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Book signed for Amphibians, Reptiles, And Turtles In Kansas
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A book signing and lecture session has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 10 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in Great Bend, for the new book, “Amphibians, Reptiles, And Turtles In Kansas”, by Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, Travis W. Taggart with Artwork by Errol D. Hooper, Jr.
Provided their schedules permit, all four will be present to autograph this significant new wildlife book about Kansas. In addition, free Kansas Snake Pocket Guides will be given away. Minimally, Joe and Suzanne will be present at all signings.
Amphibians, Reptiles, And Turtles In Kansas is a book about the salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards and snakes, and turtles of Kansas, displayed in vivid color through the lens craft of co-author Suzanne L. Collins (Peterson Field Guides, Kansas Wildlife, Kansas Wetlands, and many other books). A bibliography of over 1,700 papers and books, the most complete ever assembled for any state field guide, is appended. All range maps are in color and color dots show specific localities in each county for each species. The text includes the most current data for each kind of amphibian, reptile, and turtle found in Kansas. Endangered or threatened status is noted where relevant. Maximum size for each kind of amphibian, turtle, and reptile is included along with the name of the collector and date of collection; in addition, the maximum weight for some of the larger species is listed. Information about identification, size, and distribution in Kansas, natural history, and pertinent references are presented for each of the nearly 100 kinds of amphibians, reptiles, and turtles found in the state.