All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reptiles & Amphibians  Amphibians

Cave Salamanders of Italy / Geotritoni d’Italia

Monograph
By: Andrea Ambrogio(Author), Sergio Mezzadri(Author), Sebastiano Salvidio(Foreword By)
70 pages, 9 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations
Publisher: Dranae
Cave Salamanders of Italy / Geotritoni d’Italia
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Cave Salamanders of Italy / Geotritoni d’Italia Hardback Jan 2017 In stock
    £33.99
    #240301
Selected version: £33.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles
Images Additional images
Cave Salamanders of Italy / Geotritoni d’Italia

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Italian

Cave Salamanders of Italy is aimed at showing multiple aspects of these peculiar Urodeles' morphology and biology. Although this group of amphibians is rather popular within the scientific community, there is currently a lack of extensive iconographic documentation about it, something the authors paid particular attention to. In fact, for the first time, the illustrations provided not only show the gender of the species, but also morphs, sub-adults, and juveniles. Especially using black-and-white line drawings, the book illustrates the cave salamanders' morphological aspects (cirri, glandular swelling, naso-labial groove, etc.). The iconography shown in Cave Salamanders of Italy basically follows the concept which inspired the previous volume Tadpoles of Italy and thus shows a naturalistic rigour and realistic representation of observed live animals in all their variability, with neat and beautiful paintings resembling naturalistic works of the past, but with a modern edge. The written content, didactic with regards to the species, gives a most up-to-date picture about biological features, also covering the natural general history of such a fascinating group of amphibians in a concise and accurate manner.

Summary in Italian:
Geotritoni d’Italia è la nuova proposta editoriale che vuole mostrare i molteplici aspetti morfologici e della biologia delle specie di questi particolari Urodeli. Pur essendo, a livello di studi e ricerche, un gruppo molto seguito, mancava tuttavia una trattazione iconografica soddisfacente. L’iconografia segue essenzialmente le linee che hanno ispirato il precedente volume, Girini d’Italia, e cioè rigore naturalistico e rappresentazione di animali, osservati dal vivo, in tutta la loro variabilità, con tratti molto leggibili e godibili che, in chiave moderna, richiamano opere naturalistiche del passato. Anche il testo, didascalico per quanto riguarda le specie, vuole dare un quadro, il più possibile aggiornato, sui vari aspetti biologici, percorrendo in modo sintetico ma preciso anche la storia naturale generale di questo affascinante gruppo di anfibi. Le rappresentazioni delle varie specie, per la prima volta, comprendono non solo i due sessi ma anche i vari morfi osservati, subadulti e neonati. Inoltre sono presenti raffigurazioni, in bianco e nero, di aspetti morfologici del gruppo (cirri, mentoniere, rima naso-labiale, ecc.) di solito graficamente poco trattati.

Customer Reviews

Monograph
By: Andrea Ambrogio(Author), Sergio Mezzadri(Author), Sebastiano Salvidio(Foreword By)
70 pages, 9 plates with colour illustrations; b/w illustrations
Publisher: Dranae
Current promotions
Handbook of the mammals of the world batsJohns Hopkins University PressBritish WildlifeOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogue