The Lives of Captive Reptiles Epub é The Lives

The Lives of Captive Reptiles Epub é The Lives

The Lives of Captive Reptiles ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Lives of Captive Reptiles By James B. Murphy ⚣ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 300 pages 7 x 10 inches or 18 x 255 cm hard cover 60 photos 57 color index This book originally published in German is a recognized classic on the biology of captive reptiles and selected amphibians I pages x of Captive PDF Ê inches or x cm hard cover photos color index This book originally published in German is a recognized classic on the biology The Lives PDF/EPUB ² of captive reptiles and selected amphibians In it the author carefully summarizes an enormous body of information both his own extensive experience at Tierpark Berlin and a vast literature much of which Lives of Captive PDF ✓ has been little known outside the German speaking world He synthesizes studies from captive and wild animals and discusses and interprets them in terms of contemporary physiology ethology and reproductive biology Petzold reviews papers in biological herpetological zoo and terrarium journals published throughout the world including eastern Europe Russia and China and he champions the role played by amateur terrarists in making studies of general importance He shows how data derived from captive reptiles can lead to discoveries of importance to ethology reproductive biology systematics and veterinary management This book will be of value to academics zoo personnel veterinarians amateur terrarists and conservationists interested in the maintenance reproduction and observation of reptiles in captivity Hans Günter Petzold late Curator of Reptiles and Deputy Director of the Tierpark Berlin one of the world s great zoos was a leading expert on the biology of captive amphibians and reptiles and author of about papers and five books on captive animals He was trained at the University of Leipzig in systematics ecology and animal behavior where he received his doctorate in and has conducted field research on reptiles overseas including Algeria Cuba and Vietnam In this book Petzold has marshalled this breadth of experience to make insightful connections among diverse studies and to point out fruitful areas for future research This English edition has been professionally translated by Lucian Heichler who for than years served in the foreign service of the US Department of State and has been thoroughly edited by James B Murphy former Curator of Reptiles at the Dallas Zoo and now Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution s National Zoological Park in Washington DC The German edition was not illustrated but this edition has been augmented by the staff of Tierpark Berlin with photographs in color Topics covered include aspects of reproduction sexual dimorphism age at maturity sex recognition and attraction courtship behavior copulation gestation and delayed fertilization egg laying birth reproductive cycles parental care data on eggs and clutches incubation time genetic uestions development growth coloration and markings regeneration skin shedding longevity and nutrition search for and ingestion of food digestion excretion defecation pellet formation gastroliths keratophagy cannibalism There are also discussions of the origin and history of zoos the relevance of terrarium observations and species conservation programs in zoos and private terraria The literature cited section includes titles and there is an index to genera and species.

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