Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Organisms and Environments)

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9780520248472: Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Organisms and Environments)
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"A beautiful book crammed with a wealth of information, not just about lizards, but about ecology, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, biomechanics, evolution, and ethnobiology as well. A fascinating reading for any herpetologist or natural historian, no matter how professional." - Copeia "This is a book for the home library, to be pulled down off the shelf whenever some unfamiliar creature skitters across the patio, or just to be read on rainy afternoons... the writing is clear, authoritative and enlivened by personal tales of lizard encounters. The photos are bright and beautiful. Just an hour or two turning the pages is guaranteed to kindle a whole new sense of wonder the next time you flick on your porch light and surprise a gecko." - Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning News "This engaging, well-researched volume depicts an amazing variety of lacertilian beasts in its lavish illustrations and deftly examines their bizarre lifestyles and behaviors." - American Scientist "All readers will find Lizards an excellent introduction to the ecology of an interesting and scientifically rewarding group of animals." - Science"

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From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, "Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity" covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world's manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth.

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Pianka, Eric R.
Editorial: University of California Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0520248473 ISBN 13: 9780520248472
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Descripción University of California Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, illustrated with color photographs, is a comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. It covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Series: Organisms and Environments. Num Pages: 348 pages, 218 color illustrations, 31 line illustrations, 8 tables. BIC Classification: PSVW5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 277 x 216 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1462. Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. Series: Organisms and Environments. 348 pages, 218 colour illustrations, 31 line drawings, 8 tables. From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, illustrated with color photographs, is a comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. It covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: PSVW5. Dimension: 277 x 216 x 24. Weight: 1452. . 2006. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780520248472

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Descripción University of California Press. Estado de conservación: New. From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, illustrated with color photographs, is a comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. It covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Series: Organisms and Environments. Num Pages: 348 pages, 218 color illustrations, 31 line illustrations, 8 tables. BIC Classification: PSVW5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 277 x 216 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1462. Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. Series: Organisms and Environments. 348 pages, 218 colour illustrations, 31 line drawings, 8 tables. From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, illustrated with color photographs, is a comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. It covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: PSVW5. Dimension: 277 x 216 x 24. Weight: 1452. . 2006. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780520248472

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Descripción University of California Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity, Eric R. Pianka, Laurie J. Vitt, Harry W. Greene, From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, "Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity" covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world's manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780520248472

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 277 x 213 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world s manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780520248472

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