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Some 300 species of amphibians inhabit North America. North American Amphibians reflects the enormous growth in interest about amphibians and the increased intensity of scientific research into their fascinating biology and continent-wide distribution that has occurred during the past two decades. North American Amphibians presents the spectacular diversity of North American amphibians in a geographic context. It covers all formally recognized amphibian species found in the U.S. and Canada, many of which are endangered or threatened with extinction.
Maps and accounts of each species provide current information about distribution, habitat and conservation. Researchers, professional herpetologists, and interested readers will value North American Amphibians as a guide and reference. Designed for portability, North American Amphibians features complete distribution maps and color photographs.
David M. Green is Professor and Director of the Redpath Museum at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Linda Weir is a Wildlife Biologist with the United States Geological Survey and Coordinator of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland. Gary S. Casper is Associate Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station and head of the Wisconsin Herpetological Atlas Project. Michael J. Lannoo is Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the author of Leopold's Shack and Rickett's Lab and Amphibian Declines (both from UC Press), among other books.