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Frogs Hardcover – May 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785828435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785828433
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

". . . 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.

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The pictures are awesome.
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The photographs in the book are so beautiful, going beyond just another book of frog and toad photos.
Anyechka
I ordered this book for a 10 year old who's crazy about frogs.
Ann Marie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K Susan on April 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
Tired of seeing the same photographs in older books ? Try this book, you will not be disappointed with the spectacular original color photographs by well known nature photographer John Netherton. Accompanying text gives general description of frog sizes, habitats, mating habits and distributions. This book is a definite must for any nature lover for its photos alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anyechka on February 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book, the first of what would be three collaborations between writer David Badger and photographer John Netherton, puts a well-deserved spotlight on the amazing frogs and toads of the world. Although lizards are my own favorite herps, I also really like frogs and toads. And since they're the most visible and well-known of the amphibian part of the herp world, it seems like they're most people's favorite amphibians by default. The photographs in the book are so beautiful, going beyond just another book of frog and toad photos. The animals are captured at various angles, in various lighting, in various locales, and even struggling against nature, as in the picture of the poor greenhouse frog trying to extricate itself from a Venus flytrap. Mr. Badger discusses subjects such as reproduction, diet, the need to save amphibian populations, the potential medical breakthroughs they're hiding in their bodies (a number of frogs and toads secrete a veritable medicine chest), frog photography, humanity's relationship to the frog, the growing popularity of the frog in recent years, hearing, vocalisation, hibernation, and locomotion. He also provides short but sweet information on the various species profiled, along with maps showing where they live.

Among the frogs and toads photographed are the dart-poison frog, cane toad, glass large-eyed frog, White's tree frog, Chinese microhylid, pygmy banana frog, Pacman frog (the Argentine horned frog), red-eyed tree frog, barking tree frog, pickerel frog, Fowler's toad, Oriental fire-bellied toad, Eastern spadefoot toad, Surinam toad (one of the most interesting specimens in the book, to say the least), harlequin frog, and red-banded crevice creeper.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If frogs are the attraction, don't miss natural history writer David Badger's Frogs, which profiles over fifty frogs selected for their unusual qualities. There are over 3,950 species in the world, so it's unlikely even the most avid frog fan will have seen many of these fascinating photos. But Frogs isn't just a coffee table picture book; it pairs photos by John Neterton with David Badger's non-technical facts and observations, making for an outstanding result.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on December 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Nice, big book with wonderful pictures. Great value for the price. I bought this for my son for Christmas and I am sure he will love it.
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By Ann Marie on May 5, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I ordered this book for a 10 year old who's crazy about frogs. She loves it, but it's not just for children. Adults would love it. I wanted to keep it. The pictures are wonderful, almost breathtaking in color and detail. The written text is informative and interesting. I considered a lot of frog books on Amazon, I'm glad I chose this one.
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