DK Eyewitness Books: Amphibian

Editor/Author Clarke, Barry
Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-7566-1380-8
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 266
Book Status: Available
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Discover the different habitats and life cycles in the world of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. Eyewitness Amphibian takes a close look at the fascinating natural history of these creatures from the bright green, red-eyed tree frogs to the dull, burrowing, wormlike caecilians; from startling black and yellow fire salamanders to tiny transparent glass frogs and much, much more!

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Table of Contents

  • What is an amphibian?
  • Ancient amphibians
  • The bare bones
  • The importance of water
  • Colors and markings
  • Protection from predators
  • Fast food
  • Hide and seek
  • Senses and survival
  • Leaps and bounds
  • All fingers and toes
  • Mating embraces
  • Courtship displays
  • Egg laying and parental care
  • Metamorphosis
  • Early days
  • Frog or toad?
  • Tailed amphibians
  • Life in the trees
  • Earth movers
  • Poison-dart frogs and mantellas
  • Friends and enemies
  • Rare and endangered
  • Conservation
  • Did you know?
  • Keeping amphibians as pets
  • Find out more
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments