herpetology

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tags: reptiles, chameleon species, herpetology, Chris Raxworthy, research, American Museum of Natural History, AMNH, New York City, field research, nature, travel, Madagascar, speciation, streaming video With Madagascar containing nearly two-third’s of the world’s chameleon species, Christopher Raxworthy, Associate Curator of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History, recently embarked on an expedition to the…

tags: Mean and Lowly Things, herpetology, reptiles, venomous snakes, amphibians, field research, Congo Brazzaville, Kate Jackson, book review Are you familiar with the aphorism, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, the money part of that equation is probably questionable, but I think you will be convinced that a person who pursues…

Life in Cold Blood

tags: Life in Cold Blood, amphibians, reptiles, David Attenborough, book review When asked why there are so few books about amphibians and reptiles — collectively referred to as “herps” — published for the general public, David Attenborough responds by pointing out that “reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as slow, dim-witted and primitive. In…