Amphibians And Reptiles by Trevor J. C. BeebeeAmphibians And Reptiles by Trevor J. C. Beebee

Amphibians And Reptiles

byTrevor J. C. Beebee

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Amphibians and reptiles is a comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. Professor Trevor Beebee covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and provides keys for the identification of adult and immature newts and newt eggs, larvae and metamorphs; frog and toad adults and metamorphs, spawn and larvae; adult and hatchling limbed lizards; and adult snakes. Distribution maps are included for all species, and the book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and figures. The goal of this book is to encourage readers to develop their own ecological studies, to this end, the author summarises the current state of knowledge of reptile and amphibian biology, including behaviour, breeding, habitat selection, migration and development, and offers ideas for research projects that could be undertaken to further what is known. A chapter is devoted to the practicalities of professional work with amphibians and reptiles, including licensing requirements. Research techniques, including survey methods such as night searches for newts and bottle trapping, are discussed in detail, and consideration is given to methods of data analysis. Author royalties from this book have been donated to Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.
Trevor Beebee's interest in amphibians was triggered, at age 11, by a chance visit to a pond near his home on the outskirts of Manchester. Two years later he moved to Surrey and encountered reptiles on the surrounding heath; so the scene was set of a lifetime of fascination with all the British species. Trevor subsequently obtained a d...
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Title:Amphibians And ReptilesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Pelagic PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907807454

ISBN - 13:9781907807459

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Basic biology

3 Ecology and Conservation

4 Surveying and monitoring

5 Working with amphibians

6 Working with reptiles

7 How schools can help

8 Identifying species found in Britain

Key I Adult and immature newts

Key II Newt eggs, larvae and metamorphs

Key III Frogs and toads (adults and metamorphs)

Key IV Frog and toad spawn

Key V Frog and toad larvae

Key V Adult and hatchling limbed lizards

Key VI Adult snakes

Distribution maps

9 Working with amphibians and reptiles: some basic essentials

10 Useful addresses and links

References

Index

Editorial Reviews

This Naturalists' Handbook is very easy to read, encouraging those people interested in this aspect of natural history to be able to identify species and make a contribution to citizen science should they want to.