David Badger Frogs

ISBN 13: 9780785828433

Frogs

4.12 avg rating
( 16 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780785828433: Frogs
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Frogs and toads fascinate us for many reasons. Frogs sport a dazzling array of colors and markings—some for camouflage, others to warn away predators. Adults also vary a good deal in size, from a tiny Brazilian frog (under one-half inch) to the West African goliath frog (almost sixteen inches), and they exhibit similar diversity in body shape, from the slender tree frogs and narrow-waisted “true frogs” to the stout-bodied roads and buxom burrowing frogs.

Frogs showcases over fifty of the world’s most fascinating frogs. While some of the frogs and toads included in this book will be recognized by readers, others will certainly be new. This is understandable, since there are over 3,950 species worldwide. Frog families such as tree frogs, toads, poison frogs, horned frogs, and bullfrogs, are shown with photographs to distinguish the different species.

In Frogs, John Netherton’s brilliant photos are paired with David Badger’s easy-to-read, non-technical text, pointing out the characteristics that make the frogs so unique and interesting. This four-color reference book gives great detail about the physical characteristics of frogs, and their behavior. From their skin, to their senses of hearing, sight, and taste, to their unique style of communication—croaking, singing, and chirping, all of the traits that make frogs special are described in detail. Their reproductive habits and springing jumps are shown with visual references.  

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Badger, of Franklin, Tennessee, is a journalism professor, former book critic and columnist for the Nashville Tennessean, and has written and edited many other books.  John Netherton, of Nashville, Tennessee, is a renowned nature photographer and a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer.  The pair collaborated on Frogs.

From Library Journal:

Journalism professor Badger and nature photographer Netherton teamed up to create this well-deserved tribute to frogs and toads. Badger relies on scientific writings and older natural history publications for much of his information as he confesses his own lack of amphibian expertise. Frogs is not a field guide but rather a nontechnical book that spotlights a few dozen colorful, interesting, and unique frogs and toads from among the 4000 or so known species worldwide. About half the creatures picked for this volume can be found in parts of North America. In addition to the species descriptions, there are lively and interesting chapters on frogs in popular culture, their physical characteristics and behavior, and environmental challenges. The many striking photographs capture a variety of shapes and colors, from the common drab and dumpy American toad to the brilliant reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and blacks of exotic dart-poison frogs from Central and South America. Recommended for public and high school libraries.?William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 12.99
US$ 43.62

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780896584273: Frogs

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0896584275 ISBN 13:  9780896584273
Publisher: Voyageur Pr, 1999
Softcover

9780760706053: Frogs

Barnes..., 1997
Hardcover

9780896584563: Frogs (WorldLife Library Series)

Voyage..., 2000
Softcover

9780896586741: Frogs

Voyage..., 2004
Hardcover

9780896583146: Frogs

Voyage..., 1995
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Badger, David
Published by Crestline (2011)
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0785828435 . Seller Inventory # Z0785828435ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Badger, David
Published by Crestline
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Gulf Coast Books
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0785828435 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Seller Inventory # Z0785828435ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Badger, David
Published by Crestline (2011)
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0785828435 . Seller Inventory # Z0785828435ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

David Badger
Published by Crestline (2011)
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0785828435

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Badger, David
Published by Crestline
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0785828435 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1591399

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

David Badger
Published by Crestline (2011)
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0785828435

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

David Badger
Published by Crestline (2011)
ISBN 10: 0785828435 ISBN 13: 9780785828433
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Crestline, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0785828435n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 136.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds