Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)

Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)

Frogs are amazingly diverse―ranging from the large goliath frog, which weighs numerous kilos, to the lately came across gold frog, which measures a trifling three-eighths of an inch while absolutely grown―and have inhabited the earth for greater than two hundred million years. this present day, besides the fact that, those amphibians face extra demanding situations than the other vertebrate staff. during this enjoyable and informative publication, herpetologists Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons solution universal and not-so-common questions humans can have approximately those attention-grabbing animals.

Dorcas and Gibbons talk about how frogs developed, which species at the moment exist on the planet, and why a few have lately long gone extinct. They exhibit what frogs devour and what eats them, their position in cultures around the globe, why many populations are declining and what we will do to opposite this risky pattern, why there are deformed frogs, and lots more and plenty extra. They solution anticipated questions corresponding to "What is the adaptation among a frog and a toad?" and "Why do a little humans lick toads?" and unforeseen ones resembling "Why perform a little frogs lay their eggs within the leaves of trees?" and "Do frogs think pain?"

The authors’ easy-to-understand but thorough reasons supply perception into the fantastic biology of this amphibian staff. In addressing conservation questions, Dorcas and Gibbons spotlight the scary implications of the present around the globe amphibian challenge, which many scientists are expecting will deliver extinction charges skilled via frog species to degrees now not noticeable in any vertebrate animal workforce in thousands of years.

Packed with evidence and that includes colour galleries and 70 black-and-white pictures, Frogs: The Animal solution Guide is certain to handle the questions about the minds of curious naturalists.

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