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Featuring 120 color photographs by renowned nature photographer John Netherton, Frogs explores in detail the lives of 50 of the most unusual frog, tree frog, and toad species from around the world. Author David Badger includes fascinating frog lore from across the centuries and describes everything from the physical traits and reproduction habits of frogs and toads to territorial behavior and life span.

Highlights general "frog facts" along with literary quotes from famous authors, plus frog lore. Features 120 color photographs by renowned nature photographer John Netherton. For natural history buffs; fans of frogs.

Also recommended: Snakes, Frogs Postcard Collection.

Journalism professor Badger and nature photographer Netherton teamed up to create this well-deserved tribute to frogs and toads. Badger relies on scientific writings and older natural history publications for much of his information as he confesses his own lack of amphibian expertise. Frogs is not a field guide but rather a nontechnical book that spotlights a few dozen colorful, interesting, and unique frogs and toads from among the 4000 or so known species worldwide. About half the creatures picked for this volume can be found in parts of North America. In addition to the species descriptions, there are lively and interesting chapters on frogs in popular culture, their physical characteristics and behavior, and environmental challenges. The many striking photographs capture a variety of shapes and colors, from the common drab and dumpy American toad to the brilliant reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and blacks of exotic dart-poison frogs from Central and South America. Recommended for public and high school libraries.?William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., AmesCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. ". . . Frogs takes pleasure in common marvels." -- Chicago Tribune"For people who think of frogs as a dull green warty thing a girl kisses to get a prince, this book is a revelation. . . ." -- Rocky Mountain News"If you've never thought of frogs as 'beautiful,' this book will change your mind." -- Bloomsbury Review"Remarkable color photography . . ." -- Science News

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Voyageur Pr (June 1, 1999)
  • English
  • 3
  • Science & Math

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  • By Midge on June 14, 2016

    I had seen this book that a friend had and wanted my own copy. Love the photography. Price could hardly be beat!!

  • By Miss Nina on December 8, 2010

    This book is pretty and wonderful. My kids enjoyed it even before they learned to read. It is worth the price and the pictures are amazing

  • By Matt on December 7, 2012

    Nice, big book with wonderful pictures. Great value for the price. I bought this for my son for Christmas and I am sure he will love it.

  • By Charlie on September 12, 2014

    In great condition. Thanks so much.

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  • By Anyechka on February 9, 2008

    This book, the first of what would be three collaborations between writer David Badger and photographer John Netherton, puts a well-deserved spotlight on the amazing frogs and toads of the world. Although lizards are my own favorite herps, I also really like frogs and toads. And since they're the most visible and well-known of the amphibian part of the herp world, it seems like they're most people's favorite amphibians by default. The photographs in the book are so beautiful, going beyond just another book of frog and toad photos. The animals are captured at various angles, in various lighting, in various locales, and even struggling against nature, as in the picture of the poor greenhouse frog trying to extricate itself from a Venus flytrap. Mr. Badger discusses subjects such as reproduction, diet, the need to save amphibian populations, the potential medical breakthroughs they're hiding in their bodies (a number of frogs and toads secrete a veritable medicine chest), frog photography, humanity's relationship to the frog, the growing popularity of the frog in recent years, hearing, vocalisation, hibernation, and locomotion. He also provides short but sweet information on the various species profiled, along with maps showing where they live.Among the frogs and toads photographed are the dart-poison frog, cane toad, glass large-eyed frog, White's tree frog, Chinese microhylid, pygmy banana frog, Pacman frog (the Argentine horned frog), red-eyed tree frog, barking tree frog, pickerel frog, Fowler's toad, Oriental fire-bellied toad, Eastern spadefoot toad, Surinam toad (one of the most interesting specimens in the book, to say the least), harlequin frog, and red-banded crevice creeper. Most of the frogs and toads I had been familiar with previously were the domesticated ones I'd read about in books on pet herps, so learning about and seeing pictures of all of these non-pet species was a real treat. A lot of times each picture seemed to be better and cuter than the last. It's a perfect book for someone who's already interested in herps, or someone who just wants a better understanding and appreciation of frogs and toads.

  • By buen chapin on June 3, 2007

    This is another winner! One of most beautiful book on frogs I've found, and these books are hard to find. The pictures are awesome. Excellent work Mr. Badger! For more information on frogs check out "Frogs a chorus of colors" by Behler. Less pics but more info.


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