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Les Amphibiens du Nord de Madagascar
ISBN: PB: 9782953892376, University of Chicago Press, Association Vahatra in Antananarivo, March 2019
355 pp., 20.9x14.6 cm, 327 colour plates
The island of Madagascar hosts a large number of frogs with at least 315 described species, and many others still to be named. Northern Madagascar is rich in species, due to the heterogeneity of landscapes, including a large number of habitat types a...
America's Snake The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
ISBN: HB: 9780226040646, University of Chicago Press, May 2016
520 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
There's no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It's a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have...
Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles
ISBN: HB: 9780226116006, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 155 colour plates, 1 table
Frogs are worshipped for bringing nourishing rains, but blamed for devastating floods. Turtles are admired for their wisdom and longevity, but ridiculed for their sluggish and cowardly behavior. Snakes are respected for their ability to heal and rest...
Zookeeping An Introduction to the Science and Technology
ISBN: HB: 9780226925318, University of Chicago Press, September 2013
688 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 85 halftones, 55 line drawings, 48 tables
As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and c...