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Sherman A. Minton, one of the foremost authorities on herps, provides a captivating guide to the approximately 90 species of amphibians and reptiles that inhabit Indiana in habitats ranging from vacant city lots to the most remote parts of the Hoosier National Forest. Minton's detailed descriptions, identification tips, and habitat notes are complemented by 169 color illustrations, including range maps and photographs of eggs, adult specimen, and behaviors, from an eastern hognose snake feigning death to the defensive posture of a smallmouth salamander. This extensively revised second edition is one of the best state treatments for herps and will delight herpetologists, naturalists, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781883362102
ISBN-10: 1883362105
Format: Hardback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 38mm)
Pages: 422
Imprint: Purdue University Press
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Sherman A. Minton

Sherman A. Minton, Jr. (1919-1999), was a native of southern Indiana and attended Indiana University in Bloomington where he earned a degree in zoology. A longtime member of the Indiana University School of Medicine, he was an expert in the study of venomous reptiles and the toxicology of venom.