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Crump, Martha L.

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Works: 24 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 8,950 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Folklore  Guidebooks  Classification  Children's audiobooks  Identification guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL751, 590
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Most widely held works by Martha L Crump
Headless males make great lovers : & other unusual natural histories by Martha L Crump( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Headless Males Make Great Lovers & Other Unusual Natural Histories celebrates the extraordinary world of animals with essays on curious creatures and their amazing behaviors. In five thematic chapters, Marty Crump - a tropical field biologist well known for her work with the reproductive behavior of amphibians - examines the bizarre conduct of animals as they mate, parent, feed, defend themselves, and communicate. Crump's enthusiasm for the unusual behaviors she describes - from sex change and free love in sponges to aphrodisiac concoctions in bats - is visible on every page, thanks to her skilled storytelling, which makes even sea slugs, dung beetles, ticks, and tapeworms fascinating and appealing. Steeped in biology, Headless Males Make Great Lovers points out that diverse and unrelated animals often share seemingly bizarre behaviors - evidence, Crump argues, that these natural histories, though outwardly weird, are successful ways of living." "Illustrated throughout, and filled with vignettes of personal and scientific interest, Headless Males Make Great Lovers will enchant the reader with its tales of blood-squirting horned lizards and intestine-ejecting sea cucumbers - all in the service of a greater appreciation of the diversity of the natural histories of animals."--Jacket
Extinction in our times : global amphibian decline by James P Collins( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over 350 million years, thousands of species of amphibians have lived on earth, but since the 1990s they have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in many cases quite suddenly and mysteriously. What is causing these extinctions? What role do human actions play in them? What do they tell us about the overall state of biodiversity on the planet? In Extinction in Our Times, James Collins and Martha Crump explore these pressing questions and many others as they document the first modern extinction event across an entire vertebrate class, using global examples that range from the Sierra Nevada of California to the rainforests of Costa Rica and the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Joining scientific rigor and vivid storytelling, this book is the first to use amphibian decline as a lens through which to see more clearly the larger story of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and a host of profoundly important ecological, evolutionary, ethical, philosophical, and sociological issues."--Jacket
The mystery of Darwin's frog by Martha L Crump( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the scientific relevance of an exotic frog, Rhinoderma darwinii, discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834, describing how researchers came to the surprising realization that the males of the species care for their developing young.--
Mysteries of the Komodo dragon : the biggest, deadliest lizard gives up its secrets by Martha L Crump( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how scientists tracked, studied, and escaped the Komodo dragon and tells the true story of the world's deadliest lizard
In search of the golden frog by Martha L Crump( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "chronicle of Crump's three decades as a field biologist--and as a wife and mother--in South and Central America."--Jacket
Sexy orchids make lousy lovers & other unusual relationships by Martha L Crump( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vampire bats that regurgitate blood for roosting buddies. Mosquitoes that filch honeydew droplets from ants. Reptiles that enforce chastity on their lovers with copulatory plugs. Capuchin monkeys that use millipede secretions as mosquito repellent. The natural world is full of unusual relationships, and negotiation between life-forms striving to survive is evolution at its most diverse, entertaining, and awe-inspiring." "Picking up where her highly popular Headless Males Make Great Lovers left off, tropical field biologist Marty Crump takes us on another voyage of discovery into the world of unusual natural histories, this time focusing on extraordinary interactions involving animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria. Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers & Other Unusual Relationships illuminates the ceaseless give-and-take between species. Occasionally, both interacting parties benefit, like when hornbills and dwarf mongooses hunt together for food. Other times, like when mites ride in hummingbirds' nostrils to reach their next meal of nectar, one individual benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed. But sometimes one individual benefits at the expense of the other; you need only recall your last sinus infection to understand how that works." "Throughout, Crump brings her trademark spunk and zest to these stories of intimate exchange. She introduces readers to penguins that babysit, pseudoscorpions that ride and mate under the wings of giant harlequin beetles, and parasitic fungi that bend insects to their will. A lively companion to Crump's earlier work, Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers & Other Unusual Relationships captures the bizarre and befuddling aspects of the behavior of animals, plants, and microbes. After this entertaining romp through the world of natural relationships, you ll never look at an orchid the same way again."--Jacket
