Frogs of the world : a guide to every family

Mark O'Shea

Book - 2024

With more than 7,600 known species, frogs exhibit an extraordinary range of forms and behaviors, from those that produce toxins so deadly that they could kill a human many times over to those that can survive being frozen in ice. Frogs of the World is an essential guide to this astonishingly diverse group of animals. An in-depth introduction covers everything from the origins and evolution of frogs to their life cycles and defense strategies. Beautiful illustrations accompany profiles of species from each family, shedding invaluable light on the enormous range of appearance, habitats, and behavior of these marvelous creatures.

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Published
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press 2024.
Language
English
Main Author
Mark O'Shea (author)
Other Authors
Simon Maddock (author), John Woodcock, 1953- (illustrator)
Physical Description
240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780691248301
  • Introduction
  • Archaeobatrachia
  • Mesobatrachia
  • Neobatrachia
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading and Useful Resources
  • Index
  • Picture Credits and Acknowledgments