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The field herping guide : finding amphibians and reptiles in the wild

Author: Mike Pingleton; Joshua Holbrook
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Herping is the observation of amphibians and reptiles for recreation or for the production of citizen science, the cold-blooded equivalent of birding. The Field Herping Guide: Finding Amphibians and Reptiles in the Wild is the first book to explore the fun and fascinating world of observing herpetofauna across North America."--Provided by the publisher.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Pingleton; Joshua Holbrook
ISBN: 9780820354583 0820354589
OCLC Number: 1052845595
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started --
Understanding herp behavior --
Finding herps --
Catching and handling herps --
Safety in the field --
Ethics and etiquette, rights and responsibilities --
Classification, taxonomy, and species identification --
Citizen science and data collection --
Herp photography --
Appendix 1. Herp diseases to know --
Appendix 2. Parks and other public lands : ownership (and what you can do there) --
Appendix 3. Kinds of aquatic traps --
Appendix 4. Places of pilgrimage : world hot spots for herping --
Appendix 5. Herp education --
Appendix 6. A perspective on the history of field herping --
Appendix 7. You might be a herper if.
Responsibility: Mike Pingleton & Joshua Holbrook.

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A practical how-to guide written for discovering and enjoying reptiles and amphibians in their natural settings. This book will enhance the enjoyment of herp enthusiasts and bolster conservation  Read more...

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