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On Display at Clarkston: 2013

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

July 2013

Warm and Fuzzy Featured Web Sites

Cat Fanciers Association
Cat Fanciers Association.
Cat Fanciers Association
http://www.cfa.org/

The CFA does more than promote cat shows and maintain a purebred registry. It advocates for the health and wellbeing of all domestic felines, including those "without papers."
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

House Rabbit Society: Buy a Bunny a Little Time.
House Rabbit Society http://www.rabbit.org

Features articles on the health and husbandry of domestic, pet rabbits, as well as photos of adoptable rabbits (in California) and links to state chapters too.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

PAWS Atlanta
PAWS Atlanta : Pets Love Homes.
PAWS Atlanta http://www.pawsatlanta.org

PAWS Atlanta is a private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization founded in 1966, originally as the DeKalb Humane Society. We provide love, nutrition, medical care and basic training to enrich the lives of homeless animals until permanent, safe homes can be found.
Source: http://www.pawsatlanta.org/
AboutUs.aspx

Cat Calls

A Famous Dog's Life

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Pet Partners
Pet Partners.
Pet Partners http://www.petpartners.org

Pet Partners is a human-services organization dedicated to improving people's health and well-being. We do this through positive interactions with animals.
Source: http://www.petpartners.org/
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Teresa and the Cavy Spirit Team
Cavy Spirit.
Cavy Spirit http://www.cavyspirit.com/

We focus on education and public awareness of the proper respect and care that these and all animals deserve. We are committed to breaking the chain of neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
Source: http://www.cavyspirit.com

Therapy Dogs International
Therapy Dogs International .
Therapy Dogs International http://www.tdi-dog.org/

Therapy Dogs International (TDI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
Source: http://www.tdi-dog.org/
About.aspx

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
"Sheep and Goats."
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
UGA Cooperative Extension
http://extension.uga.edu/
agriculture/animals/
sheep-goats/

Gives a brief outline of sheep and goat breeding resources with links to other sheep and goat related sites, and a few articles on sheep and goats' role in agriculture.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Creepy Crawly Featured Web Sites

The AmphibiaWeb Team.
AmphibiaWeb.
University of California and The California Academy of Sciences http://www.amphibiaweb.org

AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone online to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation.
Source: http://www.amphibiaweb.org/about/index.html

Conrad, Jim.
"Backyard Snakes."
Backyard Nature.
Jim Conrad.
http://www.backyardnature.net/
snakes.htm

Features a helpful message about encountering snakes in the wild and links to pages that explain basic snake identification, physiology and ecology, and links for further reading.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Myers, Phil.
"Insecta Insects."
Animal Diversity Web.
University of Michigan Zoological Museum
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
site/accounts/
information/Insecta.html

A page with an introduction to insect biology with the emphasis on phylogenetics (relationships between insects and other species and among insects themselves) and ecology. There are links to other sites and image sites in the middle of the page and to individual insect species (listed alphabetically by scientific name) but with the common name shown, in the lower right corner.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Stalking the Plumed Serpent

Invertebrates as Pets

Spiders: Learning to Love Them

Myers, Phil.
"Reptilia: Turtles, Snakes, Lizards, and Relatives. "
Animal Diversity Web.
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/
accounts/Reptilia/

A brief but detailed description of reptilian taxonomy and phylogenetics. There are links to other sites and image sites in the middle of the page and to individual reptile species (listed alphabetically by scientific name) but with the common name shown, in the lower right corner.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Snakes of North America.
University of Pittsburgh http://www.pitt.edu/
~mcs2/herp/SoNA.html

Offers a list of species of North American serpents with links to their photographs. The list is arranged by Latin name, but you can find a snake's common name with ctrl-f.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Uetz, Peter.
The Reptile Database .
http://www.reptile-database.org

This database provides a catalogue of all living reptile species and their classification. The database covers all living snakes, lizards, turtles, amphibians, tuataras, and crocodiles. Currently there are about 9,500 species including another 2,800 subspecies (statistics). The Reptile Database also provides an extensive photo gallery.
Source: http://www.reptile-database.org/
db-info/
introduction.html

and Eileen H. Kramer

Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct

Therapy Dogs Today

The Dog Whisperer The Power of the Pack

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Warm and Fuzzy vs. Creepy Crawlies Do you like warm, soft, creatures that live with humans, sometimes perform heroic deeds, and bring comfort? Do you prefer the animals we dread, the ones with scales, exoskeletons, fangs, and sometimes venom? Either way, the JCLRC offers books and the web offers sites where you can learn more about these animals' natural history, husbandry, as well as the stories that they have to tell. Warm and fuzzy or creepy crawly; each bring their own gifts, and it's the readers who win this competition.