Eye of newt and toe of frog, adder's fork and lizard's leg : the lore and mythology of amphibians and reptiles by Martha L Crump( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent estimates suggest that nearly 3 million people in the US alone keep an amphibian or reptile as a pet. YouTube videos with odes to cane toads are ubiquitous. And yet amphibians and reptiles also keep extermination companies in business, and are reviled by many. These emotions pose great challenges to the conservation of these species, just as their populations in the natural world are in great decline. It can be quite hard to inspire stewardship of a tomato toad in the same way that one can more generally charismatic fauna like pandas and polar bears. In response, herpetologists have created large-scale programs such as Amphibian Ark, the umbrella organization behind the Year of the Frog campaign, http: //www.amphibianark.org/, to educate and enthrall citizens with the charm of the more slimy species of the planet. Few herpetologists have contributed more to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles than Marty Crump, a renowned expert on declining amphibians. This manuscript is her ode to the toad, a masterful compilation of science and narrative centering on human relations with amphibians and reptiles across the globe. An intrepid explorer and skilled writer, Crump has gathered stories and myths and paired them with natural history to give a wonderful view of how essential amphibians and reptiles are to our well being. Using symbolism, folklore, and science, the manuscript also explores the conservation consequences of our complicated amorous and vexed affair with snakes, frogs, toads and other herpetofauna
Amphibians, reptiles, and their conservation by Martha L Crump( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of amphibians and reptiles, discussing common perceptions about these species, phobias, how humans impact their survival, and more
Crocodile by Tammy Gagne( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn more about the crocodile and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. --
Peru : the ecotravellers' wildlife guide by David L Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru's magnificent animal and plant life"--Page 4 of cover
Reproductive strategies in a tropical anuran community by Martha L Crump( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speciation in frogs of the Hyla parviceps group in the upper Amazon Basin by William E Duellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative analysis of the ecological distribution of a tropical herpetofauna by Martha L Crump( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amphibians and reptiles : an introduction to their natural history and conservation by Martha L Crump( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mâles sans cervelle font les meilleurs amants--et autres curiosités zoologiques by Martha L Crump( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sortant de la simple anecdote descriptive, Mary Crump donne les différentes explications avancées par les scientifiques pour interpréter les comportements animaux les plus étranges, de l'alimentation à la communication ou la défense, de la sexualité aux soins parentaux. Entre poésie, mythologie et tragédie
Mysteries of the Komodo dragon : the biggest, deadliest lizard gives up its secrets by Martha L Crump( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how scientists tracked, studied, and escaped the Komodo dragon and tells the true story of the world's deadliest lizard
Komodo dragon by Patrick G Cain( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustations provide an introduction to the physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitat of komodo dragons
Brazil : Amazon and Pantanal by David L Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brazilian Amazon region holds a very special place in the minds of the world's nature lovers as a vast wilderness of tropical forest splendor; and southern Brazil's Pantanal area, an immense wetland, has a well-deserved reputation for its tremendous wildlife-viewing opportunities. Ecotravellers to these regions want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Brazil's magnificent animal and plant life.--Publisher's description
Reproductive Strategies in a Tropical Anuran Community/ by Martha L. Crump by Martha L Crump( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ecology of a Tropical Delta Forest Environment. VI. Quantitative Analysis of the Ecological Distribution of a Tropical Herpetofauna( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ecological distribution of each of 62 species of frogs, salamanders, and lizards was determined by means of continuous sampling throughout the environment from mid-January to the end of July, 1969, two weeks in April 1970, and June-July, 1970. Each species exhibits a characteristic distribution, according to its genetic, morphological, and physiological make-up, its life cycle, its way of relating to the physical environment, and its interactions with other species
 
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Headless males make great lovers : & other unusual natural histories
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Marty Crump behavioral ecologist and author

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Extinction in our times : global amphibian declineMysteries of the Komodo dragon : the biggest, deadliest lizard gives up its secretsIn search of the golden frogSexy orchids make lousy lovers & other unusual relationshipsAmphibians, reptiles, and their conservationPeru : the ecotravellers' wildlife guideBrazil : Amazon and Pantanal