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A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians (Peterson Field Guides) 3rd Edition
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Without any hesitation, I must say that I love this book. Illustrators of other reptile/amphibian field guides should look to Stebbins's illustrations and follow his example.
But ... this third edition is lacking. I find that it has suffered the field-guide-equivalent of feature creep. In striving to be the best, this book has lost sight of "good enough" and strayed into the realm of the impractical.
Of course, the new full-color plates are fantastic. And I love that this book completes the final mile, by including plates for those animals that were marginalized in earlier editions with only monochrome plates (or none at all). As an added bonus, many animals are complemented with color photographs. And hey, the maps are in full color as well. This book is just bursting with color, and that's usually a good thing. But the cost of this ubiquitous color is that every page of the book consists of glossy paper, which is thicker and heavier than regular paper. (And more-economical to print full-color images on.Read more ›
the snakes the come in contact with, especially the Rattlesnakes. Many other reptiles and amphibians in the book
with factual information. Their parents will have to help them read it as they are young.
I keep waiting for a reptile / amphibian reference "book" to come out in Kindle Fire format.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First off, I should start out by saying that I think this is a fantastic guide! It has great descriptions, great color plates, and is full of other good information. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Art W.
I love a good ID book. This isn't it. I don't know much about snakes and lizards, so I got this book to help me ID ones I find and take photos of. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Bell
Excellent book for the class, the service was excellent.Published 16 months ago by Marcelino Hernandez