Amphibians of North Africa Book

Amphibians of North Africa


  • Author : Daniel Escoriza, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0128154764

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Amphibians of North Africa is a comprehensive compilation of available data on the amphibians and reptiles found in various ecosystems across North West Africa and parts of the Mediterranean region. It is essential to identifying and understanding the ecological role of regional herpetofauna and its conservational importance. It examines the biological origins and diversity of amphibians in North Africa, along with their diverse ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands and subtropical forests. The book features detailed descriptions of the adult and larvae stages of species, such as the North African fire salamander, the common painted frog, Brongersma's toad and the Mediterranean tree frog. This book is a vital resource for herpetology and ecology students and researchers, helping them identify, understand and conserve these amphibians and reptiles in their various habitats across the North African and Mediterranean regions. Presents the only book on research and species recognition of North West African and Mediterranean amphibians and reptiles in all life phases Provides novel, iconographic material about little-known species Features helpful visuals, including ink-drawings, photographs of adult and larvae stages, habitat photographs and distributional maps

Amphibians of Europe  North Africa and the Middle East Book

Amphibians of Europe North Africa and the Middle East


  • Author : Christophe Dufresnes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472941398

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Packed with outstanding photographs, this practical, compact yet comprehensive reference is the definitive guide to all 139 amphibian species found in the Western Palearctic and adjacent regions. From familiar frogs and toads to striking salamanders and newts, the detailed text describes each species' appearance, habitat and behaviour, and includes useful information on their classifications, ecology and life cycles. Grouped by families for ease of use, every account includes an accurate distribution map and colour photographs annotated with crucial details to help swiftly identify species in the field. Written by field biologist Christophe Dufresnes, this is the ultimate photographic guide for amateurs and expert herpetologists alike.

Amphibians of North Africa Book

Amphibians of North Africa


  • Author : Daniel Escoriza
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128158357

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Amphibians of North Africa Excerpt :

Amphibians of North Africa is a comprehensive compilation of available data on the amphibians and reptiles found in various ecosystems across North West Africa and parts of the Mediterranean region. It is essential to identifying and understanding the ecological role of regional herpetofauna and its conservational importance. It examines the biological origins and diversity of amphibians in North Africa, along with their diverse ecosystems, including deserts, grasslands and subtropical forests. The book features detailed descriptions of the adult and larvae stages of species, such as the North African fire salamander, the common painted frog, Brongersma's toad and the Mediterranean tree frog. This book is a vital resource for herpetology and ecology students and researchers, helping them identify, understand and conserve these amphibians and reptiles in their various habitats across the North African and Mediterranean regions. Presents the only book on research and species recognition of North West African and Mediterranean amphibians and reptiles in all life phases Provides novel, iconographic material about little-known species Features helpful visuals, including ink-drawings, photographs of adult and larvae stages, habitat photographs and distributional maps

Patterns of Distribution of Amphibians Book
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Patterns of Distribution of Amphibians


  • Author : William E. Duellman
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-07-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 0801861152

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Sweet, University of California, Santa Barbara; Michael J. Tyler, University of Adelaide, Australia; Zhao Er-Mi, Chengdu Institute of Biology, Peoples Republic of China

Field Guide to the Frogs   Other Amphibians of Africa Book

Field Guide to the Frogs Other Amphibians of Africa


  • Author : Alan Channing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1775845125

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Field Guide to the Frogs Other Amphibians of Africa Excerpt :

815 species of amphibian have been described on the African continent - 788 frogs, 23 caecilians and four salamanders. Field Guide to the Frogs & other Amphibians of Africa is the first guide ever to cover all these species. It features a brief introduction with tips for handling and identifying amphibians and a useful illustrated guide to each family group serves as a first step towards species ID. Species accounts describe physical features, distribution, habitat, biology, advertisement calls and conservation status, and are supported by colour photographs and up-to-date distribution maps. This guide will prove invaluable to nature lovers, tour guides, students and scientists.

