The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri (by Tom R. Johnson)


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    Number of Pages: 369
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    Tom R. Johnson, herpetologist, grew up in central Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Science deree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1970). He spent seven years as reptile keeper in several midwestern zoos. In the fall of 1977, he left the St. Louis Zoo to join the Missouri Department of Conservation. His first book, The Amphibians of Missouri, was published by the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History in 1977.

    Johnson retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1998 after serving 23 years as state herpetologist. He subsequently worked two years for the MDC to complete this second edition of The Amphibians and Reptiles of Missouri, originally published in June of 1987.

    Johnson’s photographs and illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including the third edition of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Peterson Field Guide Series, by Roger Conant and Joe T. Collins (1991).

    Early retirement will allow Johnson to pursue several of his passions: dry-fly fishing for trout and restoring Willys Jeeps to their original condition. He continues to reside in central Missouri.

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