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Overview

Discover the world of frogs, toads, newts and salamanders -- their natural history, habitats, and fascinating life cycles.

Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the extraordinary world of amphibians. Stunning real-life photographs of frogs and toads, newts and salamanders, and rare caecilians offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the double lives of amphibians on land and in water.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679838791
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/11/1993
Series: Eyewitness Bks.
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 8.77(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.46(d)
Lexile: 1210L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

What is an amphibian?6
Ancient amphibians8
The bare bones10
The importance of water12
Colors and markings14
Self-defense16
Fast food18
Hide and seek20
Senses and survival22
Leaps and bounds24
All fingers and toes30
Mating embraces32
Courtship displays34
Egg laying and parental care36
Metamorphosis38
Early days40
Frog or toad?42
Tailed amphibians46
Life in the trees50
Earth movers54
Poison-dart frogs and mantellas56
Friends and enemies58
Rare and endangered60
Conservation62
Index64

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