Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

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qHorned 'toads' have long inspired curious humans, from ancient Indian rock artists and the earliest Spanish explorers to modern scientists. These lizards specialize on ants for food, employ distinctive defensive tactics for different enemies, arch their bodies to collect rainwater, and exhibit numerous other adaptations to arid environments. Wade Sherbrooke's wonderful book, packed with facts and personal insights, will give everyone from lay naturalists to seasoned field biologists a new appreciation for these magically bizarre animals.q--Harry W. Greene, author of qSnakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Natureq qWritten in language understandable by anyone, Sherbrooke's newly revised little book on horned lizards is an exceedingly useful reference that covers most of what is known about these interesting and unusual lizards.q--Eric R. Pianka, author of qThe Lizard Man Speaksq qWade Sherbrooke has provided in this very readable book a concise introduction to the evolution and natural history of the horned lizards, their impact on human art, and their future in an increasingly human-dominated planet. No one has more first-hand knowledge of the life history of horned lizards than Dr. Sherbrooke, so this book represents more than a summary; Sherbrooke provides insight into the life and times of horned lizards as no one else could. Amateur and professional alike will find much to enjoy about this book.q--Darrel Frost, American Museum of Natural History Praise for the first edition: q[This is] the horned lizard bible deluxe.q--qCoevolutionqGeography is a very useful tool when you are trying to identify a species of horned lizard (see the map of distributionl. ... a few specific external characteristics enable us to distinguish among species (see the flow diagram for identificationl.

Title:Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America
Author:Wade C. Sherbrooke
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2003


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