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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rebecca L Schneider; Marianne E Krasny; Stephen J Morreale
|Description:||xvi, 146 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
|Contents:||Getting started: care and handling of live herps, safety concerns, permits and regulations, basic facts about herps --
Biology: morphology, its packaging plus (skin), defense systems, multiplying herps (reproduction & development), breeding behavior, life span & life history, herps through the ages (evolution & extinction) --
Herps (a role in the bigger ecosystem): monitoring species diversity & abundance, herps and their homes, food webs, upland-aquatic linkages --
Conservation and management: habitat fragmentation, wetland loss & restoration, invisible threats, species conservation (recycling unwanted herp pets), crisis intervention (Seaturtle Head Start and Rescue Programs) --
Herp malformations and declines: mystery of the malformed frogs, amphibian population declines, becoming citizen-scientists, solving the mystery of amphibian malformations, beyond research (scientific disagreements, ethics, & policy).
|Responsibility:||Rebecca L. Schneider, Marianne E. Krasny, Stephen J. Morreale ; illustrations by Tami Tolpa.|