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Author Mattison, Chris.

Title Frogs and toads of the world / Chris Mattison.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Johnsburg PL Stacks - JOLY-11  597.8 MAT    AVAILABLE
Description 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Note Originally published by the Natural History Museum, London, under the title Frogs and toads.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 188) and index.
Contents Origins and classification -- Size and shape, colour and markings -- Interactions with the physical environment -- Enemies and defence -- Food and feeding -- Reproduction -- Life-cycles -- Habitat and distribution -- Frogs and man -- The families.
Summary This book is a comprehensive guide to the large, diverse, and important group of animals: frogs and toads. With more than 5,800 species currently identified, frogs and toads are the most familiar and most abundant amphibians on the planet. Every aspect of their lives is explored in this fully illustrated reference book, including the origins, classification, size and shape, colors, enemies, food, reproduction, life-cycle, and habitat of frogs and toads from around the world. The book also explores frog's interaction with humans, from modern day collection for the meat trade, scientific research, and the trade in exotic pets, to how their survival is threatened by over-exploration, habitat destruction, climate change, and disease. Drawing on the latest research and the recently revised classification system, and illustrated with stunning color photographs throughout, this guide will appeal to amateur naturalists and all those with an interest in the world of frogs and toads.--From book jacket.
Subject Frogs.
Frogs. (OCoLC)fst00935308
Toads. (OCoLC)fst01151755
Frösche. (DE-588)4192992-5
Kröten. (DE-588)4165797-4
Added Title Frogs & toads of the world
Frogs and toads
ISBN 9780691149684 (cloth)
0691149682 (cloth)

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