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Classifying Amphibians

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What makes an amphibian an amphibian? How is a frog different from a toad? What is a mudpuppy? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually ...
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Overview

What makes an amphibian an amphibian? How is a frog different from a toad? What is a mudpuppy? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually belong to another. 'Classifying Amphibians' looks at the amazing animals that lead a double life. Find out how amphibians are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From hellbenders to tree frogs, from giant goliath frogs to tiny tadpoles, discover what makes amphibians so special.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432923624
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Series: Classifying Living Things Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.

Louise Spilsbury is a very experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.

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Table of Contents

How Classification Works 4

What Is an Amphibian? 6

The Amphibian Life Cycle 8

Amphibian Skin 10

Frogs 12

Tree Frogs 14

Other Frogs of the Forest 16

Special Frog Parents 18

Toads 20

Salamanders 22

Aquatic and Lungless Salamanders 24

Caecilians 26

Lost Forever? 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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