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
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". . . Frogs takes pleasure in common marvels." -- Chicago Tribune
"For people who think of frogs as a dull green warty thing a girl kisses to get a prince, this book is a revelation. . . ." -- Rocky Mountain News
"If you've never thought of frogs as 'beautiful,' this book will change your mind." -- Bloomsbury Review
"Remarkable color photography . . ." -- Science News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.