The Rise of Reptiles

The Rise of Reptiles

Accurate, synthetic, and sweeping, The Rise of Reptiles is the definitive work on the subject.

Author: Hans-Dieter Sues

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421428673

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Accurate, synthetic, and sweeping, The Rise of Reptiles is the definitive work on the subject.
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The Rise of the Reptiles

The Rise of the Reptiles

Examines the different types of reptiles that have roamed the Earth since life began, including dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine reptiles.

Author: Olivia Brookes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781615335190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines the different types of reptiles that have roamed the Earth since life began, including dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine reptiles.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles

The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles

The book also includes the extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, and concludes with a dsicussion of relationships with mankind and the preservation of diversity.

Author: J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015047559698

Category: Nature

Page: 254

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An introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, bridging the gulf between the plethora of 'popular' books and the more advanced texts directed towards the needs of specialist research workers, thus making it accessible to advanced students worldwide. It explains basic principles in non-technical terms, and covers the adaptive responses to natural selection which have engendered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and are found in the world today. The book also includes the extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, and concludes with a dsicussion of relationships with mankind and the preservation of diversity. XXXXXXX Neuer Text This title is an introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, which is accessible to a wide range of readers. Basic principles are explained in non-technical terms, and the adaptive responses to natural selection which have engendered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and that are found in the world today are covered. In the concluding chapter, the relationship between mankind and the preservation of diversity is discussed.
Categories: Nature

The Rise of Amphibians

The Rise of Amphibians

The most comprehensive examination of amphibian evolution ever produced, The Rise of Amphibians is an essential resource for paleontologists, herpetologists, geologists, and evolutionary biologists.

Author: Robert Carroll

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 080189140X

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 369

The most comprehensive examination of amphibian evolution ever produced, The Rise of Amphibians is an essential resource for paleontologists, herpetologists, geologists, and evolutionary biologists.
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Rise of the Reptiles

Rise of the Reptiles

Find out how reptiles from our planet's past lived, fought, and died.

Author: Michael Jay

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 1410900096

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Find out how reptiles from our planet's past lived, fought, and died.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica

In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden.

Author: Jay M. Savage

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226735370

Category: Nature

Page: 934

View: 106

World renowned for its biological diversity and model conservation system, Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles, from the golden toad to the scorpion lizard and the black-headed bushmaster. Jay M. Savage has studied these fascinating creatures for more than forty years, and in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica he provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of their biology and evolution ever produced. Savage begins with detailed discussions of the natural and cultural history of Costa Rica, setting the stage for a detailed treatment of each of the 396 species of amphibians and reptiles that may be found there. Each species account synthesizes and analyzes everything that is known about the animal's anatomy, behavior, geographic distribution, systematics, and evolutionary history and provides keys for identifying amphibians and reptiles in the field. In addition to distribution maps and systematic and morphological illustrations, the book includes color photographs of almost every known species, many taken by the distinguished nature photographers Michael and Patricia Fogden. Because Costa Rica has played, and continues to play, a pivotal role in the study of tropical biology as well as in the development of ecotourism and ecoprospecting, and because more than half of the amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica are also found elsewhere in Central America, The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica will be an essential book for a wide audience of nature lovers, naturalists, ecotourists, field biologists, conservationists, and government planners.
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Prehistoric Life

Prehistoric Life

Traces the development of vertebrates, looks at fossil animals, and describes the forces that shape evolution

Author: David Norman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822020611505

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 919

Traces the development of vertebrates, looks at fossil animals, and describes the forces that shape evolution
Categories: Science

Cusco Amaz nico

Cusco Amaz  nico

William E. Duellman's masterpiece of community ecology includes descriptions of the physical environment and vegetation found in this unique habitat along with syntheses of abundance, mass, feeding, reproductive guilds, and daily and ...

Author: William Edward Duellman

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates

ISBN: UOM:39015059270861

Category: Nature

Page: 433

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"Assays of assemblages of amphibians and reptiles provide important information on community structure in the tropics. These ectothermic organisms are highly responsive to slight differences in the environment and to seasonal differences, such as patterns of rainfall. Most species seem to have rather restricted home ranges; therefore, data gathered in a restricted area provide much better insight into the requirements of, and potential interactions among, the species in the assemblage."--from the IntroductionThe rainforests in the southwestern part of the Amazon Basin in southeastern Peru are home to scores of amphibians and reptiles. Cusco Amaz nico is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the lives of 151 of these species. William E. Duellman's masterpiece of community ecology includes descriptions of the physical environment and vegetation found in this unique habitat along with syntheses of abundance, mass, feeding, reproductive guilds, and daily and seasonal patterns of activity. Identification keys in English and Spanish precede detailed and illustrated species accounts. Tadpoles of many frogs are described and illustrated.Cusco Amaz nico will become a standard reference for herpetologists, tropical biologists, biogeographers, ecologists, and conservationists and stands on its own as a portrait of an animal community in a unique bioregion. The illustrations include 236 color photographs, 121 charts and graphs, 16 maps, 42 line drawings, 2 halftones, and 56 sets of audiospectrograms and waveforms. There are 71 tables.
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The Rise of Life

The Rise of Life

Traces the history of paleontology, looks at the age of dinosaurs, explains the theory of evolution, and suggests where human beings fit into nature's scheme

Author: John Reader

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517051737

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 818

Traces the history of paleontology, looks at the age of dinosaurs, explains the theory of evolution, and suggests where human beings fit into nature's scheme
Categories: History

Reptiles of North Carolina

Reptiles of North Carolina

Based on more than twenty years of research in the field and in museum collections, this book is the definitive work on the 71 reptile species found in the state.

Author: William M. Palmer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807821586

Category: Nature

Page: 412

View: 909

Valentine and Bolgiano show readers some of the remaining pristine wild places in the Southern Appalachians, emphasizing that understanding these mountains and their extraordinary biodiversity is vital to maintaining the healthy environment that sustains all life. This visually entrancing and verbally engaging book celebrates the vibrant life of Southern Appalachian forests. 10 x 14, features 136 color illustrations.
Categories: Nature