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  • Conant, Roger and Joseph T. Collins
    A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 8th printing of the third, expanded edition. 12mo, card covers. Colour photos, maps, glossary, line drawings, index. Fine copy. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47087
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  • Chambers, Paul
    A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise

    Edition: First printing

    London: John Murray, 2004. Green boards. pp xiv, 305. Photos, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47097
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  • Lannoo, Michael, editor
    Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005. Thick quarto, glossy pictorial boards. pp (xx), 1094. B&w illustrations, maps, references, index. Fine copy, as new, no owner marks. "This benchmark volume documents in comprehensive detail a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the disturbing developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent within many amphibian species. Horror stories on this topic have been featured in the scientific and popular press over the past fifteen years, invariably asking what amphibian declines are telling us about the state of the environment. Are declines harbingers of devastated ecosystems or simply weird reflections of a peculiar amphibian world? This compendium - presenting new data, reviews of current literature, and comprehensive species accounts…

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    Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005. Thick quarto, glossy pictorial boards. pp (xx), 1094. B&w illustrations, maps, references, index. Fine copy, as new, no owner marks. "This benchmark volume documents in comprehensive detail a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the disturbing developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent within many amphibian species. Horror stories on this topic have been featured in the scientific and popular press over the past fifteen years, invariably asking what amphibian declines are telling us about the state of the environment. Are declines harbingers of devastated ecosystems or simply weird reflections of a peculiar amphibian world? This compendium - presenting new data, reviews of current literature, and comprehensive species accounts - reinforces what scientists have begun to suspect, that amphibians are a lens through which the state of the environment can be viewed more clearly. And, that the view is alarming and presages serious concerns for all life, including that of our own species. The first part of this work consists of more than fifty essays covering topics from the causes of declines to conservation, surveys and monitoring, and education. The second part consists of species accounts describing the life history and natural history of every known amphibian species in the United States." - publisher. Note: 3 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46400
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  • Czerkas, Sylvia J. and Stephen A.
    Dinosaurs: a Complete World History

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    No place (Rexdale, ON): B. Mitchell / Dragon's World, 1990. Folio. Blue boards. pp 246. Colour illustrations, index. Fine in fine jacket. 3 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47116
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  • Cogger, Harold G. and Richard G. Zweifel, consulting editors
    Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

    San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1998. Second edition. Folio, green boards. pp 240. Colour photos, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears to upper outer corners, VG+ otherwise. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46903
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  • Beltz, Ellin
    Frogs: Inside Their Remarkable World

    Edition: First printing

    Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2005. Quarto, pictorial boards. pp 175. Colour photos, glossary, index. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46945
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  • Wright, Albert Hazen; Wright, Anna A.
    Handbook of Frogs and Toads of the United States and Canada (Comstock Classic Handbooks)

    Edition: First paper edition

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell, 1995. Octavo, card covers. pp (xxviii), 640. Illustrated, index. Fine copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46212
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  • Smith, Hobart M.
    Handbook of Lizards: Lizards of the United States and of Canada (Comstock Classic Handbooks)

    Edition: First paper edition

    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1995. Octavo, card covers. pp (xxxii), 557. Illustrated, maps, index. Small soft crease to upper outer corners of later text, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46211
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  • Bishop, Sherman C.
    Handbook of Salamanders

    Edition: First paper edition

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell, 1994. Octavo, card covers. pp 555. Photos, index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46214
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  • Albert Hazen Wright; Anna Allen Wright
    Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada. (2 Volume Set)

    Edition: First paper edition

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell, 1994. Two volumes. Octavo, card covers. pp (xxvi), 564; x), (565)-1105. Photos, index. Fine pair. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46213
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  • Carr, Archie
    Handbook of Turtles: The Turtles of the United States, Canada, and Baja California

    Edition: First printing

    Ithaca, New York: Comstock / Cornell, 1995. Octavo, card covers. pp xviii, 542. Illustrated, index. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46210
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  • Pianka, Eric R.; Vitt, Laurie J.
    Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Organisms and Environments)

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world's manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth." - publisher. 2.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Quarto

    Book ID: 46562
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  • MARTIN, James
    MASTERS OF DISGUISE: a natural history of chameleons

    New York: Facts on File, c1992. Second printing. Tall octavo, dark blue boards. pp xvi, 176; color frontispiece, 55 colour photos, numerous text-figures with some in colour, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46122
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  • Whitaker, John O., Jr.
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals. Revised edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. 2002 later printing. Flexible vinyl binding with printed wraparound band. Colour illustrations, index. Fine copy, no owner marks. Excellent guide.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46376
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  • Behler, John L. and F. Wayne King
    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. 2002 later printing. Flexible vinyl binding with printed wraparound band. Colour illustrations, index. Fine copy, no owner marks. Excellent guide.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 46370
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  • Greene, Harry W.
    Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature (Director's Circle Book of the Associates of the University o)

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997. Quarto, black boards. pp (xiv), (352). Colour photos, index. Remainder dot on fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. 2.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46944
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  • Orenstein, Ronald
    Survivors in Armor: Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Key Porter, 2001. Quarto, green boards. pp (xii), 308. Colour photos, index. Fine in fine jacket. 2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46941
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