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The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles

An Introduction

Authors: Cloudsley-Thompson, John L.

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  • A description of the evolution and diversity of amphibians and reptiles and their adaptation to different environments Contains a wealth of drawings by the author

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An introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, bridging the gulf between the plethora of 'popular' books and the more advanced texts directed towards the needs of specialist research workers, thus making it accessible to advanced students worldwide. Basic principles are explained in non-technical terms, and the adaptive responses to natural selection which have engendered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and are found in the world today are covered. The book also includes the extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. In the concluding chapter, relationships with mankind and the preservation of diversity are discussed.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60005-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60005-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64218-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 254
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