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Holman, J. Alan 1931-2006

Overview
Works: 38 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 6,029 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QE867, 567.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Alan Holman
Ancient life of the Great Lakes Basin : Precambrian to Pleistocene by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil snakes of North America : origin, evolution, distribution, paleoecology by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume includes detailed accounts of the morphology and distribution of the fossil snakes of North America and also remarks on their evolutionary, zoogeographic, and paleoecological patterns. The heart of the book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil snakes of North America and their localities. Extinct fossil taxa are discussed and illustrated, and many are re-described on the basis of new information. The book provides illustrations of diagnostic vertebrae and criteria for the identification of presently living fossil snake taxa as well as descriptions of the modern characteristics and ranges of these species." "Color photographs in the 16-page insert present a catalog of representative living snake species."--Jacket
In quest of Great Lakes Ice Age vertebrates by J. Alan Holman( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Quest of Great Lakes Ice Age Vertebrates details the Ice Age fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in the states and province surrounding the Great Lakes. Holman's work begins with definitions of concepts and terms for the general audience and a general discussion of how the last ice age, the Pleistocene Epoch, affected our physical and biological world. Discussed are the methods and tools employed in the collection of vertebrate fossils, as well as the ethics and protocol used in the maintenance of a useful collection. These discussions are combined with details of each animal's structure, habits, habitats, and ecological importance. The heart of the book is a species-by-species account of the Pleistocene vertebrates of the region, followed by an examination of the compelling problems of the Pleistocene relative to faunal interpretations, including overall ecological makeup of the region's fauna, vertebrate range adjustment that occurred in the region, Pleistocene extinction effects on the animals of the region, the aftermath of the Ice Age, and a look at what the future may hold for the region."--Jacket
Pleistocene amphibians and reptiles in North America by J. Alan Holman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fossil frogs and toads of North America by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heart of this book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil frogs and toads (anurans) of North America, as well as the localities where each taxon occurs. Extinct fossil frogs and toads are fully discussed and illustrated, and in some cases are rediagnosed and redescribed on the basis of additional information and fossil material that has recently come to light. Moreover, the taxonomic status of some forms in the literature has either been questioned or changed. For fossil taxa that are still living, the book gives the modern characteristics, ecological attributes, and modern ranges. Readers will also find criteria for fossil identification, with illustrations of the diagnostic skeletal elements for most modern species."--Jacket
Michigan snakes : a field guide and pocket reference by J. Alan Holman( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleistocene amphibians and reptiles in Britain and Europe by J. Alan Holman( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pleistocene epoch or Ice Age, an extended period of advancing and retreating ice sheets, is characterized by striking climatic oscillations and sea level fluctuations. This age saw the rise and spread of humans and a great extinction of large mammals by the end of the epoch; in fact, the world today is essentially the product of dramatic changes that took place in the Pleistocene. This book, a companion to the author's Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in North America, discusses the Pleistocene amphibians and reptiles in Britain and the European continent eastward through present-day Po
Fossil salamanders of North America by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Call them "mudpuppies," "hellbenders," or "mud eels," salamanders are puzzling animals to most people. They come in forms that look like flattened fish with legs, like eels, like slimy lizards, or like lizards with toad-like skins. Their life history imitates the ancient evolutionary transition from aquatic to terrestrial vertebrates, though several groups remain permanently aquatic. Until now, no one has written about their ancient ancestors."--Jacket
Michigan turtles and lizards : a field guide and pocket reference by James H Harding( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michigan frogs, toads, and salamanders : a field guide and pocket reference by James H Harding( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Michigan roadside naturalist by J. Alan Holman( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amphibians and reptiles of Michigan : a Quaternary and recent faunal adventure by J. Alan Holman( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photographs of major herpetological habitats in Michigan are provided and color photographs of all modern species are included. Black-and-white illustrations depict both modern and ancient speicies. Herpetologists, paleontologists, zoologists, ecologists, and general biologists, as well as anyone who loves salamanders, frogs, turtles, and snakes will appreciate the comprehensive research presented in The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michigan."--Pub. desc
Taphonomy and paleoecology of the Christensen Bog mastodon bone bed, Hancock County, Indiana by Russell W Graham( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery mammals of the ice age: Great Lakes region by J. Alan Holman( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the characteristics and habits of prehistoric mammals inhabiting the Great Lakes region during the Ice Age and some of their present-day descendants
The Pleistocene amphibians and reptiles of Texas by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reptiles of the Egelhoff local fauna (Upper Miocene) of Nebraska by J. Alan Holman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herpetofauna of the Sandahl local fauna (Pleistocene:Illinoian) of Kansas by J. Alan Holman( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of North American Pleistocene snakes by J. Alan Holman( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michigan's fossil vertebrates by J. Alan Holman( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michigan's turtles by J. Alan Holman( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ancient life of the Great Lakes Basin : Precambrian to Pleistocene
Alternative Names
Alan Holman, J. 1931-2006

J. Alan Holman American paleontologist and herpetologist

Languages
English (67)

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Fossil snakes of North America : origin, evolution, distribution, paleoecologyIn quest of Great Lakes Ice Age vertebratesFossil frogs and toads of North AmericaPleistocene amphibians and reptiles in Britain and EuropeFossil salamanders of North AmericaThe Michigan roadside naturalist