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Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific IslandsArtist/Author: Heatwole, Harold, Jodi Rowley (Editors)
Aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines and to improve decisions about conservation.
Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own.
Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.
Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia: Second EditionArtist/Author: Anstis, Marion.
The identification of the eggs and tadpoles of Australian frogs has been a study waiting to happen for a very long time. Marion Anstis began the process of addressing this with her first book Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: a guide with keys. Now, with Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia, for the first time we have the complete life histories of virtually the entire frog fauna of the Australian continent, which will become a lasting contribution to frog conservation. It contains comprehensive information about Australian tadpoles as well as the eggs, metamorphosed frogs and adult frogs, accompanied by detailed colour photographs. In fact this book has been described as ‘the most comprehensive and thorough treatment of a continental frog fauna that there has ever been’. Using meticulous keys, descriptive characters and a multitude of illustrations, Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia helps readers to identify which tadpole or egg belongs to which frog. The vast photographic array shows live frogs, tadpoles and eggs at various stages in their lives. This magnificent and unique volume is a worthy addition to the library of any naturalist, student or professional with a keen interest in identifying our frogs and learning more about their fascinating life histories. Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia will serve as an invaluable and fundamental tool by contributing greatly towards our understanding of how we can help Australian frogs survive.
A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia: From Port Augusta to Fraser Island Including TasmaniaArtist/Author: Robinson, Martyn
A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia will help you identify all the frogs hopping and croaking their way around Australia. A key, with drawings of distinguishing features, plus a colour photograph and distribution map of each frog, will help you to identify your species. This book has been developed from the New South Wales Frog Watch Programme, a frog-monitoring programme involving schools and amateur herpetologists.
A Photographic Guide to Sea Fishes of AustraliaArtist/Author: Kuiter, Rudie H.
This compact and easy-to-use format is the ideal pocket-size travelling companion. It has an authoritative text describing key identification features. Full-colour photographs illustrating each of the 222 species. Thumbnail outlines of each family group enabling quick identification.
Frogs of Australia: Reed concise guideArtist/Author: Anstis, Marion
A guide to Australian frogs in captivity.Artist/Author: Eipper, Scott.
Covers general management, housing, feeding, breeding, health and diseases. There are individual chapters profiling 32 Australian species kept in captivity.
Frogs of South-east Queensland.Artist/Author: Czechura, Greg.
This small identification guide contains 95 colour images and illustrations to assist with identifying frogs, their habitats and calls. It also includes information on introduced species of frogs and toads and handy hints on frog-watching.
Field guide to the frogs of Queensland.Artist/Author: Vanderduys, Eric.
Provides a comprehensive photographic guide to the 132 species of frogs in Queensland, Australia’s most species-rich state. Species profiles list common and scientific names, as well as information on size, call and preferred habitat for each species. Many species of frogs in Queensland are threatened in some way and for these species, conservation status is given on a state, federal and international level. Generously illustrated with one or more photographs for each species, the book also includes distribution maps, line illustrations which demonstrate key features, and keys to each family, genus and species.
Frogs of South Australia.Artist/Author: Tyler, Michael and Steve Walker.
This third edition is in colour and includes five species of frogs not listed in the earlier editions. Detailed distribution maps pinpoint precisely where each species has been found.
Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia.Artist/Author: Tyler, Michael and Frank Knight.
This guide features concise accounts of all the known frogs of Australia. There are 230 species within the five native frog families: Hylidae, Limnodynastidae, Microhylidae, Myobatrachidae and Ranidae. Also included in this edition are the introduced Cane Toad and nine ‘stowaway’ species that have arrived in Australia.
The text for each species provides details of size, status, distribution, habitat, behaviour and advertisement call. Each species is detailed in it’s own distribution map and is accompanied by one of Knight’s beautiful full-colour painted illustrations. Closely related frogs are shown in identical poses so that comparisons can easily be made. The introductory section of the book covers frog biology and habitats and includes notes on families and genera.
Frogs: a wild Australia guide.Artist/Author: Adcock, Lynne and Ian Morris.
Introduces Australia’s various frog and toad families, informs about where they live and their life cycles and provides the answer to why so many of these beautiful and fascinating creatures are threatened with extinction.
High quality photographs and up-to-date information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make this book perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of frogs, or needs guidance on knowing where to spot them, or wants to understand how to care for them in our environment.
With a systematic organisation of authoritative information including key facts, scientific terms, a full glossary and index for reference, this is the must-have guide for anyone interested in, or wanting to know more, about Australia’s amazing frogs.
Frogs of the Lake Eyre Basin: a field guide.Artist/Author: Tyler, Michael J., Steve G. Wilson and Angus Emmott.
This excellent field guide covers the vast area of the Lake Eyre Basin of Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales which covers about 1.2 million square kilometres, almost one sixth of Australia. The Lake Eyre Basin is a paradox, the country is arid and semi-arid yet contains some of the world’s largest rivers without an outlet to the sea. All creeks and rivers are ephemeral – they are mostly dry except for short periods after rain, when floodwaters spread across the country and make their way to Lake Eyre. Frogs are the often unknown and rarely appreciated story of the boom and bust cycles of Australia’s inland rivers. The ability of desert frogs to lie dormant for years in this driest part of the continent is one of nature’s wonders. And when the rains come, there is an incredible response, countless frogs seem to erupt from nowhere. This field guide beautifully illustrates the 44 native frog species of the Lake Eyre Basin, and one ubiquitous interloper, the Cane toad. The combination of text and images gives just enough information on each frog species, a credit to the three authors.