Herpetology by F. Harvey PoughHerpetology by F. Harvey Pough


byF. Harvey Pough, Robin M. Andrews, Martha L. Crump

Hardcover | July 29, 2015

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Herpetology explains why amphibians and reptiles, which are distantly related evolutionary lineages, are nonetheless grouped in the discipline known as herpetology. This text presents a functional understanding of amphibians and reptiles - what they do and how they do it, and how thoseattributes are related to their ecology and evolutionary history.
F. Harvey Pough is Professor Emeritus in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of California at Los Angeles, with Kenneth S. Norris and Malcolm S. Gordon. In addition to Herpetology, he has headed up the author team on nine editions of V...
Title:HerpetologyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:11.3 × 8.7 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:11.3 × 8.7 × 1.1 inPublished:July 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605352330

ISBN - 13:9781605352336


Editorial Reviews

"This book includes a nearly complete overhaul of the systematics sections (including new distribution maps) to reflect numerous recent revisions. Where taxonomic incongruence or controversy exists, recent alternative hypotheses are reported, emphasizing the complexities of phylogeneticinference and persistent knowledge gaps rather than misleading the uninitiated reader with single, arbitrarily resolved trees. Those familiar with previous editions will be immediately taken by the artistry of the images, both the extensive use of color photographs and the masterfully redrawnillustrations and data figures, which capture many fascinating aspects of the lives of our favorite animals. Instructors, and especially the current generation of herpetology students, will welcome the online supplemental materials, which include links to websites with herpetological information,videos, and news stories relevant to each chapter."--Robert E. Espinoza, California State University, Northridge