NANFA-L-- Off Topic- AR Herp Book....

Subject: NANFA-L-- Off Topic- AR Herp Book....
From: Schlueter, Scott L LRB (
Date: Mon Dec 27 2004 - 12:57:53 CST

Hi all,
Discovered this and thought I would pass it along for those interested in the
other lower verts one may encounter-in-the '05 convention.

Happy Holidays!!!!
Scott Schlueter
Niagara R/Western NY
        Arkansas Herp Book
        Full title: The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas
        The product of fifteen years of work by three well-known
herpetologists, this book is a comprehensive examination of the amphibians,
turtles, and reptiles of Arkansas, featuring over 136 species and subspecies.
With over five hundred four-color photos, illustrations (by Renn Tumlison),
and over one hundred maps, this user-friendly book will become the definitive
text on the subject.
        "This is a stunning and wonderful contribution to the natural history
of Arkansas, crammed with information and spectacular photography. The
authors bring together their extensive knowledge of different groups and meld
them in a way that ensures that The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas will
be a lasting and frequently used compendium."-Joseph T. Collins, Director of
The Center for North American Herpetology, Wildlife Author Laureate of
Kansas, co-author of the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of
Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition, and author of Amphibians
and Reptiles in Kansas.
        "This book is obviously a labor of love. . . . The authors have done
an excellent job. The text is well written, and the photographs and
illustrations are superb. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas is an
essential addition to the library of any herpetologist, and will be accepted
eagerly by the scientific community."- James Dixon, Professor Emeritus at
Texas A & M University and author of Texas Snakes and Amphibians and Reptiles
of Texas.
        "This is a major work. The authors have done a superb job of
compiling the most definitive work on the herpetofauna of Arkansas to date.
The photography and illustrations are well done and the text is replete with
pertinent information. The extensive and well-written keys to larval
amphibians are absent from most state herpetological works, and for this
reason alone herpetologists and biologists will use this work as an important
reference. The authors are to be commended for producing this exhaustive and
much-needed work by synthesizing their collective expertise and experience
into a single volume."- Kelly Irwin, Herpetologist, Arkansas Game and Fish
        An essential addition to the library of any herpetologist.
        For greater comprehension and ease of use, this book adopts the
standard common names as they appeared in the "Peterson Field Guide to
Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America Third Edition &
Third Edition Expanded" by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins, and as
recently maintained and continued by The Center for North American
Herpetology (Collins & Taggart 2002, Standard Common and Current Scientific
Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians.
Fifth Edition).
        Trauth, S. E., H. W. Robison & M. V. Plummer. University of Arkansas
Press, Fayetteville. 431 pp.
        ISBN 1-55728-737-6 (cloth); 1-55728-738-4 (paper back). $45.00
(cloth) To order: 1-800-626-0090.

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