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Mattison, Christopher
Frogs and toads / Chris Mattison
London : Natural History Museum, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QL668.E2 M38 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Frogs
Frogs -- Behavior
Toads
Toads -- Behavior
Physical Description 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 188) and index
Contents Origins and classification -- Size and shape, colour and markings -- Interactions with the physical environment -- Enemies and defence -- Food and feeding -- Reproduction -- Life-cycles -- Habitat and distribution -- Frogs and man -- The families
Summary From the smooth, damp animals that leap about to the warty species that tend to run or walk, this book is a guide to these popular and charismatic creatures. Chris Mattison describes the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, highlighting distinctive and notable species and providing detailed information about each of the 49 recognized families. He describes their eventful life cycle, diverse habitats, and the various methods they use to attract mates and hunt for food. The book also explores frogs' interaction with humans, from modern day collection for the meat trade, scientific research, and the trade in exotic pets, to how their survival is threatened by over-exploration, habitat destruction, climate change, and disease
NOTE 534757
Alternate Author Natural History Museum (London, England)

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