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Reed Concise Guide

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By Marion Anstis
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 192
Book Size 15 x 94 x 128 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Jan 2017
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: reptiles & amphibians

This is the ultimate pocket guide to the country’s frogs. It may be diminutive in size but it punches well above its weight in terms of usefulness, jam packed with more than 200 images of all the species most likely to be encountered in Australia.

For each of the 180 species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, range and habitat, behaviour and call. The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia – from Striped Burrowing Frog and Short-footed Frog to Green Tree Frog and Common Eastern Froglet – along with some of the more unusual and scarce species to look out for – such as Southern Corroboree Frog, Green and Golden Bell Frog and Southern Gastric Brooding Frog.

The easy-to-use layouts and small size make it ideal for taking on days out or walks in the bush. It is ideal for beginners or wildlife-watchers of an intermediate level, and also for children as a first book on frogs.

Marion Anstis has a lifelong interest in tadpoles and frogs. She is a Research Associate in Herpetology at the Australian Museum and has published dozens of papers on the subject. Her books include the highly acclaimed Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia – a comprehensive 832-page guide on the subject, which was published by Reed New Holland in 2013.

Marion Anstis

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.