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Published: 26 April 2007

504 Pages | 62 pps of color, 71 hlaftones, 67 maps, 5 tables


ISBN: 9780195304442

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The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State

Identification, Natural History, and Conservation

James P. Gibbs, Alvin R. Breisch, Peter K. Ducey, Glenn Johnson, the late John Behler, and Richard Bothner

  • The only such book produced for New York State, one of the largest and most heavily populated states in the United States and one with a diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles.
  • First comprehensive public presentation of New York Amphibian and Reptile Atlas data. With over 60,000 records compiled over last decade this extraordinary and up-to-date database provides a foundation for the book.
  • Expansive treatment of conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Many intriguing text boxes and excerpts specific to New York State herpetology based on the six authors' decades of collective experience as teachers, researchers and conservationists in the State. Many regional "herp" guides are "boiler plate" productions presenting little information intrinsic to a particular state or region. This volume is a three-year, multi-author effort to assemble information specific to New York State.
  • A collaborative effort among six authorities on these organisms in New York State rather than a sole-authored guide.
  • Quick guides to the habitat associations and regional occurrence of all species.
  • Expanded color insert featuring photographs contributed by over 30 photographers — over 200 images in the entire volume.
  • Special section on the rich and entertaining folklore associated with these animals in New York State.

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