Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Ed.
A revised and updated guide to reptiles and amphibians in the Great Lakes region
The revised edition of this well-loved guide is the essential reference for the identification of amphibians and reptiles in the Great Lakes region. Fully updated treatments of over 70 species feature detailed information on the distribution, habitat, behavior, and life history of these fascinating animals. This edition includes all new distribution maps as well as 90 additional color photographs showing close-ups of distinguishing features, common color phases, and different metamorphic stages. A thorough introduction provides a wealth of information on the evolution, natural history, classification, and conservation of these animals and examines changing Great Lakes ecosystems and their impact on herpetological diversity. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region is a must-have resource for teachers, students, naturalists, professional biologists, and anyone else with an interest in this region’s ecology.
“Hours of interesting reading . . . Highly recommended.”
“This is one of the few books that I must (and will) have three copies of—one for home, one for the office, and one in the car, just so I'll never be without it. It is that well written, that reader friendly, and that valuable a resource.”
—Martin J. Rosenberg, Case Western Reserve University, NOAH
Praise / Awards
"Harding and Mifsud have compiled a wealth of herpetofauna information of use as a reference to non-specialists as well as professional herpetologists. I would recommend this book to anyone with a curiosity about or passion for amphibians and reptiles."
--Michigan State University Extension
"The plethora of new images, improved distribution maps, and comprehensive natural history information make this an excellent guide to the herpetofauna of the Great Lakes region."
--Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society
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