Description : This full-color 2 Volume set complement to "Grzimek's Animal Encyclopedia, 2nd edition," explores extinction and extinct life in detail. Written specifically for students and general researchers, the set features approximately 80 articles outling major extinctions and related scientifc areas, as well as providing a species-by-species account of extinction. Entries are written by experts in the field and are peer-reviewed by an editoriral board of academics specializing in zoology, paleontology and environmental science. Additional features include bibliographies of further reading sources, a glossary, contact information for scientific organizations and a comprehensive index.
Description : An introduction to frogs and toads of the world including descriptions of their physical characteristics, behaviors, life cycle, role in legend and lore, and dangers from humans.
Description : A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.
Description : The "Amphibians of Suriname" is the first overview of our present knowledge of this interesting group for Suriname. For all 104 species a short description, photograph, distribution map and data on natural history and taxonomy are given.
Description : This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
Description : Despite their abundance in many parts of North America, salamanders have generally been neglected by all but a few specialists. In this book--first published in 1943--Sherman C. Bishop discusses in a lively but authoritative manner the 126 species and subspecies of salamanders that are known to exist in the United States, Canada, and Baja California.Group by group, Bishop describes salamanders in accounts that give the common and technical names, type of locality, range, habitat, size, anatomical characteristics, color, breeding habits, and relationships--all in a uniform arrangement that makes the handbook especially convenient for studying both living animals and laboratory specimens. His brief introduction surveys the relationships and general habits of salamanders and gives information on collecting and preserving them. In his foreword to the 1994 reprint edition, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., a specialist on salamanders, updates the taxonomy of the group.