Handbook of Salamanders

9780801482137: Paperback
Release Date: 21st June 1994

56 maps, 144 figures

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 576

Series Comstock Classic Handbooks

Cornell University Press

Handbook of Salamanders

The Salamanders of the United States, of Canada, and of Lower California

Written by
Sherman C. Bishop
,
Foreword by
Edmund D. Brodie

In this book—first published in 1943—Sherman C. Bishop discusses in a lively but authoritative manner the 126 species and subspecies of salamanders that are known to exist in the United States, Canada, and Baja California.

Paperback / £47.00

Despite their abundance in many parts of North America, salamanders have generally been neglected by all but a few specialists. In this book—first published in 1943—Sherman C. Bishop discusses in a lively but authoritative manner the 126 species and subspecies of salamanders that are known to exist in the United States, Canada, and Baja California.

Group by group, Bishop describes salamanders in accounts that give the common and technical names, type of locality, range, habitat, size, anatomical characteristics, color, breeding habits, and relationships—all in a uniform arrangement that makes the handbook especially convenient for studying both living animals and laboratory specimens. His brief introduction surveys the relationships and general habits of salamanders and gives information on collecting and preserving them. In his foreword, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr., a specialist on salamanders, updates the taxonomy of the group.

Sherman C. Bishop was Professor of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of Rochester.

"An excellent, thoroughly documented treatise about these little-known amphibians that makes it possible for the most casual lay reader to learn much concerning them."

Fauna

"An excellent, thoroughly documented treatise about these little-known amphibians [that] makes it possible for the most casual layman to learn much concerning them."

Fauna