Herpetology - An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (Third Edition)
Laurie J. Vitt and Janalee P. Caldwell
This book, covering the scientific study of reptiles (snakes, lizards,
turtles, crocodiles, etc) and amphibians (salamanders, newts, frogs, etc) will
be a valued addition to the library of any naturalist or conservationist. It
contains a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of these ecologically
important animals and their roll in the contemporary environment. The new
edition (updated from 2001), of this leading textbook on the biology of
amphibians and reptiles, provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of
most aspects of the biology, ecology, evolution, physiology and behaviour of
amphibians and reptiles, providing a thoroughly documented survey of the
diversity of this group. The new edition has been thoroughly revised.
Hardback 720 pages ISBN 9780123743466
Of interest to amphibian and reptile biologists, ecologists & conservation biologists.
Amateur herpetologists, reptile and amphibian keepers and hobbyists
Part I. Evolutionary History;
Tetrapod Relationships and Evolutionary Systematics;
Development and Anatomy of Amphibians and Reptiles;
Evolution of Ancient and Modern Amphibians and Reptiles.
Part II. Reproduction and Life Histories;
Modes of Reproduction and Parental Care;
Reproductive Ecology and Life Histories.
Part III. Physiological Ecology;
Water Balance and Gas Exchange;
Performance, and Energetics.
Part IV. Behavioral Ecology;
Spacing, Movements, and Orientation;
Communication and Social Behavior;
Foraging Ecology and Diets; Defense and Escape.
Part V. Population and Community Ecology;
Structure and Dynamics;
Community and Geographical Ecology;
Part VI. Classification and Diversity;
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