Warm and Fuzzy

Dogs

Butler, Kris.
Therapy Dogs Today: Their Gifts and Our Obligation. Norman, OK: Funpuddle Pub. Associates, 2004.
Call Number: RM931.A65 B88 2004

As more and more people adjust to the physical and emotional challenges of today's chaotic world, therapy dogs are proving their worth in diverse settings. No one knows this better than Kris Butler. Her workshops integrate the science of human health and education with the magic of hands-on interactions with appropriate dogs to teach health care providers, educators, volunteers, assessors, and dog trainers across the United States the most effective and ethical ways to include dogs in settings that enhance human healing, learning and self-awareness.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Chipperton, Sue and Rennie Dyball.
A Famous Dog's Life: The Story of Gidget, America's Most Beloved Chihuahua. New York: New American Library, 2011.
Call Number: SF429.C45 C47 2011

She walked the red carpet and traveled by limo and private jet. She befriended the hottest A-list celebrities and amassed millions of fans herself. She was the most famous four-pound starlet in history. And she loved every minute of it. Her name was Gidget. To the world she was the Taco Bell dog.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Coren, Stanley.
Why Does my Dog Act That Way? A Complete Guide to your Dog's Personality. New York: Free Press, 2006.
Call Number: SF433 .C694 2006

Draws on recent scientific discoveries to analyze canine character, in a reference that explains how to assess a dog's specific traits and promote desirable behavior.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Derr, Mark.
How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to our Best Friend. New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2011.
Call Number: SF422.5 .D47 2011

Describes the early cooperative relationships between Ice Age humans and dogs as well as human society's later efforts to domesticate and control dog species through reproduction, revealing how dogs and humans impacted each other's evolution.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Fogle, Bruce.
Know your Dog: An Owner's Guide to Dog Behavior. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1992.
Call Number: SF433 .F65 1992

A practical handbook for dog owners discusses such important topics as hierarchy and pecking order, dominant and submissive actions, leadership, motivation, and much more.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Kelleher, Dona. .
. The Last Chance Dog and Other Stories of Holistic Animal Healing. New York: Scribner, 2003.
Call Number: SF613.K43 A3 2003

Dr. Donna Kelleher recounts her most intriguing cases as she takes us through the intuitive art of diagnosing animals and effecting miraculous cures with safe, natural treatments that succeed where conventional medicine has failed.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Milan, Cesar.
Dog Whisperer: The Power of the Pack. New York: Screen Media Films, 2007. DVD.
Call Number: DVD PN1992.77.D64 A2 2007 (Nonprint)

Cesar Millan's dog psychology center is both home and refuge to as many as fifty dogs, boasting canines from celebrity clients to those deemed 'unfixable', to dogs belonging to the Millan family itself. The pack is a vital took and helps Cesar in rehabilitating a wide variety of problem dogs.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Myers, Janet.
The Visit: Healing Moments in Pet Therapy. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2011.
Call Number: RM931.D63 M94 2011

This collection of heart-wrenching as well as humorous encounters demonstrates multiple ways fur-coated creatures can impact patients.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Living with a House Rabbit  Cat Women

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Cats

Adlon, Jeanne, Susan Logan, and Jim Davis.
Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter. Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers, 2012.
Call Number: SF447 .A35 2012

Within these pages, you’ll find priceless tips for keeping your kitty happy and healthy, and, just as important, for maintaining your sanity even when your feline friend decides to use the new Louis XVI dining room set as a glorified scratching post. Anecdotes about Jeanne’s furry clients add charm, humor, and specific examples of cat-care strategies that work.
Source: http://www.squareonepublishers.com/index.html

Davis, Caroline.
Essential Cat: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for your Cat. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, 2005.
Call Number: SF447 .D34 2005

Three in ten households own at least one cat, and over half of these own two or more cats. This book offers expert advice on every aspect of keeping a cat - from choosing a kitten to health and grooming. Whether your cat is socializing with other pets or getting used to your home, guarantee the happiness of your feline friend with detailed explanations of cat behaviour.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Edwards, Alan.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats: Cat Breeds and Cat Care. London: Lorenz, 2005.
Call Number: SF442.2 .E39 2005

An invaluable guide to all the main cat breeds of the world; from the exotic longhaired Persian to the hairless Sphynx; the ever-popular Shorthair to the tail-less Manx; and rarer breeds such as the Singapura and Bengal. Fascinating descriptions of each breed include essential information on grooming needs, as well as insights into each breed’s typical character and temperament.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

