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Lizards : windows to the evolution of diversity

Author: Eric R Pianka; Laurie J Vitt
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Organisms and environments, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an overview of the diversity of lizards and their major adaptive features. The authors discuss the latest research findings and provide new hypotheses about lizard diversity.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Pianka; Laurie J Vitt
ISBN: 0520234014 9780520234017 9780520248472 0520248473
OCLC Number: 47791058
Awards: Winner of Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) 2004
Description: xiii, 333 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Evolutionary history and phylogeny --
Getting around in a complex world --
Lizards as predators --
Escaping predators --
Social behavior --
Reproduction and life history --
Reflections of the real world --
Iguanians --
From geckos to blind lizards --
From racerunners to night lizards --
Skinks --
From girdled lizards to knob-scaled lizards --
Monsters and dragons of the lizard world --
Historical perspective --
Lizards and humans.
Series Title: Organisms and environments, 5.
Responsibility: Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt ; with a foreword by Harry W. Greene.
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From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, illustrated with color photographs, is a  Read more...

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