Cover image for Discovery Channel reptiles & amphibians : an explore your world handbook.
Title:
Discovery Channel reptiles & amphibians : an explore your world handbook.
Author:
Discovery Channel (Firm)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Discovery Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781563318399
Format :
Book

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Summary

Why are some frogs able to freeze solid and still survive? How can secretions from amphibians offer scientists clues for treating human ailments? What allows reptiles and amphibians to regenerate their limbs?Reptiles & Amphibians, an exciting new Explore Your World™ handbook, incorporates the Discovery Channel's unique authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals to answer these and other questions in a captivating blend of information and entertainment. Reptiles & Amphibiansfeatures: ¸ Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families. ¸ A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes. ¸ Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques. ¸ Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets. ¸ An identification guide to more than 160 of the most fascinating herpetological species from around the world, organized by environment. ¸ More than 300 full-color photos and illustrations.


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