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The Snake And The Salamander

Author : Alvin R. Breisch
ISBN : 9781421421575
Genre : Nature
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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.

Behavioral Ecology Of The Eastern Red Backed Salamander

Author : Robert G. Jaeger
ISBN : 9780190605513
Genre : Science
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The small, terrestrial eastern red-backed salamander is abundant on many forest floors of northeastern North America. Dr. Robert Jaeger and many of his graduate students spent over 50 years studying this species in New York and Virginia, using ecological techniques in forests and behavioral experiments in laboratory chambers in an attempt to understand how this species interacts with other species in the forest and the components of its intra- and intersexual social behaviors. The competitive and social behaviors of this species are unusually complex for an amphibian. This species is highly aggressive towards other similar-size species where they cohabit in forests, often leading to very little geographic overlap between the species. The authors examine the fascinating behavioral traits of this species including social monogamy, mutual mate guarding, sexual coercion, inter-species communication, and conflict resolution.

Behaviorial Ecology Of The Eastern Red Backed Salamander

Author : Robert G. Jaeger
ISBN : 9780190605506
Genre : Nature
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The small, terrestrial eastern red-backed salamander is abundant on many forest floors of northeastern North America. Dr. Robert Jaeger and many of his graduate students spent over 50 years studying this species in New York and Virginia, using ecological techniques in forests and behavioral experiments in laboratory chambers in an attempt to understand how this species interacts with other species in the forest and the components of its intra- and intersexual social behaviors. The competitive and social behaviors of this species are unusually complex for an amphibian. This species is highly aggressive towards other similar-size species where they cohabit in forests, often leading to very little geographic overlap between the species. The authors examine the fascinating behavioral traits of this species including social monogamy, mutual mate guarding, sexual coercion, inter-species communication, and conflict resolution.

Authorization For Incidental Take And Implementation Of The Stanford University Habitat Conservation Plan

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ISBN : NWU:35556039334149
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Sally The Salamander S Lost Tail

Author : Carl Emerson
ISBN : 9781617855818
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sally is a slippery, slimy salamander. She brags about how fast she is, and how no one can catch her. One day, though, she almost gets eaten. Sally escapes, but she loses her tail. How embarrassing if her friends find out! Will Sally ever tell a tale again with her tail gone? ææ

The Salamander Spell

Author : E. D. Baker
ISBN : 9781599900186
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thirteen-year-old Grassina vies with her older sister, Chartreuse, to see who will inherit the family's talent for magic and become the Green Witch, while each ponders which prince will be at her side during her "happily ever after."

Fossil Salamanders Of North America

Author : J. Alan Holman
ISBN : 9780253347329
Genre : Nature
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Call them "mudpuppies," "hellbenders," or "mud eels," salamanders are puzzling animals to most people. They come in forms that look like flattened fish with legs, like eels, like slimy lizards, or like lizards with toad-like skins. Their life history imitates the ancient evolutionary transition from aquatic to terrestrial vertebrates, though several groups remain permanently aquatic. Until now, no one has written about their ancient ancestors. Holman details the process of the identification and interpretation of the fossils. He presents a detailed systematic account of the known fossil salamanders of North America, illustrates and discusses the extinct salamanders, re-diagnosing or redescribing some on the basis of additional information and fossil material. He also gives the modern characteristics, ecological attributes, and modern ranges of the fossil taxa that are still living. The book begins with an overview of the Caudata and describes their early evolution. Then follow the systematic and chronological accounts of the salamanders. The book concludes with a discussion of the study of fossil salamanders as it relates to the development of a realistic phylogeny and classification of the group.

Southern Forested Wetlands

Author : Michael G. Messina
ISBN : 1566702283
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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New information on managing forested wetlands is often developed in isolation of other activities occurring in the region. Although many excellent texts exist on the ecology of southern forested wetlands none present both the ecological and management aspects of these important ecosystems. Compiled by members of the Consortium for Research on Southern Forested Wetlands, this book includes contributions from many experts in the field. It is a collaboration of those working to conserve, study, and manage these economically and environmentally influential areas. Southern Forested Wetlands: Ecology and Management is a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as a first-rate reference for scientists and managers.

Copeia

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ISBN : UCAL:B4332978
Genre : Herpetology
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Chemical Signals In Vertebrates 10

Author : R.T. Mason
ISBN : 0387251596
Genre : Nature
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This volume is comprised of the proceedings of Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 10, held July 29th through August 1st, 2003 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The volume includes the state-of-the-art in chemical signaling among vertebrates.

Epa 903 R

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924077868531
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From The Mountains To The Sea

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01962516B
Genre : Environmental monitoring
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Operation Of The National Wildlife Refuge System

Author : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
ISBN : MINN:30000010619009
Genre : Wildlife conservation
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National Wildlife Refuge System Continued Operation

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Amphibian Declines

Author : Michael J. Lannoo
ISBN : 0520235924
Genre : Nature
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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.

Biosystematic Studies Of The Salamanders Of The Genus Hydromantes

Author : Joseph B. Gorman
ISBN : UCAL:C2787515
Genre : Amphibians
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Amphibians And Reptiles Native To Minnesota

Author : Barney Oldfield
ISBN : 0816623848
Genre : Nature
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Offers substantial information designed for use by both amateurs and specialists and useful to residents of other Upper Midwest states and bordering Canadian provinces as well. Introductory chapters present the history of herpetology in Minnesota, the preferred habitats of these species, techniques

Prose Writers Of Germany

Author : Frederic Henry Hedge
ISBN : PSU:000003853733
Genre : English literature
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Land And Resource Management Plan For The Daniel Boone National Forest Appendices To Final Environmental Impact Statement

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Genre : Daniel Boone National Forest (Ky.)
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Prose Writers Of German

Author : Frederic Henry Hedge
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