The Encyclopedia of AmphibiansBook - 2000
A comprehensive reference to the world of the amphibian A fascinating world of scientific wonders, the amphibian species is full of unusual and extreme adaptions and is home to numerous unsolved mysteries. The Encyclopedia of Amphibians is your guide to these intriguing and diverse creatures. Amphibians, including frogs, toads, newts and salamanders, surpass all other vertebrate species in survival and reproduction strategies. In addition, as the stunning photographs depict, amphibians are also creatures of extreme beauty. Many tropical tree- and poison-arrow frogs are just as dazzling in appearance as some of the world's most colourful birds. Scientific experts from all over the globe have contributed their knowledge and understanding of amphibians to this comprehensive volume. An excellent resource for both experienced and amateur scientists, The Encyclopedia of Amphibians includes information on thousands of amphibian species from throughout the world. This useful reference guide also includes information on the biology, physiology and evolution of amphibians, as well as chapters on Ecology and Ethology, The Meaning of Amphibians for Mankind and Endangerment and Species Protection. Fascinating and informative, The Encyclopedia of Amphibians is one of the most comprehensive books available on this adaptive and ubiquitous species. (2000)
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2000.
Branch Call Number: 597.803 Enc 3578au 1
Characteristics: 264 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps.
Alternative Title: Amphibians