382 pp., illustrations, maps, bibliography. Amphibians, by virtue of their thin, moist, permeable skins, are poorly protected from harsh environments and are especially susceptible to chemical changes, desiccation and alteration of their habitat. Accordingly, it is not surprising that they have manifest proportionately high extinction rates and suffer more severe declines than most other taxa in an environment undergoing unprecedented anthropogenic change. There are various websites that indicate the status of amphibians at a particular time and place. These websites change as status changes. The present book does not compete with those. Rather, it indicates the status of amphibians in Asia at the time of publication, but in addition provides an historical baseline — a sort of time-capsule. In one sense, because species of amphibians are going extinct while chapters are being written and put to press, this book will already be going out of date by the time it is published. In another sense, however, it timeless as one can return to it for information on the status at a particular time and as a baseline for assessing subsequent extents and rates of change. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Conservation Biology of Amphibians of Asia. ...
Publisher: Natural History Publications (Borneo)
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Because of their thin skins, amphibians are often the first creatures to react to changes in their environment. As a result, in a time of climate change, their rates of extinction are high. In this book a wide range of contributors report on the state of amphibians in their region from Mongolia in the North to Timor-Leste in the South. 396 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 2.1kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book may incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia. Bookseller Inventory # AS433