Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hot off the Press: SALAMANDERS IN YOUR POCKET, by Terry VanDeWalle

The University of Iowa Press is proud to announce the release of our newest Bur Oak Guide, Salamanders in Your Pocket: A Guide to Caudates of the Upper Midwest, by Terry VanDeWalle and photographs by Suzanne L. Collins.

Terry VanDeWalle provides a complete description of each series as well as distinguishing characteristics for twenty-one subspecies, from the striking orange and yellow spots of the spotted salamander to the lichenlike patches of the green salamander to the prominent rounded head of the mole salamander. He also includes information about the salamanders' range and habitat preferences, from twilight zones of limestone caves and crevices to seepages and spring-fed bogs. Superb photographs by Suzanne Collins make this new guide the perfect companion for outdoor expeditions in all kinds of moist environments.

No comments:

Post a Comment