Book review: Amphibians and reptiles in Minnesota

The Prairie Naturalist



The photograph of a young boy poised to capture a wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) on page 3 of Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota captures perfectly the sense of awe and wonderment that one encounters throughout John Moriarty and Carol Hall’s new book. This is a spirit that most children possess naturally and that is so readily apparent when one of them comes face-to-face with one of the 53 species of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, or snakes that make Minnesota their home. This is a spirit that the authors have maintained in their hearts throughout almost 30 years of chasing, capturing, and studying amphibians and reptiles (a.k.a., herptiles or herps) in Minnesota. It is also the spirit that you will find reawakening in yourself as you turn from one page to the next and encounter the abundant color photos and descriptive text within this book.

Review info: Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota. By John J. Moriarty and Carol D. Hall, 2014. ISBN: 978-0816690916, 370 pp.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Amphibians and reptiles in Minnesota
Series title The Prairie Naturalist
Volume 46
Issue 1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Great Plains Natural Science Society
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 113
Last page 113
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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