McMorris, Megan.
Cat Women: Female Writers on their Feline Friends. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2007.
Call Number: SF445.5 .C392 2007

From a tale about how rescuing a stray cat ended up saving a friendship to an unapologetic piece by a confirmed — and proud! — crazy cat lady, the essays in Cat Women range from thought-provoking and heartrending to laugh-out-loud funny, all delving into the many ways these often aloof little divas touch our lives.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Milani, Myrna M.
Catsmart: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Caring for, and Living with your Cat. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1998.
Call Number: SF447 .M49 1998

From choosing the ''right'' cat for a particular household to formulating and maintaining a feline health care plan, CatSmart provides cat owners with comprehensive and inspiring information on their role as a feline's best friend.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Myron, Vicki and Bret Witter.
Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat who Inspired Millions. New York: Dutton, 2010.
Call Number: SF445.5 .M974 2010

Collects stories of cats and the people who loved them, featuring new tales of, and inspired by, Dewey.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Swanson, Eric.
Hero Cats: True Stories of Daring Feline Deeds. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Pub., 1998.
Call Number: SF445.5 .S925 1998

After watching his older male cat teach an infant female cat how to eat and groom. Swanson was inspired to write Hero Cats. Anyone who has ever doubted the devotion or altruism of cats will forever be swayed by these stories of incredible felines.
Source: http://www.bn.com

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall.
The Tribe of the Tiger: Cats and their Culture. The Tribe of the Tiger: Cats and their Culture. York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.
Call Number: SF446.5 .T48 1994

Inspired by her own feline's instinct to hunt and supported by her studies abroad, Thomas examines the life actions, as well as the similarities and differences of these majestic creatures. Lions, tigers, pumas and housecats: Her observations shed light on their social lives, thought processes, eating habits, and communication techniques, and reveal how they survive and coexist with each other and with humans.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

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Dear Socks, Dear Buddy

Other Animals

Barrie, Anmarie and Dennis Kelsey-Wood.
Guinea Pigs Quarterly. Neptune, City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 1997.
Call Number: SF459.G9 B3775 1997

Because keeping guinea pigs as pets is growing at a rapid pace, information on their selection, care, and breeding is vitally needed in the marketplace.
Source: Barrie, Annmarie. "Guinea Pig Primer." Guinea Pigs Quarterly. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 1997. n.p.

Belanger, Jerome D. and Sara Thomson Bredesen
Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing. North Adams, MA: Storey Pub., 2010.
Call Number: SF383 .B44 2010

Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Clinton, Hilary Rodham.
Dear Socks, Dear Buddy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.
Call Number: E886.2 .D48 1998

In her warm and engaging text, Mrs. Clinton suggests ways parents can help their children initiate and enjoy the experience of writing and receiving letters, sharing her family's (and pets') experience, and explains how letters to Socks and Buddy are received, sorted, and answered at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home. Mrs. Clinton gives a brief "pet history" of the White House, from Dolley Madison's parrot and Teddy Roosevelt's children's menagerie to the Bushes' English springer spaniel Millie. She also talks about the ways Socks and Buddy participate in White House life, such as greeting guests and visiting hospitals and nursing homes.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Davis, Susan E. and Margo DeMello.
Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature. New York: Lantern Books, 2003.
Call Number: SF453 .D426 2003

Examines the behavior and biology of rabbits as well as the rabbit's place in history as a pet, prey, and mythic figure.
Source: http://books.google.com

Dykes, Linda and Helen Flack.
Living with a House Rabbit. Happauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2005.
Call Number: SF453 .D95 2005

Provides basic instructions for keeping rabbits as pets, including bunny-proofing the house, litter-training, exercising, feeding, and health care.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Fritzsche, Peter.
Hamsters: Everything About Selection, Care, Nutrition, and Behavior. Happauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2008.
Call Number: SF459.H3 F74513 2008

The hamster is a favorite caged pet for children. Here's advice for both children and adults on housing, feeding, general care, and toys and devices to help keep a hamster active and healthy.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Lumpkin, Susan and John Seidensticker.
Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Call Number: QL737.L32 L858 2011

To some, rabbits are simply a docile pet for the classroom or home. To others, they are the cute animals munching on clover or the pests plaguing vegetable gardens. Whatever your interest, in Rabbits: The Animal Answer Guide you will discover that they are a more complex group than you might have first imagined.
Source: http://www.press.jhu.edu

Simmons, Paula and Carol Ekarius.
Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeding, Care, Facilities. North Adams, MA: Storey Pub., 2009.
Call Number: SF375 .S56 2009

Presents tips on choosing breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, lambing, and health care for raising sheep.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Smith, Cheryl K.
Raising Goats for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2010.
Call Number: SF383 .S64 2010

