Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Author:   L.Lee Grismer ,  Harry W. Greene ,  Harry W. Greene
Publisher:   University of California Press
Volume:   4
ISBN:  

9780520224179


Pages:   413
Publication Date:   16 September 2002
Format:   Hardback
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The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only an authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also a photographer. He has produced this comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands. With its colour images, accounts of many little-known species and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is a detailed guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than 100 of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there. Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards and snakes are reported here and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full colour. The b

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Author:   L.Lee Grismer ,  Harry W. Greene ,  Harry W. Greene
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Volume:   4
Dimensions:   Width: 21.60cm , Height: 3.70cm , Length: 27.90cm
Weight:   1.996kg
ISBN:  

9780520224179


ISBN 10:   0520224175
Pages:   413
Publication Date:   16 September 2002
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

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Grismer brings together an impressive amount of original field and laboratory research, supplemented with a thorough review of existing literature, to present a first-rate accounting of the Baja California herpetofauna. This book sets the stage for further research of the reptiles and amphibians of this remarkable region. -Robert Hansen, Editor, Herpetological Review; Grismer is without question the foremost authority on the herpetofauna of the Baja Peninsula; no one else could have produced such a detailed, comprehensive treatment of the amphibians and reptiles of the area. The book stands as a monument to Lee's many years of dedicated work on the Baja herpetofauna and will be the standard reference on the subject for many years to come. -Julian C. Lee, author of The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatan Peninsula


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L. Lee Grismer is Professor of Biology at La Sierra University.

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