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Author Halliday, Tim, 1945- author.

Title The book of frogs : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world / Tim Halliday.

Publication Info. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    597.89 HAL    DUE 06-01-20
Description 656 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 646-647) and indexes.
Contents What is a frog? -- Complex life cycle -- An acoustic world -- Frogs, toads & people -- Population declines -- Amphibian diseases -- Distribution & classification -- Why the number of frog species is increasing -- The frogs.
Summary With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the golden poison dart frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into the world. The wood frogs of North America freeze every winter, reanimating in the spring from the glucose and urea that prevent cell collapse. --Publisher
Subject Frogs -- Anatomy.
Frogs -- Behavior.
Frogs -- Identification.
Added Title Frogs
ISBN 9780226184654 (cloth : alk. paper)
022618465X (cloth : alk. paper)

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