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About this book
About this book
Textbook from two highly experienced herpetologists which aims to serve as an engaging introduction to the natural history of over 4,500 species. Conservation issues are discussed in the final chapter.
<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>Introduction <TR><TD>2 <TD>Skin <TR><TD>3 <TD>Breathing <TR><TD>4 <TD>Limbs and Locomotion <TR><TD>5 <TD>Tail <TR><TD>6 <TD>Nose and Chemoreception <TR><TD>7 <TD>Eyes and Vision <TR><TD>8 <TD>Food Habits <TR><TD>9 <TD>Ears and Hearing <TR><TD>10 <TD>Voice <TR><TD>11 <TD>Temperature Characteristics <TR><TD>12 <TD>Body Water Regulation <TR><TD>13 <TD>Protection against Predators <TR><TD>14 <TD>Home Range and Movements <TR><TD>15 <TD>Territorial Behavior and Fighting <TR><TD>16 <TD>Homing and Migration <TR><TD>17 <TD>Reproduction <TR><TD>18 <TD>Parental Care <TR><TD>19 <TD>Contributions of Amphibians to Human Welfare <TR><TD>20 <TD>Declining Amphibians <TR><TD> <TD>Literature Cited <TR><TD> <TD>Index
316 pages, Figs throughout
This fine book helps us to appreciate amphibians more fully and provides vital scientific information that may help us to protect them... Although amphibians are but one piece of the biodiversity crisis, this book may become a model for those who champion the preservation of threatened species of all kinds. -- Andrew R. Blaustein Trends in Ecology and Evolution Conveys the authors' enthusiasm for studying the natural history of a fascinating group of animals. The illustrations are superb [and the] line drawings are a delight... A major contribution. -- Kentwood D. Wells >The Quarterly Review of Biology '[P]rofessional zoologists and serious amateurs... will find it a really useful, and enjoyable, work of reference. -- Nicholas Gould >International Zoo News" This book ... seems likely to replace Duellman and Trueb's Biology of Amphibians as the standard text for students and researchers. -- Chris Mattison New Scientist