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What is an Amphibian?
     

What is an Amphibian?

by Robert Snedden, Oxford Scientific Films (Photographer)
 

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From a review by Horn Book: "Illustrated with color photographs of the world's frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, the survey introduces physical characteristics and the life cycle of amphibians. The color drawings and glossy photographs are imaginatively placed throughout this informative text."

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From a review by Horn Book: "Illustrated with color photographs of the world's frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders, the survey introduces physical characteristics and the life cycle of amphibians. The color drawings and glossy photographs are imaginatively placed throughout this informative text."

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Amphibian means "both lives" because nearly all of these creatures spend their early life in the water without legs until a metamorphosis occurs when they become air-breathing, land-living adults. Did you know that the Caecilian is the exception? This unusual amphibian has no legs and looks like a giant earthworm because of its segmented skin. This book helps young biologists explore the fascinating world of the amphibians, explains how they are classified, why they are special, and describes their daily lives. The pages are filled with colorful photographs of frogs, newts, turtles, toads, and other amphibians shot from unusual and striking vantagepoints. A Glossary and Index are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871569288
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books for Children
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Books for Children Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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What do you think an amphibian is? It is a word you may have come across if you have studied frogs, which are one of the commonest types of amphibian. Perhaps you have noticed that frogs seem to spend much of their time near water. One of the things that makes amphibians different from other animals is the importance of water to them. This book will show you the ways in which amphibians are adapted for life on land and in water.

Meet the Author

Robert Snedden has written numerous books on science and nature for children.

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