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Frogs: Inside Their Remarkable World

by Ellin Beltz
 

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"A comprehensive guide to all 31 families of frogs. Spectacular full-color photographs... This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages." — Science News

Frogs and toads are one of nature's great animal success stories. They are also the "canary in the mine" for climate change. Renowned herpetologist Ellin Beltz paints a compelling picture of these

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"A comprehensive guide to all 31 families of frogs. Spectacular full-color photographs... This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages." — Science News

Frogs and toads are one of nature's great animal success stories. They are also the "canary in the mine" for climate change. Renowned herpetologist Ellin Beltz paints a compelling picture of these small survivors.

Some of the features of Frogs are:

  • Unprecedented selection of 125 color photographs of frogs and toads from around the world
  • Detailed examinations of all 31 frog and toad families, describing biology, behavior, physical characteristics, habitat, voice, feeding and reproduction
  • Review of the environmental threats that are rapidly reducing frog numbers around the world and the ongoing conservation efforts to stem potential losses
  • Historical overview of frogs in myth and culture and their place in art and literature
  • Sidebars highlighting unusual and interesting facts.

Frogs is a comprehensive and fascinating reference that is extremely useful for herpetologists and naturalists and informative for general readers.

Editorial Reviews

The Canadian Field Naturalist - Francis R. Coook
The spectacular feature of this book is its over 160 vivid colour frog portraits and two coloured diagrams of skeletal and internal structures of a typical frog from a variety of sources which effectively depict the range of frog diversity. But it is not just another pretty picture book. The text, though brief, is both instructive and entertaining on a wide range of frog topics. It is a near perfect introduction to a world overview of these lively and attractive animals for anyone young or old.
The Cottager (cottager.com)
A great book for nature enthusiasts young and old. ... Frogs is a feast for the eyes and the mind. A great reference book for any home or cottage
Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society
Filled with valuable information ... extremely useful with a flowing style for easy reading ... An excellent book.
— Harlan D. Walley and Theresa L. Wusterbarth, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University
Sideroads of Caledon
Fascinating. The colour photographs of frog around the world are beautiful.
— N. Glenn Perrell
Wildlife Activist
Many interesting facts... a comprehensive look.
Science Books and Films
Color pictures... are startling in their beauty and intrigue... clearly written text... an easy book to enjoy and savor.
— James W. Waddick
Choice
An excellent overview... well written, albeit on a popular level, and it is copiously illustrated with eye-catching color photographs.
— C.E. Buckley
Animal Keepers' Forum [Journal of American Zookeep
Absolutely fascinating, even to the non-naturalist... Such is the subtle lure of Frogs: Inside Their Remarkable World, a book that seduces the reader with intriguing textual detail and marvelous up-close photography.
Aiken Standard
125 stunning color photographs... unveils a remarkable amphibian world... [This book] will convince you that frogs are amazing.
— Whit Gibbons
Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society
Wonderful... easy-to-read and comprehensive... concise, well written and well-illustrated summary... accurate and informative but not overly technical.
— James N. Stuart
Science News
A comprehensive guide to all 31 families of frogs. Spectacular full-color photographs... This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Olympia Olympian
The one-two delivery of information and fascinating photographs is a great deal.
— Sharon Wootton
Globe and Mail
An engaging and informative guide... illustrated with hundreds of brilliant color photographs.
Booklist
An entertaining and comprehensive introduction... a beautifully illustrated primer.
— Nancy Bent
Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society - Harlan D. Walley and Theresa L. Wusterbarth
Filled with valuable information, yet not overly technical. This makes the book extremely useful with a flowing style for easy reading, and keep[s] the reader captivated.... An excellent book for anyone having a budding interest in anuran biology, and herpetology in general.
Sideroads of Caledon - N. Glenn Perrell
Fascinating. The colour photographs of frog around the world are beautiful.
Science Books and Films - James W. Waddick
The color pictures of frogs and toads are startling in their beauty and intrigue... clearly written text... an easy book to enjoy and savor.
Choice - C.E. Buckley
An excellent overview... well written, albeit on a popular level, and it is copiously illustrated with eye-catching color photographs.
Aiken Standard - Whit Gibbons
125 stunning color photographs... unveils a remarkable amphibian world... [This book] will convince you that frogs are amazing.
Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society - James N. Stuart
Wonderful... easy-to-read and comprehensive... concise, well written and well-illustrated summary of the order Anura that is accurate and informative but not overly technical.
Booklist - Nancy Bent
An entertaining and comprehensive introduction... a beautifully illustrated primer.
Olympia Olympian - Sharon Wootton
The one-two delivery of information and fascinating photographs is a great deal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554075027
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,344,547
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Ellin Beltz is a biologist, herpetologist and author. She has taught at Northeastern Illinois University, the Morton Arboretum, Trinity Christian College and College of the Redwoods.

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