The Book of Frogs

The Book of Frogs

A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species From Around the World

Book - 2016
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With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the Golden Poison Frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin's Frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into the world. The Wood Frogs of North America freeze every winter, reanimating in the spring from the glucose and urea that prevent cell collapse.

The Book of Frogs commemorates the diversity and magnificence of all of these creatures, and many more. Six hundred of nature's most fascinating frog species are displayed, with each entry including a distribution map, sketches of the frogs, species identification, natural history, and conservation status. Life-size color photos show the frogs at their actual size--including the colossal seven-pound Goliath Frog. Accessibly written by expert Tim Halliday and containing the most up-to-date information, The Book of Frogs will captivate both veteran researchers and amateur herpetologists.

As frogs increasingly make headlines for their troubling worldwide decline, the importance of these fascinating creatures to their ecosystems remains underappreciated. The Book of Frogs brings readers face to face with six hundred astonishingly unique and irreplaceable species that display a diverse array of adaptations to habitats that are under threat of destruction throughout the world.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780226184654
Branch Call Number: 597.89 HALLIDAY
Characteristics: 656 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm


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May 03, 2018

In the same vein as Book of Beetles and Book of Eggs (I'm not sure which came first), Book of Frogs gives actual-size images of thousands of Frog species. While blown up pictures of small species and cut down pictures of huge species that accompany these are a little distracting, there are some beautiful species in this book, and some weird-looking ones. A must for animal lovers everywhere especially those interested in frogs.


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