Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife
By (author) Garry Hamilton
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Frog Rescue by Garry Hamilton
Book DescriptionFrom the book: ""It's on our watch that amphibians are checking out. I think we ought to be very concerned about that."" Frogs are found everywhere: from the tropics to north of the Arctic Circle, from the heights of the Himalayan Mountains to the driest deserts. Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica. They live part of their lives in water and part on land. Frogs absorb moisture and even breathe through their skin. Unfortunately, their skin is also super-absorbent to deadly pollutants and their eggs are thin, jellylike bubbles that absorb waterborne pollutants. Consequently, frogs are "first indicators" of air, water and land pollutants, acting as a barometer for measuring the health of the environment. As such, they provide a valuable warning about our future if toxic elements continue to be released into the air, soil and water. Frog Rescue profiles the disappearance and endangerment of frogs around the world. The book also covers a range of innovative programs used around the world to protect this vulnerable species. Some of the frog species included are: Australian frogs that rear their young in their stomachs Poison dart frogs Costa Rican golden toads. About the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series: The "Firefly Animal Rescue" identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more. ""These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."" - School Library Journal ""Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."" - Booklist
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552975961
(228mm x 228mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Garry Hamilton
Rhino Rescue, Hardback (April 2013)
Firefly Animal Rescue is a series about endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Each book introduces readers to a featured animal, explains the threats it is facing, and explores efforts to protect it
Super Species, Hardback (November 2010)
Profiles of the 20 super species that are having the greatest impact in our world today.
Arctic Fox, Hardback (June 2008)» View all books by Garry Hamilton
This book tells the fascinating story of the arctic fox, from its evolutionary beginnings to its current life in the far north: mating and raising a family, hunting and scavenging, its relationship with the polar bear and other arctic inhabitants, the fur trade, and the never-ending struggle for survival in a fragile and vanishing environment.
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Author Biography - Garry Hamilton
Garry Hamilton writes articles focusing on science, natural history, ecology, evolution and conservation. His work has appeared in magazines worldwide, including "Audubon," "Equinox," "New Scientist," "The Ecologist" and "Wildlife Conservation."
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