By Jeffrey C. Beane, Alvin L. Braswell, Joseph C. Mitchell, William M. Palmer
Revised and up-to-date to mirror the most up-tp-date technological know-how, and together with 30 new species, this authoritative and finished quantity is the definitive advisor to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. the hot version beneficial properties 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with up-to-date colour photos, descriptions, and distribution maps for every species. it truly is an crucial consultant for zoologists, beginner naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everybody drawn to the outdoors.
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Additional details concerning most of the habitats discussed above may be found in the following references: Barry, John M. 1980. Natural Vegetation of South Carolina. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. , Douglas M. , and Alfred W. Stuart, eds. 1975. North Carolina Atlas: Portrait of a Changing Southern State. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. html> (accessed 17 November 2008). Fenneman, Nevin M. 1938. Physiography of the Eastern United States. McGraw-Hill, New York. Nelson, John B.
The first volume was devoted principally to birds, with descriptions and full-page paintings with natural backgrounds where the flora is shown. The second volume includes a fair representation of the herpetofauna similarly treated, as well as mammals and some marine fishes and invertebrates. Catesby, at age twenty-seven, was interested but not greatly experienced in natural history. He went to Virginia in 1712 to stay for a time with his sister and her husband, Dr. William Cocke, who had migrated a few years earlier to become a prosperous pioneer of Virginia medicine and an early figure in the social and political life of Williamsburg.
The North Carolina chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (formed in 2004) is one of the most active chapters of that partnership in the country. For further information on herpetological history, see (1) Dr. Alexander Garden of Charles Town, by David Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley (University of North Carolina Press, 1969); (2) Mark Catesby, the Colonial Audubon, by George Frederick Frick and Raymond Phineas Stearns (University of Illinois Press, 1961); (3) North American Herpetology, by John Edwards Holbrook (provided with a biographical sketch 36 BRIEF HISTORY OF HERPETOLOGY and technical updating, the second edition was reprinted by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles in 1976); (4) The Reptiles of Virginia, by Joseph C.