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Frogs and toads of the world

Author: Chris Mattison
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Mattison
ISBN: 9780691149684 0691149682
OCLC Number: 687685477
Notes: Originally published by the Natural History Museum, London, under the title Frogs and toads.
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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.
Other Titles: Frogs and toads
Frogs & toads of the world
Responsibility: Chris Mattison.

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With nearly 6,000 species identified, frogs and toads are the most familiar and abundant amphibians on the planet. This book traces the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, providing  Read more...

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011 "This is an overview of one of the most baffling, diverse and astonishing of all animal groups."--Cathy Taibbi, Examiner, National wildlife Read more...

 
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