Frogs and Tadpoles of Australia
|Book Size||328 x 207 x 10|
|Release Date||1 Jun 2007|
|Subject Classification||The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: aquatic creatures / Freshwater life|
This book is all about Australian frogs. Not all of them are included, but enough to give you an idea of the huge variety of frogs we have. You?ll also get to meet some of their tadpoles.
Meet the Frogs', from the Young Reed series of natural history books, introduces you to the different types of frogs living in Australia. ?About Our Frogs? and ?Calling All Females? tells you about their physical features and behaviour. ?From Egg to Frog?, ?The World of Tadpoles? and ?Who Needs a Tadpole?? are all about the early development of frogs. Starting with ?Southern Treasures?, each following double-page spread shows a different type of habitat and the frogs that live there. The map on the next page shows the habitats covered in the book. Each coloured box matches the habitat listed beside it in the contents list. You can then find the habitat on the map. Note that habitats across Australia mostly merge into each other, so each habitat can still be quite varied.
Marion Anstis has had a life long fascination with the life history of frogs, and her quest for tadpole identification has culminated in her book Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia, which won the most sought-after prize in Australian zoological publishing, the 2002 Whitley Medal. Marion is also an accomplished artist and photographer of tadpoles and frogs.