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Fauna Japonica Anura (Amphibia)
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Fauna Japonica Anura (Amphibia)

By Okada, Yaichiro

Pages: (2), xii, 234 p., 24 plates An important reference on Japanese frogs with detailed descriptions of each species.

$135.00

Numunwari
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Numunwari

By Grahame Webb

250 pages; Fiction. Written by one of the leading experts on Crocodilians, this book is about a large saltwater crocodile that becomes the focus of an action-packed clash of cultures within Australia's last frontier. Aboriginal values pitted against political values, in a story that races towards an inevitable but sobering conclusion.

$25.00

Of Scientists and Salamanders
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Of Scientists and Salamanders

By Victor Chandler Twitty

Pages: xii, 178 p. With wit and candor, a distinguished biologist traces the course of a career that has led "from New Haven to Berlin to Stanford, from microsurgery to natural history and back again, and from the study of cell populations in tissue culture to the study of animal populations in the streams and hills of northern California." In the course of his peregrinations Professor Twitty has come into contact with some of the great workers in experimental embryology, has discovered several new species and subspecies of the western newt, Taricha, and has investigated the astonishing homing abilities of these altogether remarkable creatures. Of Scientists and Salamanders is the engrossing—and sometimes surprising answer of one scientist to the question of what it is like to spend a lifetime in scientific research. No less, it is an account of the major role the salamander has played as an experimental animal in several extremely important developments in biology. Throughout, it is full of the excitement, the disappointment, the tedium, and the plain fun of research and discovery. Although no book can answer all the questions about either scientists or salamanders, this little volume will give the reader valuable insights into the ways of both.

$20.00

Landscape with Reptile
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Landscape with Reptile

By Thomas C. Palmer

Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover (A well known herpetologist) Pages: xii, 340 p. Palmer introduces a community of timber rattlesnakes nestled in the Blue Hills, just south of Boston (and within view of the statehouse). From this focal point, Palmer proceeds to examine not only Crotalus horridus but ecology, evolution, folklore, New England history, and American culture.

$12.00

In Search of the Golden Frog
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In Search of the Golden Frog

By Marty Crump

320 pages | 16 color plates, 60 halftones, 19 maps | 6 x 9 | © 2000Marty Crump has searched for salamanders along the Amazon River; she has surveyed amphibians and reptiles in hostile Huaorani Indian territory; she has been stung by a conga ant and had run-ins with an electric eel, a boa constrictor, and a bushmaster viper. In the course of her travels she has dined, not always eagerly, on wild rat, parrot, guinea pig, and chicken foot soup. And for those among us who prefer our experiences to be vicarious and far away from biting insects, venomous snakes, and inhospitable surroundings, she has written In Search of the Golden Frog. The book is a detailed and fascinating chronicle of Crump's adventures as a field biologist—and as a wife and mother—in South and Central America. Following Crump on her research trips through Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, we learn of amazingly diverse landscapes, equally diverse national traditions and customs, and the natural history of her subject of study, the frog. In leading us through rain forests and onto windswept coasts, Crump introduces us to such compelling creatures as female harlequin frogs, who pounce on males and pound their heads against the ground, and also sounds an alarm about the precipitous decline in amphibian populations around the globe. Crump's perspectives as both a scientist and a mother, juggling the demands of family and professional life, make this highly readable account of fieldwork simultaneously close to home and wildly exotic. A combination of nature writing and travel writing, the richly illustrated In Search of the Golden Frog will whet travelers' appetites, affirm the experiences of seasoned field biologists, and offer the armchair naturalist vivid descriptions of amphibians and their habitats.

$22.00

The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas
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The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas

By Trauth, Stanley; Robison, Henry W.; Plummer, Michael V.

Pages xviii, 421 p. The product of fifteen years of work by top herpetologists, this book is a comprehensive examination of the amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas, featuring over 136 species and subspecies. With over five hundred four-color photos, line drawings, and over one hundred maps, this user-friendly book will become the definitive text on the subject.

$53.00

Bushmaster
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Bushmaster

By Eatherley, Dan

Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York's famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies, he inspired a generation of zoologists with his fascination for snakes, insects, and other misunderstood creatures. Bushmaster tells the story of this remarkable man and what became an obsession with the mysterious bushmaster of the South American rainforest. Measuring up to thirteen feet in length, this is the world's largest viper, and its scientific name, Lachesis muta, translates as "silent fate." Despite numerous expeditions to jungles from Honduras to Brazil, Ditmars could never capture a bushmaster for himself. Pages: xxiv, 303 p., 16 plates

$11.00

"A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some other rare and Undescribed animals, Quadrupedes, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, &c. In four Parts." and "Gleanings of Natural History, in three parts"

By Edwards, George

A very good copy of the text to this important book. No plates included except the portrait of the author and one uncolored plate of a Samoan.

