Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Amphibians of Central and... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former library copy. Usual stamps and stickers. No other page markings or creases. Minor shelf wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa (Comstock Books in Herpetology) Hardcover – October 25, 2001

4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$69.95
$22.50 $21.40

Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Wiley Summer Savings Event.
Save up to 40% during Wiley's Summer Savings Event. Learn more.
$69.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa (Comstock Books in Herpetology)
  • +
  • Amphibians of East Africa
  • +
  • A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa
Total price: $173.41
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Alan Channing has produced a 'field guide' with the most extensive geographic range for amphibians for any part of Africa. . . . The book is thorough, yet succinct. It includes amply illustrated taxonomic keys and a glossary, so the user can quickly identify a specimen to family, then to genus, and then to species. . . . Channing has learned from and improved upon the format of previous books, and his geographical coverage is greater than most. . . . For those persons interested in learning about the amphibians in central and southern Africa, or doing fieldwork there, having a thorough volume like Channing's will make it a lot easier."―Copeia, 2002, No. 4

"In all, this book is not only a first-of-its-kind and long-awaited reference/guide book, but a book that is most readable and easily understood by virtually anyone interested in amphibians. One will be delighted by the excellent writing style and wealth of information presented by Channing."―Sonoran Herpetologist, 2002

"Herpetologist Channing has produced a superb identification and reference guide to the more than 200 species of caecilians, toads, and frogs of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. . . . Well-written and authoritative. Recommended."―Choice, July 2002

"This book represents a major advance in the study of African amphibians. . . . Channing has extensive field experience and knowledge of amphibians of central and southern Africa, and his book will be of great interest to naturalists, biologists, and frog lovers."―Javier Valverde, Reptilia, No 23, August 2002

"Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa is more than a conventional field guide; it offers information in addition to the usual brief species descriptions, distribution maps and colour photographs typically found in a field guide."―Graham J. Alexander, University of the Witwatersrand, African Journal of Herpetology, 51(2) 2002

"Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa is a comprehensive, easy to read compilation of the current state of knowledge on amphibians in sub-equatorial Africa. . . . Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa is comprehensive, well written and suitable for both amateurs and researchers."―Janet Hughes, Penn State, E-Streams, Vol. 5, No. 7

"At last, a book that covers the amphibians of all of central and southern Africa! Alan Channing has combined his wide experience in the field and unique familiarity with the vocalizations of the frogs with a detailed synthesis of the literature to produce an outstanding work that will meet the needs of the interested naturalist as well as the professional biologist."―Kim M. Howell, Department of Zoology and Marine Biology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

"Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa is a major step forward in the study of African amphibian biology. The first comprehensive treatment of southern Africa, it will be extraordinarily important in directing the way for further research. The keys are workable and the accounts succinct and accurate. Alan Channing's book will prove valuable for the serious systematist, people interested in access to what is known of the life-history of southern African frogs and caecilians, and anyone who requires knowledge on the life-history , ecology, and distribution of southern African amphibians for conservation applications."―Darrel Frost, Curator of Herpetology, American Museum of Natural History
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Comstock Books in Herpetology
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates; 1 edition (October 25, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801438659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801438653
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,408,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By N. H. De Jong on March 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book looks very nice and the provided information is very helpful with determining the species. However, the first toad I met in Namibia, fits the description of Bufo gutturalis and the photograph of Bufo garmani. I think that these pictures are swapped. The second species I found is a tree frog with orange and black net-like pattern. With the pictures I cannot find it and my own photograph appears to be not enough to use the provided keys to the species. The third species I found is a small toad with a blinking green stripe in the middle of the back and this is exactly the same story.

Concluding: 192 very nice colour photographs and very clear and informative text for each species, but you need to have the animal in captivity (or dead) to use the keys.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Very nice book, but I would have expected the pictures to be next to the description of the animal.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
science not husbandry
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa (Comstock Books in Herpetology)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa (Comstock Books in Herpetology)