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Inhaltsangabe: Amphibians and reptiles are the most numerous, diverse, and frequently encountered animals on the Caribbean islands. This book provides a variety of perspectives on this amazing group of organisms. Caribbean Amphibians and Reptiles, compiled by an international team of zoologists, takes a fresh and detailed look at the complex biological puzzle of the Caribbean. The first true overview of the islands, it includes a historical examination of the people who have studied the Caribbean amphibians and reptiles. The book reviews the ecology, evolutionary history, and biogeographic explanations for the origins and diversity of the region's fauna with island-by-island coverage. It puts the Caribbean in perspective by comparing the islands to Central America and its amphibian reptile diversity. Additionally, the book includes figures, tables, and color plates which bring to life some of the region's most spectacular creatures.
* Presents the first complete review of amphibians and reptiles in the Caribbean
* Includes color plates and island maps
* Contributors are recognized authorities in the field
Klappentext: The most numerous, diverse, and frequently encountered animals on Caribbean islands are amphibians and reptiles. Caribbean Amphibians and Reptilestakes a detailed look at this amazing assemblage of organisms. With its island-by-island coverage of the herpetofauna, this volume is the first overview of the fascinating region and also includes an historical examination of the people who have studied Caribbean amphibians and reptiles. In addition, the ecology, evolutionary history, and biogeographica exlanations of the origins and diversity of the fauna are reviewed. Finally, these Caribbean animals are compared to the amphibian and reptile diversity of Central America. Throughout the volume are figures, tables, and a section of color plates that bring to life some of the region's spectacular creatures.
Buchbeschreibung London: Zoological Society, 1875, 1875. Leather Bound. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001012533
Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo , i-xxx , 495 pp , 8 colour plates illustrating a number of figures , black and white illustrations , laminated boards ( no dust wrapper was issued ). Lightest of bump at head of spine else a fine unused copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 508764
Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-005-55-6010106
Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110121979555
Buchbeschreibung Academic Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0121979555