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By: Louis du Preez(Author), Vincent C Carruthers(Author)
520 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide, published in its first edition with the title A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa, is an authoritative and comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of frog and toad biology and behaviour. Now updated and including recently discovered species, it has a fascinating introduction that unpacks frog biology, along with a full illustrated identification key. Stunning full-colour photographs of both frogs and tadpoles accompany distribution maps and authoritative text for each species; and QR codes link readers directly to their frog calls.
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Vincent Carruthers is an author and environmental consultant. He is a registered professional scientist specialising in amphibians and wetlands, and an amateur historian. He works with several universities and overseas institutions and has published books and articles on wildlife, history and natural science, including The Wildlife of Southern Africa; South African Frogs: A Complete Guide (co-authored with Neville Passmore) and, along with Louis du Preez, A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa which was reissued in a second edition with the title Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide.
Louis du Preez is a professor of Zoology at the North-WestUniversity, South Africa, where he heads the African Amphibian Conservation research group. His research interest lies with frogs and their parasites, subjects on which he publishes regularly.
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