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From 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 Details

ISBN: 9781552975961
ISBN-10: 1552975967
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 228mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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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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