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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 amphibians.Artist/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.
Frog.Artist/Author: Sleigh, Charlotte.
Reaktion Animal Series. From the metamorphosing fairytale Frog Prince and The Tale of Jeremy Fisher, to dissections in science class and television’s Kermit, frogs are ever-present in our childhoods. Just what is it about this slimy creature that captures our imagination? While much attention has been paid to the scientific qualities of the frog, little has been said about the large role played by this slippery amphibian in art, literature and popular culture. Charlotte Sleigh’s witty, readable Frog provides an entertaining and sometimes shocking account of this much-loved, and much-misunderstood animal. Sleigh provides answers to many questions, including why frogs have been so prominent in science throughout the years and just what place the frog holds in religion. The many faces of the frog are also explored, such as the devilish and comic; the sophisticated and chauvinist; the revolting and delicious. The author weaves the natural history of the frog together with their mythology in a way that has not been done before with many fine images of frogs from nature and culture.
Frogs and toads.Artist/Author: Mattison, Chris.
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 recognised families. He describes their eventful life-cycle, diverse habitats and the various methods they use to attract mates and hunt for food. For example, did you know that many frogs swallow prey whole and then use the undersides of their eyeballs to help push the food down their throats?
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.
Drawing on the latest research and the recently revised classification system, and illustrated with stunning colour photographs throughout, this guide will appeal to amateur naturalists and all those with an interest in the world of frogs and toads.
Chris Mattison is a natural history writer and photographer who specialises in reptiles and amphibians. He has written and illustrated over 20 books, mostly on the natural history of reptiles and amphibians and their responsible care and breeding in captivity.
His photography regularly appears in books and magazines throughout the world, and he has been a runner-up in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition the international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society for a presentation of 20 photographs of reptiles and amphibians.
Frogs: inside their remarkable world.Artist/Author: Beltz, Ellin.
A comprehensive guide to all 31 families of frogs. A selection of 125 colour photographs of frogs and toads from around the world. Detailed examinations of all 31 frog and toad families, describing biology, behaviour, 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 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 evolution.Artist/Author: Carroll, Robert.
Explores a pivotal moment of vertebrate evolution, the rise of amphibians. This title traces their origin back 365 million years, when particular species of fish travelled down an evolutionary pathway of fin modification that gave rise to legs. It is suitable for palaeontologists, 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.
The systematics and zoogeography of the amphibia of Borneo.Artist/Author: Inger, Robert F.
Borneo, the third largest island in the world, has the largest known amphibian fauna in Sundaland, the portion of the East Indies lying on the continental shelf of Asia. This monograph was the first attempt to summarize knowledge of that rich tropical fauna. It presents full descriptions of all species, including eight described for the first time. It covers taxonomic, ecological, and biogeographical relations of each species, including what was known of the tadpoles of each species. It includes keys to the families, genera within families, and species within genera.