who want a lot of information, yet it is accessible for anyone from a very inquisitive boy or girl, through to university students who want to identify species in the wild. (I know, I used my copy from the age of ten to twenty-five on countless field trips and excursions.)
It's sturdy and affordable, especially considering the amount of information it contains. There are many b/w illustrations within the text showing specific identifying features, and a nice set of colour and black and white plates. More useful than Audubon, if you like these peaceful little animals this book will be with you for a long time.
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.
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Books ordered as a gift and were very much appreciated a information and descriptions were well written and informative. Package arrived within two days of ordering.Published 4 months ago by Mr A.C.Russell
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... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2011 by Andrew
A useful guide to help identify specimens. They profile similiar species in similar poses, very helpful. Read morePublished on July 11 2003 by D. J Stemke
Excellent guide, color plates are great aids for quicky identification as well as colored maps explaining range of each specie, it also explains details of each specie in a very... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2002 by Jaime R. Castro Cano
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