Snakes of the Eastern United States

Snakes of the Eastern United States Author Whit Gibbons
ISBN-10 9780820349701
Release 2017-04-15
Pages 392
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More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history. Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere. Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Features: More than 385 stunning color photographsColorful geographic range mapsSpecies accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation statusExtra information on snakes in urban and suburban areasStrong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native speciesCoverage of invasive snakes



Poisonous Snakes of the Eastern United States

Poisonous Snakes of the Eastern United States Author Harry Towles Davis
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924003019860
Release 1944*
Pages 16
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Poisonous Snakes of the Eastern United States has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Poisonous Snakes of the Eastern United States also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Poisonous Snakes of the Eastern United States book for free.



Snakes of Eastern North America

Snakes of Eastern North America Author Carl H. Ernst
ISBN-10 UOM:49015000888314
Release 1989
Pages 282
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The first treatise to be published in thirty years on the 58 snakes found in eastern North America, Snakes of Eastern North America provides a current summary of the taxonomy, ecology, and behavior of each species. Selected by CHOICE as Outstanding Academic book of 1989. Table of Contents: Preface; Introduction; Identification of Snakes; Typhlopidae: Blind Snakes; Colubridae: Colubrid Snakes; Glossary of Scientific Names; Bibliography; Index



Snakes of the Southeast

Snakes of the Southeast Author J. Whitfield Gibbons
ISBN-10 0820326526
Release 2005
Pages 253
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Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.



America s Snake

America s Snake Author Ted Levin
ISBN-10 9780226040783
Release 2016-05-12
Pages 528
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There’s no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It’s a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler. Though they’re found in thirty-one states, and near many major cities, in contemporary America timber rattlesnakes are creatures mostly of imagination and innate fear. Ted Levin aims to change that with America’s Snake, a portrait of the timber rattlesnake, its place in America’s pantheon of creatures and in our own frontier history—and of the heroic efforts to protect it against habitat loss, climate change, and the human tendency to kill what we fear. Taking us from labs where the secrets of the snake’s evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose locations are fiercely protected by biologists and dedicated amateur herpetologists alike, Levin paints a picture of a fascinating creature: peaceable, social, long-lived, and, despite our phobias, not inclined to bite. The timber rattler emerges here as emblematic of America and also, unfortunately, of the complicated, painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving the natural world. A wonderful mix of natural history, travel writing, and exemplary journalism, America’s Snake is loaded with remarkable characters—none more so than the snake at its heart: frightening, perhaps; endangered, certainly; and unquestionably unforgettable.



Venomous Reptiles of the United States Canada and Northern Mexico

Venomous Reptiles of the United States  Canada  and Northern Mexico Author Carl H. Ernst
ISBN-10 9780801898754
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 392
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The first volume contains species accounts of the venomous lizards and elapid and viperid snakes found north of Mexico's twenty-fifth parallel. Volume two covers the twenty-one species of rattlesnakes found in the United States, Canada, and northern Mexico.



A Field Guide to Reptiles Amphibians

A Field Guide to Reptiles   Amphibians Author Roger Conant
ISBN-10 0395904528
Release 1998
Pages 616
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This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.



The Snake and the Salamander

The Snake and the Salamander Author Alvin R. Breisch
ISBN-10 9781421421575
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 232
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In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations. Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lessons on genetics, evolution, habitats, life histories, and more. Discover how careful attention to frog calls coupled with DNA analysis led to the discovery of a new species of frog in New York City, why evolutionary adaptations made the Eastern Ratsnake a superb climber, and the surprising fact that Spiny Softshell turtles actually sprint on land to retreat from predators. Breisch also tells the odd tale of the Green Frog and the Smooth Greensnake, two "green species" that do not actually have any green pigment in their skin. Every species has a story to tell—one that will keep the reader wanting to learn more. The breadth of herpetofauna in the area will surprise many readers: more than 8% of the world’s salamanders and 11% of all turtle species live in the region. Beyond numbers, however, lie aesthetics. The surprising colors and fascinating lifestyles of the reptile and amphibian species in this book will mesmerize readers young and old.



Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Eastern and Central North America North of Mexico

Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Eastern and Central North America  North of Mexico Author Richard D. Bartlett
ISBN-10 081302935X
Release 2005
Pages 342
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Comprehensive, informative, and fully-illustrated, these guides bring out theherpetofauna lover in readers.



Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Western North America north of Mexico and Hawaii

Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Western North America  north of Mexico  and Hawaii Author Richard D. Bartlett
ISBN-10 0813033012
Release 2009
Pages 277
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Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Western North America north of Mexico and Hawaii has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Western North America north of Mexico and Hawaii also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Guide and Reference to the Snakes of Western North America north of Mexico and Hawaii book for free.



SNAKES US CANADA

SNAKES US   CANADA Author Ernst Ch
ISBN-10 1588340198
Release 2003-04-17
Pages 668
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Presents detailed information and color photos for all snake species found in the U.S. and Canada.



Frogs and Toads of the Southeast

Frogs and Toads of the Southeast Author Michael E. Dorcas
ISBN-10 0820329223
Release 2008
Pages 238
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A comprehensive, authoritative, and fun-to-read identification guide enumerates the distinguishing characteristics of frogs and toads found throughout the southeastern United States and discusses their morphology, the main groups to be found in the Southeast, their habitats and distribution, life cycles, behavior, and conservation.



Rattlesnakes of the United States and Canada

Rattlesnakes of the United States and Canada Author Manny Rubio
ISBN-10 9781938850073
Release 2014-01-24
Pages 308
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This book is a full color illustrated guide to the Rattlesnakes of the USA and Canada. Natural history, range maps and hundreds of beautiful color photos fill this most up to date book published of rattlesnakes currently.



U S Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

U S  Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics Author Scott Shupe
ISBN-10 9781628733143
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 160
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This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for almost every snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying to identify a western coral snake or its mimic, the sonoran shovel nosed snake, Scott Shupe’s guide is the extensive handbook for which all snake aficionados have been waiting. With full-color maps and a thorough glossary of terms, you’ll be able to identify Arizona black rattlesnakes, eastern cottonmouths, and more in no time! Unlike other snake books, Shupe’s guide covers the snake population of the entire United States. His expertise and knowledge of snakes is apparent in the thoughtful descriptions and handy hints on how to tell poisonous snakes from their harmless imitators. He also includes an informative natural history of the reptiles and the scientific terms by which they are referred. As a gift for a young naturalist, a reference book for your library, or a handy tool in a sticky situation, this guide is practical, useful, and fun!



Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States

Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States Author Ellen S. Verry
ISBN-10 1566705010
Release 1999-12-06
Pages 432
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The timing could not be better for addressing riparian area management and the resulting impacts of surface water. The Forest Service leadership team has identified water and watershed management as the issue of the upcoming decade. These factors and more have moved riparian forests to the forefront of environmental management. Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States gives you the tools you need to take on this task. Each day, thousands of natural resource professionals face the problems involved in managing riparian forests. The challenge: fragmented ownership, fragmented ecosystems, and diverse interest groups. The solution requires a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on a complex mix of government agencies, private interests, and local communities as exemplified in the following initiatives: Chesapeake Bay Program "Save the Bay" Inland West Water Strategy New York City Watershed Project The Pacific Habitat Strategy The Anadromous Fish Habitat Riparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States summarizes the state-of-the-art in the management of forested riparian areas. It serves as a desktop reference for natural resource administrators, educators, and on-the-ground managers from industry, consulting firms, and municipal, state, and federal agencies who routinely face the complex problems of protecting riparian areas. Features



Ecoviews

Ecoviews Author Whit Gibbons
ISBN-10 9780817309190
Release 1998
Pages 200
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Discusses natural history, ecology as a field of study, environmental issues that face our society, and human relationships with the natural world



Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes

Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes Author Edmund J. Zimmerer
ISBN-10 9780813168418
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 154
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Known for its natural beauty, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Consisting of 170,000 acres of forested and protected public land between Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (Cumberland River), this scenic sanctuary is visited by more than 1.4 million nature lovers annually and encompasses many diverse habitats, each supporting a particular community of plants and animals. Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is your guide to some of the often-overlooked residents of this unique ecosystem. The authors offer detailed descriptions and stunning color photographs of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes found in the region. Each entry includes the species' scientific and common names as well as information on its distribution, habitat, and natural history. An extensive glossary assists readers in identifying the animals. This handy reference illustrates the collective ecological effect that these underappreciated species have on the habitats in which they thrive. Whether you are a professional or backyard naturalist, Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is an indispensable resource for understanding these fascinating creatures.