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Frogs Frogs are amazingly diverse—ranging from the massive goliath frog which weighs several pounds to the recently discovered gold frog which measures a mere three eighths of an inch when fully grown—and have inhabited the earth for than 200 million years Today however these amphibians face challenges than any other vertebrate group In this fun and informative book herpetologists Mike Dorcas and Whit Gibbons answer common and not so common uestions people may have about these fascinating animalsDorcas and Gibbons discuss how frogs evolved which species currently exist in the world and why some have recently gone extinct They reveal what frogs eat and what eats them their role in cultures across the globe why many populations are declining and what we can do to reverse this dangerous trend why there are deformed frogs and much They answer expected uestions such as What is the difference between a frog and a toad and Why do some people lick toads and unexpected ones such as Why do some frogs lay their eggs in the leaves of trees and Do frogs feel painThe authors’ easy to understand yet thorough explanations provide insight into the amazing biology of this amphibian group In addressing conservation uestions Dorcas and Gibbons highlight the frightening implications of the current worldwide amphibian crisis which many scientists predict will bring extinction rates experienced by frog species to levels not seen in any vertebrate animal group in millions of yearsPacked with facts and featuring two color galleries and 70 black and white photographs Frogs The Animal Answer Guide is sure to address the uestions on the minds of curious naturalists

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Frogs
  • Michael E. Dorcas
  • English
  • 01 May 2015
  • 9780801899362