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  1. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
    National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
    National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
    National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America
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  2. National Geographic Pocket Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

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    Customer Ratings (16 reviews)
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This basic beginner's field guide to our favorite animals that slither and swim is the latest in the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about reptiles and amphibians are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume. More robust than any other beginning field guides, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to illustrate and identify each species from every angle. With logical organization and bulleted information, this pocket guide is useful in the field or as in-home reference, for beginners, families, and new nature lovers alike.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Catherine Herbert Howell
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781426214769
ISBN
1426214766
Label
National Geographic
Manufacturer
National Geographic
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
176
PublicationDate
2015-03-31
Publisher
National Geographic
ReleaseDate
2015-03-31
Studio
National Geographic
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great pocket guide for my son's school project. Very colorful & informative. Just enough information for a report.
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Nope, I just couldn't like this one. It's just not possible to get all of the information that should be in a field guide into one this size. Physically, it looks nice. It has great pictures, and a little information about a few species. BUT... I'm a biologist, and well acquainted with Petersons fantastic 'real' field guides, and I'd strongly recommend those instead (links at the bottom of my review).

Here's what I found lacking in this one:

* Too few species. If you want to use this to identify something you find, good luck. This book covers 148 of the 700+ reptile and amphibian species in the US and Canada. The real field guides? They've got all of them. This book leaves out several important ones, too. Gopher snakes? Not here. Slender salamanders? Nope. And more.

* There are no range maps in this book. While there are text descriptions of the regions and states an animal is distributed within, a range map (and the Peterson guides have some great... Read more
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) One criteria of a good field guide is ease of identification. While this little pocket guide categorizes 148 of the most common reptiles and amphibians, it isn't convenient for quick ID. There's only one animal per page. It's no fun fumbling page after page looking for a match while that mysterious discovery quickly slithers away. Worse yet, it might not even be found because there are so many omissions in this book (there are over 500 amphibians/reptiles found in the US).

Pick a more comprehensive and local field guide to help identify nature quickly. For example, I live in the Midwest, and use Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest (Kaufman Field Guides) to identify anything found outdoors. It not only covers reptiles and amphibians, but also includes birds, mammals, trees, wildflowers, insects, spiders, mushrooms, ferns, grasses and... Read more
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