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Reptiles of the Northwest: California to Alaska; Rockies to the Coast
Interpretive naturalist, writer, educator and reptile specialist Alan St. John of Bend, Oregon, has crafted a richly photographed guide to the reptiles, snakes and turtles found in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and parts of Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and California. Each of the book's 42 accounts features photographs of the animal, as we ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 9th 2002 by Lone Pine Publishing
(first published April 2002)
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Aug 18, 2007 Lafcadio rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kirpe
This was the golden volume that sealed my belief in the superiority of Lone Pine field guides. I found a snake, my beloved Dallas, and was looking for information on how to take care of her properly. All other field guides were lacking. And then I found this one, with a gorgeous photo of Dallas herself on the cover. All of the reptiles in this guide are specific to the northwest, and each is shown in several full-color photographs with different varieties, underside coloration, juvenile colorati ...more
Great pictures. Appears to be well bound. The cover is also nice and appears water resistant. I have been needing a reptile ID book to add to my collection, as I frequently find reptiles during camping trips but don't know much about them. This one is perfect! It seems logically organized with excellent maps and other figures. It seems to effectively pack a lot of both information and pictures. My dad has told me stories about camping with the author too and he seems like a really nice guy who j ...more
Great little field guide packed with well-written info on the various reptiles of the Pacific Northwest. We used this in my Herpetology class. Includes keyed maps, subspecies, quality photos, and articles ranging from 3-4 pages per herp. Entries include a detailed description, some basic life history, distributional info, plenty of photos, and detailed field notes from the author. Good size for carrying around in the field. Durable book. some space for notes at the back. Overall a great book! I ...more
Every field guide should strive to live up to this one. Full of lovely photos, good descriptions, interesting stories, and info on where to find/catch these guys- this book is chock full of the information you want on each species, and it's good enough to read for pleasure (which I did).