A stunning diversity of frog species can be found from coastal swamps to lofty mountain peaks, and from the Florida Keys to the Arctic Ocean. They live in subtropical lowlands, grassland prairies, deserts, and alpine-tundra habitats. Some species have restricted habitat requirements, whereas others occur contiguously from the arid plains or humid southeastern forests to the high tundra.
In this new edition of Frogs of the United States and Canada, now published as a single book rather than a 2-volume set, C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. tours the reader through the marvellous world of North American frogs. Covering 114 native and introduced species from all US states and Canadian provinces, this comprehensive reference on the biology, behaviour, and conservation of the Order Anura includes detailed and updated information on
- past and present distribution
- life history and demography
- reproduction and diet
- landscape ecology and evolution
- diseases, parasites, and threats from toxic substances
- conservation and management
Hundreds of occurrence maps, line drawings, and new colour photographs of frogs and their habitats enhance the text. The most thorough treatment of the life histories, distribution, and status of North American frogs ever produced, Frogs of the United States and Canada has been the go-to reference for naturalists, scientists, and resource managers in their efforts to understand and conserve frogs, their habitats, and biodiversity for over a decade. Based on a meticulously updated examination of more than 8,000 references current through 2021, this second edition ensures Dodd's masterwork will remain an unparalleled resource for years to come.
C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Amphibian Specialist Group, a courtesy Associate Curator of Herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, and a former president of The Herpetologists’ League. He is the author of The Amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Amphibian Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques.
"A MUST have for those with an interest in the frogs of the region!"
– Ian Paulsen, The Guardian
"The best frog book ever written."
– Whit Gibbons, Aiken Standard
"The amount of information, despite Dodd's introductory disclaimer, is nothing short of amazing [...] this set has become my first stop when I seek information about anurans, and it is a must-have for anyone interested in frogs."
– Robert Powell – IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians
"A MUST have for those with an interest in the frogs in the region!"
– Birdbooker Report
"A 'must' definitive 'bible' resource for any with more than a casual interest in frogs."
– Midwest Book Review
"These very well-written, indispensable volumes are exceptionally detailed, accurate, and up-to-date [...] Essential."
"This book is useful not just for biology teachers and researchers but also for wildlife managers and others involved in conservation. It is really a very useful reference source, a sort of a mini encyclopedia on frogs."
– Deekay Daulat – Biz India Magazine
"This set should be on every North American herpetologist's bookshelf and in every academic and research institution library on the continent. Both professional biologists and serious amateurs will find the contribution to be the best summary of knowledge on the biology, natural history, and conservation for each species."
– Stephen J. Hecnar – Herpetological Review