New York, a large and heavily populated state, hosts a surprisingly diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles; 69 species are native to the state.

Summarizing more than 60,000 distributional records collected from 1990-1999, the authors present for the first time the results of the New York State Amphibian and Reptile Atlas, along with in-depth species accounts based on the authors' decades of field work and experience as teachers, researchers, and conservationists.

The book has three primary themes: identification, natural history, and conservation. Setting the book apart from any comparable volume yet produced in the United States, the authors have strongly emphasized conservation biology of the state's amphibians and reptiles.

The book contains chapters on threats, legal protections, habitat conservation guidelines, and conservation case studies. An insert presents striking color photographs contributed by over 30 photographers.

Supporting chapters focus on:

  • The biology of amphibians and reptiles
  • New York's natural environment
  • How to find and study reptiles and amphibians
  • New York' s rich folklore pertaining to amphibians and reptiles, timber rattlesnakes in particular

Target audience:

  • Natural history buffs
  • Students of all ages
  • Natural resource professionals
  • Anyone interested in reptile and amphibian conservation
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0195304306
    ISBN-13: 978-0195304305
    Price: $74.50


    Paperback: 496 pages
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 0195304446
    ISBN-13: 978-0195304442
    Price: $34.50.