$1600.00

Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae
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Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae

By Wiegmann, Arend Fridericus Augustus

Marginal page repair on leaf 53/54 and plate I (very minor, see photos). Foxing on endpapers with a few spots on the titlepage and first two pages. A Very Good copy. Herpetology Mexicana was the earliest significant post-Linnean treatise on the lizards and crocodilians of Mexico. The first 21 pages of the book details Wiegmann's system of classification of the "Sauri,"– Lizards and Crocodiles. This section was initially published earlier in 1834 under the title "Systematis Saurorum Prodromus, e specimens herpetologiae Mexicanae primo seorsim editus." The second part of the book consists of Weigmann's taxonomic treatment of the lizards and crocodiles of Mexico. Included are the descriptions of 32 new species of lizards, some of which had been briefly described earlier in Oken's Isis. Descriptions of seven new genera are also given, including Heloderma. All of the descriptions are based on specimens collected by Ferdinand Deppe and Count von Sack in the 1820s. In 1969 the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles reprinted this work in a smaller format with black and white plates and an introduction by Edward H. Taylor — from which the information above can be found along with additional information about the collection and Wiegmann. This book is one of the most difficult herpetological books to be found today with very few copies coming on the retail market in the last 60 years. In addition to it's scarcity, This large folio (12.5' x 18.75' or 31.75 cm x 47.5 cm) book is especially appealing because of its taxonomic importance and the ten beautifully hand-colored lithograph plates.

$15000.00

A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands
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A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands

By Morch, O. A. L.

Morch paper on pages189-207, with one engraved plate. This is the complete issue and also contains four papers by Edward D., Cope: On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica On the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874 Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru Note on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca

$150.00

"On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica"; "On the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874"; and "Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru" and "Note on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca"
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"On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica"; "On the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874"; and "Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru" and "Note on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca"

By Cope, Edward D.

The Four Cope papers are on pages: 93-154; 155-157; 159-183; 185-188, 6 plates. This is the complete issue and also includes: Morch, O. A. L.: A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands. pages 189-207, 1 plate. Several new species described in this volume.

$150.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Dir Chiropterenausbeute
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Dir Chiropterenausbeute

By Toldt, Karl

The Toldt paper is on pages 43-53. This is part of the complete issue. Other contents areCognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus BrasilienReiser O.: Liste der VogelartenReiser O.: VogelSiebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von BrasilienSiebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von BrasilienSpandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees

$100.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. "Liste der Vogelarten" und "Vogel"

By Reiser, O

Reiser papers on pages 55-105; 107-252, 1 color plate, 2 maps This is part of the complete issue. Other contents are: Cognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien Siebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von Brasilien Siebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von Brasilien Spandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees Toldt K.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien

By Cognetti de Martiis, Luigi

Cognetti de Martiis paper on pages 41-42. This is part of the complete issue. Other contents are: Reiser O.: Liste der Vogelarten Reiser O.: VogelSiebenrock, Friedrich: Schildkröten von BrasilienSiebenrock, Friedrich: Die Brillenkaimane von BrasilienSpandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-SeesToldt K.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00

New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States
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New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States

By Lea, Isaac

Lea paper on pages 5-66, with 21 lithographic plates. This is part of the complete issue and includes: Cope: On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura. pages 67-112.

$90.00

New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., Cheifly of the United States
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New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., Cheifly of the United States

By Lea, Isaac

Lea paper on pages 113-187, with 3 lithographic plates. This is part of the complete issue and includes: Cope: On the families of the Reniform Anura. pages 189-206, 1 plate

$90.00

On the families of the Raniform Anura
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On the families of the Raniform Anura

By Cope, Edward D.

Cope paper on pages 189-206; 1 plate - the plate is from the Cope paper in 6(1). This is the complete issue and includes: Lea, Isaac: New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., Chiefly of the United States. pages 113-187, 3 plates.

$90.00

On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura
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On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura

By Cope, Edward D.

Cope paper on pages 67-112. This is part of the complete issue. Also includes: Lea, Isaac: New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States. Pages 5-65, with 21 lithographic plates.

$90.00

Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Schildkröten von Brasilien. Die Brillenkaimane von Brasilien
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Ergebnisse der zoologischen Expedition der Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Nordostbrasilien 1903. Schildkröten von Brasilien. Die Brillenkaimane von Brasilien

By Siebenrock, Friedrich

Pages 1-39, 3 plates. Complete issue of this journal. Other contents are: Cognetti de Martiis L.: Eine neue Opithodrilus-Art aus Brasilien Reiser O.: Liste der Vogelarten Reiser O.: Vogel Spandl H.: Das Zooplankton des Paranagua-Sees Told k.: Dir Chiropterenausbeute

$100.00

Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nordlichen America beobachtet wurden
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Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nordlichen America beobachtet wurden

By Wied-Neuwied, Alexander Philipp Maximillian zu

viii, 144, 7 hand-colored plates. Facsimile reprint with hand-colored plates. Limited to 100 signed & numbered copies. This is number 14/100. This special facsimile has been painstakingly produced to equal the original in quality and presentation. Each of the seven plates have been individually hand-colored by Lara Carroll. Plate seven was also printed by hand lithography. The entire book is printed on 100% cotton, mould-made paper imported from England.In 1832, Prince Maximilian and his artist, Carl Bodmer embarked on an expedition through North America to compare the Indians and natural history to those of South America which the prince had explored earlier. Their Journey would take them deep into the interior of North America, to Fort McKenzie, near present-day Great Falls, Montana. After returning to Europe in 1834, Prince Maxmilian spent the rest of his life studying his collections. This book is his major contribution to North American herpetology and is illustrated with seven beautifully handcolored plates of turtles and salamanders by Carl Bodmer.

$950.00

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