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The nature of frogs : amphibians with attitude
Parsons, Harry.
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Publication Information:
Vancouver, [B.C.] ; New York : Greystone Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 102 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Reading Level:
1220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 3.0 67087.

Reading Counts RC High School 10 7 Quiz: 33261 Guided reading level: NR.
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QL668.E2 P32 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Introduces the habitat, behavior, and mating habits of frogs and provides information about how frogs have been described in literature and myth.

Author Notes

Herpetologist and naturalist Harry Parsons has prepared amphibian and reptile resource studies, management plans, and threatened-species reports for these frequently misunderstood animals. Over twenty-five years, he has been responsible for public education and resource management plans for parks and protected areas across North America. He lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. Stunning color photographs on every other page introduce the animals in these well-designed natural histories. Close-ups of a charging silverback gorilla and an amazing photograph of a Colombian poison dart frog will invite readers to learn more about the subjects. The photographs alone would make these great, but there's also plenty of information. Each volume focuses on a particular species, exploring its habitat, members, behavior, and mating habits. And along with descriptions of various aspects of the particular animal families are anecdotes of the animals' depiction in literature, myths about members of the species, and interesting tales of famous animals. These will be fine additions to both public and school libraries--for general circulation as well as reference, for adults as well as younger readers. --Heather Hepler

Table of Contents

Prefacep. IX
I Consider the Frogp. 1
II Kermit and the Devilp. 29
III A Frog He Did A-Wooing Gop. 41
IV Food or Foep. 65
V The Future of the Order Anurap. 83
For Further Readingp. 95
Appendix Frog Familiesp. 97
Indexp. 99