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Hands-on herpetology : exploring ecology and conservation

Author: Rebecca L Schneider; Marianne E Krasny; Stephen J Morreale
Publisher: Arlington, Va. : NSTA Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Herps" are perfect for teaching students about biology, ecology, and conservation, including problems affecting both amphibians and reptiles. This resource combines science content with science research. The five sections cover the animals' biology and handling (including safety tips), provide background information for teachers, offer indoor/outdoor activities, and broach critical conservation issues.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca L Schneider; Marianne E Krasny; Stephen J Morreale
ISBN: 0873551974 9780873551977
OCLC Number: 48255331
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).
Other Titles: Herpetology
Responsibility: Rebecca L. Schneider, Marianne E. Krasny, Stephen J. Morreale ; illustrations by Tami Tolpa.

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"Herps" are perfect for teaching students about biology, ecology, and conservation, including problems affecting both amphibians and reptiles. This resource combines science content with science research. The five sections cover the animals' biology and handling (including safety tips), provide background information for teachers, offer indoor/outdoor activities, and broach critical conservation issues.

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