9781421421575-1421421577-The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia

The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia

ISBN-13: 9781421421575
ISBN-10: 1421421577
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Breisch, Alvin R.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781421421575
ISBN-10: 1421421577
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Breisch, Alvin R.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Breisch, Alvin R. wrote The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia comprising 232 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1421421577 and 9781421421575. Since then The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A beautifully illustrated tour of the region’s snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders.

Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award of the NOBA Foundation (Nature and Environment Category)

In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations.

Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lessons on genetics, evolution, habitats, life histories, and more. Discover how careful attention to frog calls coupled with DNA analysis led to the discovery of a new species of frog in New York City, why evolutionary adaptations made the Eastern Ratsnake a superb climber, and the surprising fact that Spiny Softshell turtles actually sprint on land to retreat from predators. Breisch also tells the odd tale of the Green Frog and the Smooth Greensnake, two "green species" that do not actually have any green pigment in their skin. Every species has a story to tell―one that will keep the reader wanting to learn more.

The breadth of herpetofauna in the area will surprise many readers: more than 8% of the world’s salamanders and 11% of all turtle species live in the region. Beyond numbers, however, lie aesthetics. The surprising colors and fascinating lifestyles of the reptile and amphibian species in this book will mesmerize readers young and old.

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