Face to Face with Frogs
By (author) Mark W. Moffett
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Face to Face with Frogs by Mark W. Moffett
Book DescriptionYou re two inches away from a poison dart frog. You re lying on the rainforest floor as she hops toward you, utterly fearless. This deadly "terribilis" frog has nothing to fear; "your" fear is that any accidental contact with your skin could mean death! Let Mark W. Moffett, winner of the 2006 Lowell Thomas Medal for Exploration, show you around the diverse world of frogs. Get the expert view on our amphibian friends, from metamorphosis to diet, from habitat to distinctive features; and learn why we urgently need to foster a healthier planet for these sensitive creatures."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781426302053
(259mm x 258mm x 9mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark W. Moffett
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Takes us around the globe on a colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, this book recounts the author's entomological exploits and provides details on how ants live and how they dominate their ecosystems through strikingly human behaviors.
Face to Face with Frogs, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Mark W. Moffett
Frogs are amphibians who must spend much of their lives in water. So how can some frogs survive in the desert? Frogs hatch from eggs as tadpoles. How do they grow into full-fledged frogs? From metamorphosis to diet, from habitat to distinctive features, this title offers an informative glimpse into the world of frogs.
US Kirkus Review » Biologist Moffett describes some unusual frogs he has met on assignment for National Geographic magazine. The striking illustrations are primarily his own color photographs, most from Central and South America and Vietnam. The casual browser will be immediately drawn in by the opening description of watching a Columbian teenager poison a dart with secretions from a frog's skin to kill a peccary. Moffett explains the difference between toads and other frogs and describes the change from tadpole to adult before returning to his description of atypical frogs, focusing especially on the Puerto Rican coqui. Finally, in a chapter curiously called "Deadly Frogs," he tells how dart frogs are exceptionally good mothers. Sidebars and endmatter add facts, information about environmental threats and suggestions for readers who want to study frogs in the wild. A map shows the global home of the frogs pictured (except for the one in Massachusetts, which actually originates in Korea). Like others in the Face to Face series, this is more useful for encouraging the sense of wonder than for research. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)
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