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Gibbons, Whit 1939-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 11,314 library holdings
Genres: Identification guides  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Popular works  Pictorial works  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QL652, 598.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Whit Gibbons
Their blood runs cold : adventures with reptiles and amphibians by Whit Gibbons( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Their Blood Runs Cold is entertaining, informative reading that not only enhances our understanding of a unique group of animals, but also provides genuine insight into the mind and character of a research scientist. Whit Gibbons possesses the rare talent of conveying the challenge and excitement of scientific inquiry. A research ecologist who specializes in the study of reptiles and amphibians, he gives accounts of work in the field that are as readable as good short stories. From the dangers of being chased by an angry rattlesnake to the exhilaration of discovering a previously undescribed species, Gibbons brings to life the everyday experiences of the herpetologist as he chases down lizards, turtles, snakes, alligators, salamanders, and frogs in their natural habitats. With essays like 'Turtles May Be Slow but They're 200 Million Years Ahead of Us' and 'How to Catch an Alligator in One Uneasy Lesson, ' Their Blood Runs Cold both entertains and informs. The thirtieth anniversary edition of Their Blood Runs Cold features a new prologue and epilogue, additions that address changes in the taxonomy and study of reptiles and amphibians that have occurred since the publication of the original edition and offer suggestions for further reading that highlight the explosion of interest in the topic."--
Ecoviews : snakes, snails, and environmental tales by Whit Gibbons( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book celebrates the intrinsic worth of all plants and animals in order to motivate people in a unified effort to preserve the Earth's rich array of life forms."--Cover
Keeping all the pieces : perspectives on natural history and the environment by Whit Gibbons( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With scholarly expertise and infectious enthusiasm, Whit Gibbons explores the many pieces that support our natural environment. Whether describing caterpillar disguises, fish that produce antifreeze, the mutual reliance of rhinoceroses and Trewia trees, or the origins of tumbleweed, he affirms the delicate and intricate biological relationships between species and encourages a deeper knowledge of our natural world. In these essays Gibbons celebrates the beauty of biodiversity and laments the tragedy of ecovoids, a term he coined to describe missing components of our environment that we wish were still present but can never be replaced
Snakes of the Southeast by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty-two kinds of snakes can be found in the Southeast, almost half of all species native to North America. Filled with more than 300 color photographs and written by two of the nation's most renowned herpetologists, this is the most comprehensive and accessible guide to the snakes of the Southeast."--Jacket
Frogs : the animal answer guide by Michael E Dorcas( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frogs are amazingly diverse--ranging from the massive Goliath frog, which weighs several pounds, to the discovered gold frog, which measures a mere three-eighths of an inch when fully grown--and have inhabited the earth for more than 200 million years. Today, however, these amphibians face more challenges than any other vertebrate group. In this fun and informative book, herpetologists Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons answer common and not-so-common questions people may have about these fascinating animals."--Back cover
Turtles : the animal answer guide by Whit Gibbons( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtles of the southeast by Kurt Buhlmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States and Canada can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than four hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-two species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles."--Jacket
North American watersnakes : a natural history by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North American Watersnakes is the first comprehensive study of all fourteen species of watersnakes found in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba." "In addition to summarizing existing literature on watersnakes, the authors recount their personal experiences with various species. They provide tips on locating, observing, and catching watersnakes, comment upon the care of individual species in captivity, and outline the techniques used to study watersnakes. They also reveal that a number of ecological mysteries involving watersnakes remain unanswered."--Jacket
Life history and ecology of the slider turtle by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frogs & toads of the southeast by Michael E Dorcas( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorcas and Gibbons enumerate the distinguishing characteristics of frogs and toads, including how they are different from other amphibians and the differences between a frog and a toad. Also discussed are the morphology of frogs and toads, the main groups to be found in the Southeast, and their habitats. Individual species accounts contain a physical description of the species plus information about distribution and habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, predators and defense, calls and vocalizations, reproduction and description of eggs and tadpoles, and conservation
Lizards & crocodilians of the Southeast by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermal ecology : proceedings of a symposium held at Augusta, Georgia, May 3-5, 1973 by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salamanders of the Southeast by Joseph C Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger salamanders walk over winter snow and ice to reach breeding pools
Energy and environmental stress in aquatic systems : selected papers from a symposium held at Augusta, Georgia, November 2-4, 1977 by James H Thorp( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poisonous plants and venomous animals of Alabama and adjoining states by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thourough introduction to poisonous plants and animals of Alabama
The ecology of southeastern shrub bogs (pocosins) and Carolina bays : a community profile by Rebecca R Sharitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitat suitability index models : slider turtle by Stephen J Morreale( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the Savannah River site by Whit Gibbons( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distribution and evolution of viviparity in reptiles by Donald W Tinkle( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reptiles and amphibians : a guide to familiar American species by Herbert S Zim( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 200 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives are described in this comprehensive field guide to amphibians
 
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Their blood runs cold : adventures with reptiles and amphibians
Alternative Names
Gibbons, J.W. 1939-...

Gibbons, J. W. (J. Whitfield), 1939-

Gibbons, J. Whitfield 1939-

Gibbons, Whit

Gibbons, Whit 1939-...

Whitfield Gibbons, J. 1939-

Languages
English (103)

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Ecoviews : snakes, snails, and environmental talesKeeping all the pieces : perspectives on natural history and the environmentSnakes of the SoutheastFrogs : the animal answer guideTurtles : the animal answer guideTurtles of the southeastNorth American watersnakes : a natural historyFrogs & toads of the southeast