Providing In-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

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Creepy Crawlies

Insects, Arachnids, and Other Invertebrates

Beccaloni, Jan,
Arachnids. Berekeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.
Call Number: QL451 .B43 2009

With over 38,000 species of spiders alone, arachnids are an amazingly diverse group of invertebrates - and with names like the Goliath bird-eating spider, the tailless whip spider, and the harvestman, they can be both spectacular and captivating
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Bell, William J., Louis Marcus Roth, and Christine A. Napela.
Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior and Natural History Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Call Number: QL505.5 .B43 2007

The cockroach is truly an evolutionary wonder. This definitive volume provides a complete overview of suborder Blattaria, highlighting the diversity of these amazing insects in their natural environments.
Source: http://books.google.com

Brunetta, Leslie and Catherine Lee Craig.
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.
Call Number: QL459 .B78 2010

Spiders, objects of eternal human fascination, are found in many places: on the ground, in the air, and even under water. Leslie Brunetta and Catherine Craig have teamed up to produce a substantive yet entertaining book for anyone who has ever wondered, as a spider rappelled out of reach on a line of silk, "How do they do that?"
Source: http://books.google.com

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Carde Ring T. and Vincent H. Resh Eds.
The World of Insects: A Harvard University Press Reader. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.
Call Number: QL496.4 .W67 2012

The predicament of size, along with the dizzying diversity of insects and their status as arguably the most successful organisms on earth, have inspired passion and eloquence in some of the world's most innovative scientists.
Source: http://books.google.com

Copeland, Marion W.
Cockroach. London: Reaktion, 2003.
Call Number: QL505.5 .C67 2003

The cockroach could not have scuttled along, almost unchanged, for two hundred and fifty million years – some two hundred and forty-nine before man evolved – unless it was doing something right. It would be fascinating as well as instructive to have access to the cockroach’s own record of its life on earth, to know its point of view on evolution and species domination over the millennia.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Evans, Arthur V. and National Wildlife Federation.
. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders and Related Sepcies of North America. New York: Sterling Pub., 2007.
Call Number: QL473 .E93 2007

National Wildlife Federation’s new all-photographic field guide to North American insects, spiders, and related species, is the most up-to-date of its kind, and lets both amateur and expert naturalists identify more than 940 species quickly and accurately. More than 2,000 close-up color photographs by leading nature photographers reveal the field marks that distinguish each creature, and the clear and concise text that accompanies each image describes the range, habitat, life cycle, and behavior.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Hillyard, P.D.
The Private Life of Spiders. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
Call Number: QL451 .H55 2008

In The Private Life of Spiders, spider expert Paul Hillyard takes the reader on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour of the lives of some of the world's most remarkable spiders.
Source: http://press.princeton.edu

Holldobler, Bert and Edward O. Wilson.
The Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct. New York: Norton, 2011.
Call Number: QL568.F7 H577 2011

Inspired by a section of the authors' acclaimed The Superorganism, this illustrated work provides the explanation of what a social order with a half-billion years of animal evolution has achieved
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Kelly, Lynne.
Spiders: Learning to Love Them. Crows Nest, NSW: Jamana Books, 2009.
Call Number: QL458.4 .K45 2009

As well as being an authoritative book on spiders this book is a personal account of how the author came to love them; and how any other arachnophobe can do the same.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Flank, Lenny Jr.
Invertebrates as Pets: Keeping and Caring for Millipedes, Centipedes, Scorpoions, and Tropical Cockroaches. St. Petersburg, FL: Red and Black Publishers, 2008.
Call Number: SF459.I58 F53 2008

A complete guide to keeping invertebrates as pets. Housing, feeding, handling. Includes information on popular species such as emperor scorpions, giant African black millipedes, Vietnamese giant centipedes, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Encyclopedia of the Vivarium  cockroach

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Marshall, S.A.
Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2012.
Call Number: QL531 .M37 2012

Meticulously researched and illustrated with more than 2000 color photographs taken by the author, Flies is a landmark reference book that will be indispensable to any naturalist, biologist or entomologist. Most photographs in this encyclopedic reference were taken in the field and show the insects in their natural environment. All of the world's fly families are included, with photographic coverage spanning the range from common deer flies and fruit flies through to deadly tsetse flies and malaria mosquitoes, with thousands of spectacular species such as exotic stalk eyed flies, giant robber flies and hedgehog flies in between.
Source: http://www.fireflybooks.com

Prager, Ellen.
Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Ocean's Oddest Creatures and Why they Matter. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Call Number: QL122 .P73 2011

Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce a cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures. From the tiny arrow worms whose voracious ways may lead to death by overeating, to the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine, Prager reveals the ways they interact as predators, prey, or potential mates.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Preston-Mafham, Ken. and Rod Preston-Mafham.
Grasshoppers and Mantids of the World. New York: Facts on File, 1990.
Call Number: QL506 .P74 1990

Grasshoppers, katydids, mantids, crickets, cockroaches & stick insects -- often referred to collectively as the orthopteriods -- include some of the most spectacularly colored insects of the world. The common names for these insects vary greatly around the world & so this book adopts clear simple usage & is written with a minimum of technical jargon. While there is sound, basic information on physiology, classification & life cycle, the main emphasis of the text is upon behavior.
Source: http://www.amazon.com

Schultz, Stanley A. and Marguerite J. Schulta.
The Tarantula Keeper's Guide. Happague, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 2009.
Call Number: SF459.T37 S38 2009

Terrarium hobbyists interested in acquiring a truly exotic pet as well as life science students will find virtually everything they need to know about keeping a tarantula in captivity.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Stewart, Amy and Briony Morrow-Cribbs.
Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2011.
Call Number: SB931 .S83 2011

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Waldbauer, Gilbert
How Not to be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.
Call Number: QL496 .W336 2012

This absorbing book demonstrates that the relationship between the eaten and the eater is a central—perhaps the central—aspect of what goes on in the community of organisms. By explaining the many ways in which insects avoid becoming a meal for a predator, and the ways in which predators evade their defensive strategies, Gilbert Waldbauer conveys an essential understanding of the unrelenting coevolutionary forces at work in the world around us.
Source: http://books.google.com

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Reptiles and Amphibians

Alderton, David.
Firefly Encyclopedia of the Vivarium. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2007.
Call Number: SF459.R4 A435 2007

This practical, fully illustrated guide has everything the enthusiast needs to know, with a focus on beginners. A one-stop reference for those starting out with a terrarium or vivarium, it covers the entire spectrum of suitable animals, from invertebratesto large snakes and lizards.
Source: http://www.fireflybooks.com

Attenborough, David and British Broadcasting Corporation.
Life in Cold Blood. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
Call Number: QL644 .A88 2008

Amphibians and reptiles once ruled the planet, and their descendants exhibit some of the most colorful variety and astounding behavior known to the animal kingdom. What are the origins of these creatures? How have they transformed themselves into the beautiful and bizarre forms found today?
Source: http://press.princeton.edu

Dorcas, Michael E. and John D. Wilson.
Invasive Pythons in the United States: Ecology of an Introduced Predator. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Call Number: QL666.O67 D667 2011

Most people think of pythons as giant snakes in distant tropical jungles, but Burmese pythons, which can reach lengths of over twenty feet and weigh over two hundred pounds, are now thriving in southern Florida. These natives of Asia are commonly kept as pets and presumably escaped or were released in the Everglades.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Ernst Carl H. and Eveyln M. Ernst.
Venemous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Call Number: QL666.O6 E773 2011

Venomous Reptiles of the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexico represents the latest research on these animals and includes the most extensive bibliography of literature on the subject.
Source: http://books.google.com

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Jensen, John B.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.
Call Number: QL653.G4 A46 2008

A hidden world of amphibians and reptiles awaits the outdoor adventurer in Georgia’s streams, caves, forests, and wetlands. Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia makes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles.
Source: http://books.google.com

Means, Bruce D.
Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 2008.
Call Number: QL641 .M39 2008

Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of animals that he has studied. Most people loathe these reptiles and amphibians, but Means shows his love for creatures that go bump in the night.
Source: http://books.google.com

Perez, Larry.
Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion. Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, 2012.
Call Number: QL666.O6 P3525 2012

A plague is spreading throughout the Florida Everglades. Nonnative Burmese pythons--one of the largest snakes on the planet--are now known to be reproducing freely in the shallow waters of the famed River of Grass….The story unfolding in the Florida Everglades provides new opportunities to revisit our understanding of wilderness and man's place within it.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Purser, Philip.
Insect-Eating Lizards Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, 2008.
Call Number: SF459.L5 P875 2008

A guide to insect-eating lizards that provides information and advice on purchasing one, housing, heating, lighting, diet, and health, and includes species profiles.
Source: http://gilfind.gsu.edu

Reichling, Steven B.
Reptiles and Amphibians of the Southern Pine Woods. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Call Number: QL653.S67 R45 2008

Moving beyond mere species identification, this innovative guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the southeastern pine forests emphasizes their interdependent ecologies and the conservation issues facing all pine woods herpetofauna.
Source: http://upf.com

Venemous Reptiles of North America  Insect Eating Lizards

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