Frogs of the United States and Canada

Un libro in lingua di Dodd C. Kenneth Jr. edito da Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2013

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C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr. (wildlife ecology and conservation, U. of Florida) presents an ambitious two-volume reference on over 100 species of frogs of North America north of the Mexican border. Each entry has differing amounts of information, though each has defined sections on nomenclature, etymology, identification, species distribution, fossil record, geographic phenotypic variations, adult habitat, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, calling and mate selection, breeding sites, reproduction tidbits, larval ecology, diet, predation and defense capabilities, population biology, community ecology, susceptibility to potential stressors, status and conservation, and a bibliography. While not a field-guide, this research-dense reference is written for biologists, conservation advocates, and frog enthusiasts. An introduction outlines major aspects of general frog biology and evolution. Species accounts are organized by biological family. There is also a special section on established nonnative species. The second volume contains an extensive bibliography, glossary, and two indices tracking potential stressors and both scientific and common names. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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