Snakes of Europe  North Africa and the Middle East Book

Snakes of Europe North Africa and the Middle East


  • Author : Philippe Geniez
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691172392

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This is a fully up-to-date and comprehensive photographic field guide to the snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Lavishly illustrated with 387 color photographs, it includes coverage of all 122 snake species found in these regions. The guide's detailed introduction discusses snake anatomy, biology, habitats and taxonomy. It also explores the health of snakes in captivity and conservation measures, and provides a succinct explanation of the chemical composition, physical effects and cultural uses of snake venom. Species accounts are arranged taxonomically and provide identification features, a description of the species' habitat and behavior and information about whether a snake is venomous. Abundant distribution maps describe each species' geographic variation and usual habitats. Clear photos aid identification and are supplemented with illustrations highlighting key anatomical features. A table of all species, country by country, is included at the back of the book. The first dedicated field guide on snakes to appear in many years, Snakes of Europe, North Africaand the Middle East will be indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about these unique reptiles. Highlights all 122 snake species found in the region Features 387 excellent photos supplemented with diagrams Reflects most recent classification and scientific research Provides each species' identification details, habitat, behavior and much more Includes distribution maps for all species

Salamanders of the Old World Book

Salamanders of the Old World


  • Author : Max Sparreboom
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004285620

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A new in-depth reference work covering all the salamander species of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. A marvelous addition for the herp community that comes recommended for researchers, managers, conservationists, students, and salamander enthusiasts.

Gulls of Europe  North Africa  and the Middle East Book

Gulls of Europe North Africa and the Middle East


  • Author : Peter Adriaens
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691222837

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"There is no summary for this book at this time"--

A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt Book

A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt


  • Author : Sherif Baha el Din
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9789774249792

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Reptiles and amphibians are among Egypt's most successful wildlife, found in almost every habitat in the country, from homes to fields and the desert itself. For the first time, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date information on all of Egypt's principal species, with detailed material on their taxonomy, identification, natural history, and ecology. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork, this guide is a valuable tool for experts and amateurs alike in the identification, study, and conservation of these fascinating animals. With an easy-to-use key, high-quality maps, and over 100 color illustrations, this field guide covers 110 species--including tortoises and turtles, lizards, snakes, and crocodiles--found in Egypt. Each entry contains concise information about the species, including English, Latin, and Arabic names; world and Egypt distribution; distinguishing features; habitat and ecology; behavior; and conservation status. Included too are line drawings to illustrate key identification features and differences between species. With a comprehensive bibliography for further research, the guide supplies the accuracy and scientific rigor that scientists look for, while providing an accessible approach for generalists and amateurs. For biologists, nature lovers, and anyone interested in Egypt's rich natural heritage, A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Egypt is an ideal reference tool.

Photographic Guide to Snakes  Other Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa Book

Photographic Guide to Snakes Other Reptiles and Amphibians of East Africa


  • Author : Bill Branch
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775842576

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Comprehensively revised, expanded and updated, this compact guide makes the ideal travelling companion on trips to the wildlife areas and nature reserves of East Africa. It features authoritative text describing key identification features; full-colour photographs illustrating a range of commonly encountered, rare and beautiful specie distribution maps showing the range of each species; thumbnail outlines of each family group, enabling quick identification.

Field Guide to the Frogs   Other Amphibians of Africa Book

Field Guide to the Frogs Other Amphibians of Africa


  • Author : Alan Channing
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775846994

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Field Guide to the Frogs Other Amphibians of Africa Excerpt :

815 species of amphibian have been described on the African continent – 788 frogs, 23 caecilians and four salamanders. Field Guide to the Frogs & other Amphibians of Africa is the first guide ever to cover all these species. The book features a brief introduction with tips for handling and identifying amphibians. A useful illustrated guide to each family group serves as a first step towards species ID. Species accounts describe physical features, distribution, habitat, biology, advertisement calls and conservation status, and are supported by colour photographs and up-to-date distribution maps. Field Guide to the Frogs & Other Amphibians of Africa will prove invaluable to nature lovers, tour guides, students and scientists. Sales points: A first of its kind; facilitates identification of hundreds of species; photographic guide to amphibian groups; informative species accounts; glossary (partially illustrated) explaining all technical terms

Human Dispersal and Species Movement Book

Human Dispersal and Species Movement


  • Author : Nicole Boivin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107164147

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A unique, interdisciplinary and up-to-date treatment exploring human migration and its role in creating novel ecosystems over the long term.

Threatened Amphibians of the World Book

Threatened Amphibians of the World


  • Author : S. N. Stuart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Amphibians
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215142741

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"Amphibians are facing an extinction crisis, but getting to the facts has been difficult. "Threatened Amphibians of the World" is a visual journey through the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 6,000 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. All 1,900 species known to be threatened with extinction are covered, including a description of threats to each species and an evaluation of conservation measures in place or needed. Each entry includes a photograph or illustration of the species where available, a distribution map, and detailed information on range, population and habitat and ecology. Introductory chapters present a detailed analysis of the results, complemented by a series of short essays written by many of the world's leading herpetologists. Appendices include annoted lists of lower risk species and a country-by-country listing of threatened amphibians."--pub. desc.