The World of Frogs, Toads, Salamanders and Newts

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Baker & Taylor
Collects essays of thirty-seven European scientists on the biology and ecology of the Amphibian species, from tree frogs to sand toads.

Firefly Books Ltd
One of the most comprehensive books available on amphibians and, with contributions from scientists around the world, an excellent resource for professional and amateur scientists. Over 350 stunning photos depict the extreme beauty of amphibians.

A fascinating world of scientific wonders, the amphibian species is full of unusual and extreme adaptations and is home to numerous unsolved mysteries. Amphibians is your guide to these intriguing and diverse creatures.

Often misunderstood, this species which includes frogs, toads, salamanders and newts, surpasses all other vertebrate species in survival and reproduction strategies. In addition, as the stunning photographs depict, amphibians are also creatures of extreme beauty. Many tropical tree -- and poison-arrow frogs are just as dazzling in appearance as some of the world's most colorful birds.

Scientific experts from all over the globe have contributed their knowledge and understanding of amphibians to this comprehensive volume. An excellent resource for both experienced and amateur scientists, Amphibians, includes information on thousands of amphibian species from throughout the world. This useful reference guide also includes information on the biology, physiology and evolution of amphibians, as well as chapters on Ecology and Ethology, The Meaning of Amphibians for Mankind, and Endangerment and Species Protection. This last section is important as global warming, habitat loss and pesticides have placed many amphibians -- even common frogs and toads -- on the road to extinction.

Fascinating and informative, Amphibians, is one of the most comprehensive books available on this adaptive and ubiquitous species.

Book News
This volume presents color photographs and text by 37 scientists from around the world. It contains information on the biology, physiology and evolution of thousands of species, as well as myth-breaking facts on their association with witchcraft or poisonings. It also includes chapters on ecology and ethology, the meaning of amphibians for mankind, and endangerment and species protection. Oversize: 9.25x12.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2000
Description: 264 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 32 cm
ISBN: 9781552095416
Branch Call Number: 597.8 Amp
Additional Contributors: Hofrichter, Robert


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