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Amphibians of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East: A Photographic GuideArtist/Author: Dufresnes, Christophe
This photographic field guide is a practical, compact and yet exhaustive reference covering all European amphibian species, rom familiar frogs and toads, to exotic salamanders and caecilians.
Amphibians of Britain and Europe covers all 127 species found in the region; each species account describes their appearance, habitat and behaviour, and includes accurate and up-to-date distribution maps, and photos that emphasis key identification features, assisting rapid identification in the field.
Introductory sections describe the general biology of amphibians, their classification, ecology, life-history cycles, diversity and conservation. The species are then described in sections organised by family, with each account covering points of interest such as behaviour, subspecies, eggs and tadpoles and dimorphism, all in rich photographic detail
Herpetofauna Workers’ ManualArtist/Author: Gent, Tony, Steve Gibson
An indispensable manual for conservationists throughout the UK and much of mainland Europe. It provides conservation guidance on the twelve non-marine amphibian and reptile species native to the British Isles. It covers a wide range of issues, from advice on surveying to reintroductions.
Frogs of Australia: Reed Concise GuideArtist/Author: Anstis, Marion
In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to find the World’s Rarest AmphibiansArtist/Author: Moore, Robin
On 9th August 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado stubfoot toad, found only in Ecuador – which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries – such as the Elegant tropical frog, last seen in 1937 and the Chalazodes bubble-nest frog – last seen in 1874 and two new species later, the Search for Lost Frogs had generated more than 650 news articles in 20 countries and over a billion potential viewers. Author Robin Moore was responsible for spearheading the Search for Lost Frogs and coordinating the teams. He also co-led two expeditions to Colombia and Haiti. In Colombia in search of the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad, the steamy jungles of the Choco yielded not the desired species but a brand new one – the Mr. Burns Toad, so-called because of an uncanny resemblance to the Simpsons’ character; the species was selected as one of Time magazine’s top ten new species of 2010. In Haiti the team found six frogs last seen 20 years before, including the Ventriloqual frog, named for its ability to throw its voice. This fascinating new book tells the story of the expedition – its highs and lows, discoveries and failures and the campaign’s ongoing work. Despite the campaign, one third of the world’s amphibians remain threatened with extinction. Most of the species searched for were not found. But those that were provide a glimmer of hope. Understanding why these species have survived when many others have not should help us understand what makes these species different. In Search of Lost Frogs is a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with the author’s superb photographs.
Frogs of Madagascar: Genus Mantella pocket identification guide.Artist/Author: Jovanovic, Olga et al.
This laminated pocket guide with over 30 colour photographs to identify species and individual maps for locating them is the tool to have on hand. In addition, descriptions for each species, the type of habitat where it can be found and conservation status is listed. You can use the checklist to note the location and date of the species you find.
Tadpoles of Africa: the biology and identification of all known tadpoles in sub-Saharan Africa.Artist/Author: Channing, A., M. O. Rodel and J. Channing.
Tadpoles are recognized as the larval forms of frogs in most parts of Africa. Despite this, they are rarely associated with the correct adults. Tadpoles are not well known, and one of the aims of this book is to demonstrate how interesting their morphology and ecology is, as well as to provide some assistance with identification. Although this book deals with tadpoles of sub-Saharan Africa, important literature that explains important features or functions, based on tadpoles from other countries, has been consulted.
The Rise of Amphibians: 365 Million Years of EvolutionArtist/Author: Carroll, Robert.
For nearly 100 million years amphibians and their ancestors dominated the terrestrial and shallow water environments of the earth. Archaic animals with an amphibious way of life gave rise not only to modern frogs, salamanders, and caecilians but also to the ancestors of reptiles, birds, and mammals. In this landmark publication, one of the leading paleontologists of our time explores a pivotal moment of vertebrate evolution, the rise of amphibians.
Synthesizing findings from the rich and highly diverse fossil record of amphibians, Robert Carroll traces their origin back 365 million years, when particular species of fish traveled down an evolutionary pathway of fin modification that gave rise to legs. This period of dramatic radiation was followed by a cataclysmic extinction 250 million years ago. After a long gap, modern amphibian groups gradually emerged. Now the number of amphibian species and individuals throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the earth exceeds that of mammals.
The Rise of Amphibians is documented with more than two hundred illustrations of fossil amphibians and sixteen exquisite color plates depicting amphibians in their natural habitats throughout their long existence. The most comprehensive examination of amphibian evolution ever produced, The Rise of Amphibians is an essential resource for paleontologists, herpetologists, geologists, and evolutionary biologists.
Frogs: and other amphibians.Artist/Author: Starosta, Paul, and Teddy Moncuit.
Features colour photographs of frogs and amphibians of various shapes, sizes and colours.