Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition

Author: Robert Powell,Roger Conant,Joseph T. Collins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544662490

Category: Nature

Page: 608

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A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.
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A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians

Eastern and Central North America

Author: Roger Conant,Joseph T. Collins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395904527

Category: Nature

Page: 616

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This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.
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Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis Brown,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811711730

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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• Explains wetlands' roles in a healthy ecosystem • Describes the different types of wetlands found in the eastern United States • Field guide to plant and animal species commonly found in such habitats • Chapters for plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds • Descriptions, full-color photos, and range maps given for every species
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The Book of Snakes

A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Author: Mark O'Shea

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645939X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these creatures have held a special place in our cultures. Yet, for as many meanings that we attribute to snakes—from fertility and birth to sin and death—the real-life species represent an even wider array of wonders. The Book of Snakes presents 600 species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than 160 million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great oceans. This volume pairs spectacular photos with easy-to-digest text. It is the first book on these creatures that combines a broad, worldwide sample with full-color, life-size accounts. Entries include close-ups of the snake’s head and a section of the snake at actual size. The detailed images allow readers to examine the intricate scale patterns and rainbow of colors as well as special features like a cobra’s hood or a rattlesnake’s rattle. The text is written for laypeople and includes a glossary of frequently used terms. Herpetologists and herpetoculturists alike will delight in this collection, and even those with a more cautious stance on snakes will find themselves drawn in by the wild diversity of the suborder Serpentes.
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Illinois Wetland Restoration and Creation Guide

Author: Alicia Nugteren Admiraal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Restoration ecology

Page: 188

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Planning for wetland restoration and creation-summary; Planning for wetland restoration and creation; Setting goals; Defining objectives; Establishing performance standards; Site assessment-summary; Introduction; Assessment tasks; Soils; Hydrogeology; Water quality; Vegetation; Wildlife; Designing restored and created wetlands-summary; Designing restored and created wetlands; Introduction; Guidelines; Design for wetland function; Site and topographic surveys; Design elements; Components of a landscape plan; Constructing restored and created wetlands-summary; Introduction; Preparatory tasks; Monitoring tasks during construction; Earth-moving equipment; Additional construction tasks; Establishing vegetation; Post-construction site evaluation; Monitoring restored and created wetlands-summary; Introduction; Developing a monitoring plan; Preconstruction monitoring tasks; Monitoring tasks during construrction; Post-construction monitoring tasks; Water quality; Vegetation; Invertebrate wildlife; Additional monitoring tasks; Post-monitoring site evaluation; Managing wetlands; management objectives; Management methods; Water level manipulation; Mechanical techniques for vegetation control; Biological controls; Mechanical techniques for widlife control; Habitat enchancement; Managing human use of wetlands; management schedules; Potential participants in management programs.
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