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

By Trevor J. C. Beebee

ISBN-10: 0007308620

ISBN-13: 9780007308620

ISBN-10: 1907807454

ISBN-13: 9781907807459

Amphibians and reptiles is a accomplished 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 gives keys for the identity 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 integrated for all species, and the publication is illustrated all through with color images and figures.

The target of this ebook is to motivate readers to enhance their very own ecological stories, to this finish, the writer summarises the present kingdom of data of reptile and amphibian biology, together with behaviour, breeding, habitat choice, migration and improvement, and gives principles for study tasks which may be undertaken to extra what's recognized. A bankruptcy is dedicated to the practicalities paintings with amphibians and reptiles, together with licensing necessities. examine ideas, together with survey tools similar to evening searches for newts and bottle trapping, are mentioned intimately, and attention is given to tools of information analysis.

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

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