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Peterson First Guide(R) to Reptiles and Amphibians (Peterson First Guides) Paperback – April 30, 1992


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Product Details

  • Series: Peterson First Guides
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (April 30, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395622328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395622322
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 3.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,019,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert C. Stebbins is professor emeritus of zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and curator emeritus of the University's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his paintings and prints are prized by collectors.

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement.

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Peterson's guides are all very good introductory handbooks providing sound basic information.
Todd Shearer
If you're looking for some biological detail, go for a bigger book, but this one is great for quick ID.
Thea M. Ryan
Great photos, lots of info on a lot of Reptiles/Amphibians - perfect for elementary aged kids.
AMLAW

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Thea M. Ryan on August 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you're a backyard or weekend wildlife observer, this is the perfect book for you. Put it in your backpack, pocket, glove box or camper and always be ready to identify! The illustrations are excellent and provide enough detail to know one similar frog from another. If you're looking for some biological detail, go for a bigger book, but this one is great for quick ID.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Susan VINE VOICE on November 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
I purchased 4 of these books ( all different) as gifts for my two nephews. I also purchased a magnifying glass for each of them . They are curious kids and really enjoy this kind of stuff. These books are full of information easy to read and understand, compact in size and just all around great books/guides. My husband and I also have a set of these books and have found them to be perfect when we want to look up something up. Like the pecular looking frog we found on our deck last summer or the snake the cat brought us. they are great for kids and adults. These guides are a real bargain too!!Highly recomend!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 31, 2009
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I think the Peterson First Guides are great, I have four different ones and use them all the time. The Reptiles and Amphibians guide has great pictures and they seem very accurate. While I haven't seen a large variety of species yet, those that I have seem right on. In fact, when I was a kid we rescued an eastern box turtle from the road (it had been hit and we nursed it back to health), and the picture in the guide looked just like it. These guides are not for professional ID-ing of species I'm sure, however, for the casual observer like me, they are perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dirkdaddy on July 26, 2008
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This book is a good read, not sure all kids will like it but our girl is very interested in animals and reptiles, she has adsorbed a lot from this book.
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Peterson's guides are all very good introductory handbooks providing sound basic information. All begining nature and science enthusiasts can benefit from these handy pocket books. I've collected several!
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By AMLAW on November 17, 2013
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We purchased these as party favors for a reptile themed party. The book was perfect for this purpose. Great photos, lots of info on a lot of Reptiles/Amphibians - perfect for elementary aged kids.
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When ordering this guide I did not realize that "first guide ment that it was an abbreviated version. The frogs I was looking to identify were not included.
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By Richard A Hintze Jr on June 13, 2013
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It is as described. Works like a champ, if you are thinking you might like one this is the one for you so long as the model matches, as mine did. Excellent guide to reptiles and amphibians. Lets you know what you see out there in the woods.
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