Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Sales Date: 10/21/2016
154 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 92 color halftones, 6 b&w halftones, 1 map, 5 tables
- Published: October 2016
Known for its natural beauty, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Consisting of 170,000 acres of forested and protected public land between Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (Cumberland River), this scenic sanctuary is visited by more than 1.4 million nature lovers annually and encompasses many diverse habitats, each supporting a particular community of plants and animals.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is your guide to some of the often-overlooked residents of this unique ecosystem. The authors offer detailed descriptions and stunning color photographs of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes found in the region. Each entry includes the species' scientific and common names as well as information on its distribution, habitat, and natural history. An extensive glossary assists readers in identifying the animals.
This handy reference illustrates the collective ecological effect that these underappreciated species have on the habitats in which they thrive. Whether you are a professional or backyard naturalist, Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes is an indispensable resource for understanding these fascinating creatures.
Frogs and Toads
Keys to Typical Adult Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes
Key to the Major Groups
Key to the Salamanders
Key to the Frogs and Toads
Key to the Turtles
Key to the Lizards
Key to the Snakes
Forms of Marginal Occurence in Land Between the Lakes
Illustrations, Photographs, and Photographers
Index of Species
This work clearly represents the culmination of several lifetime's worth of study of the amphibians and reptiles of the central United States and is likely to become a valuable addition to the literature of this region.~Paul Hime, awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship for his work on amphibians of the region
For those students who study the region this will be a book that of great importance.~William E. Ellis, professor emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University and author of A History of Education in Kentucky
Delightful is not often a word associated with science books. In this case, the descriptor fits. Together [the authors] have compiled a practical and attractive guide to the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL).~Tennessee Libraries