David H. Snyder, A. Floyd Scott, Edmund J. Zimmerer and David
Press of Kentucky,
in The Book Stall
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
|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.