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The frogs and toads of North America : a comprehensive guide to their identification, behavior, and calls / Lang Elliott, Carl Gerhardt, and Carlos Davidson.

Elliott, Lang. (Author). Gerhardt, H. Carl. (Added Author). Davidson, Carlos. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library QL 668 .E2 E455 2009 30775305500697 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618663996
  • ISBN: 0618663991
  • Physical Description: 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-337) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Classification -- A visual guide to family groups -- Natural history -- Evolution and speciation -- Conservation issues -- Miscellaneous explanations -- Species and track list -- Treefrogs and allies (Hylidae) -- True toads (Bufonidae) -- True frogs (Ranidae) -- North American spadefoots (Scaphipodidae) -- Microhylid frogs and toads (Microhylidae) -- Neotropical frogs (Leptodactylidae) -- Tailed frogs (Asaphidae) -- Burrowing toads (Rhinophrynidae) -- Tongueless frogs (Pipidae) -- Finding, observing, catching, and keeping -- The making of the book -- Acknowledgments -- The photographs -- The sound recordings -- Compact disc track descriptions -- Sources and further reading -- Index to species and groups.
Summary, etc.:
"A beautiful and comprehensive photo-filled guide that is the first to show all of the frogs of North America and includes a CD of their calls Colorful and noisy early indicators of environmental distress, frogs and toads are fascinating to casual nature lovers as well as expert herpetologists. Covering all 101 species in the United States and Canada, this book contains natural history information, identification tips, range and habitat information, summaries of behavior, and descriptions of calls. A 70-minute audio compact disc includes the calls of nearly every species and makes fascinating listening for any nature lover. The book also has sections on conservation issues, public participation in census programs, photography and sound recording, and keeping frogs and toads as pets. From the olive-and-black Pig Frog, which gets its name from its low-pitched, piglike grunt, to the X-marked and familiar-sounding Spring Peeper, the superb photographs and high-quality field recordings combine with the informative text to make this a must-have book for every naturalist."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Frogs > United States > Identification.
Toads > United States > Identification.
Frogs > Canada > Identification.
Toads > Canada > Identification.
Frog sounds > Audio-visual aids.
Toad sounds > Audio-visual aids.

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