Frogs and toads.
Our Stock ID: 32341
London: Natural History Museum Publications, 2011 .
Quarto, dustwrapper,192 pp., colour photographs. BRAND NEW.
Chris Mattison describes the evolution and classification of frogs and toads, highlighting distinctive and notable species and providing detailed information about each of the 49 recognised families. He describes their eventful life-cycle, diverse habitats and the various methods they use to attract mates and hunt for food. For example, did you know that many frogs swallow prey whole and then use the undersides of their eyeballs to help push the food down their throats?
The book also explores frogs' interaction with humans, from modern day collection for the meat trade, scientific research and the trade in exotic pets, to how their survival is threatened by over-exploration, habitat destruction, climate change and disease.
Drawing on the latest research and the recently revised classification system, and illustrated with stunning colour photographs throughout, this guide will appeal to amateur naturalists and all those with an interest in the world of frogs and toads.
Chris Mattison is a natural history writer and photographer who specialises in reptiles and amphibians. He has written and illustrated over 20 books, mostly on the natural history of reptiles and amphibians and their responsible care and breeding in captivity.
His photography regularly appears in books and magazines throughout the world, and he has been a runner-up in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – the international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society for a presentation of 20 photographs of reptiles and amphibians.
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