Frogs of the World: A Guide to Every Family (Hardcover)

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Frogs of the World: A Guide to Every Family (Hardcover)


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A richly illustrated guide to the world's frogs that includes species from every family

With more than 7,600 known species, frogs exhibit an extraordinary range of forms and behaviors, from those that produce toxins so deadly that they could kill a human many times over to those that can survive being frozen in ice. Frogs of the World is an essential guide to this astonishingly diverse group of animals. An in-depth introduction covers everything from the origins and evolution of frogs to their life cycles and defense strategies. Beautiful illustrations accompany profiles of species from each family, shedding invaluable light on the enormous range of appearance, habitats, and behavior of these marvelous creatures.
  • Features hundreds of stunning color photographs
  • Covers taxonomy, anatomy, locomotion, reproduction, diet, and more
  • Discusses the conservation of the world's frogs
  • An invaluable resource for herpetologists, naturalists, and anyone interested in amphibians
Mark O'Shea is professor of herpetology at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and the author of many books, including Snakes of the World and Lizards of the World (both Princeton). Simon Maddock is a lecturer in ecology and evolution at Newcastle University in the UK. He works on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of threatened amphibians and reptiles.
Product Details ISBN: 9780691248301
ISBN-10: 0691248303
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English