By George R. Zug
Herpetology has constantly been some of the most intriguing disciplines of zoology. in the past few years the sphere has persevered to develop, but it's been stricken by shortage of finished, updated textbooks containing an important advancements. This well timed ebook fills that void. via skillful synthesis, the writer summarizes the variety within the biology of dwelling amphibians and reptiles and describes the breadth of present herpetological learn. issues coated comprise the evolution, category, improvement, copy, inhabitants, and environmental matters surrounding the examine of amphibians and reptiles. Designed as a complicated undergraduate textbook, Herpetology is a useful source for college kids, practitioners, and amateurs alike.
* presents an incisive survey and masses wanted replace of the field
* Emphasizes the organic variety between amphibians and reptiles
* info the latest study findings, bringing up key references
* includes greater than 2 hundred new illustrations and photographs
* features a precis of the historical past of herpetology
* beneficial properties an intensive bibliography
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