TADPOLES OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA: A Guide With Keys

Author(s)

Anstis, Marion

 

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2002

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

281

1-876334-63-0

C

$51.75

Description

Reviews

This groundbreaking work on the identification of tadpoles represents an ideal synthesis of science and natural history that will encourage both amateur and professional to observe and monitor declining frog fauna. The book is designed for use both in the field and the laboratory for the identification of tadpoles and frog eggs. It describes 84 species, including 30 species never described elsewhere. The first part of the book provides brief overviews of frog classification, developmental stages and conservation issues. Part 2 includes an identification key for tadpoles and another for eggs and embryos. It includes a section on collecting tadpoles and raising them in captivity to confirm identity. Part 3 provides detailed, illustrated species descriptions of tadpoles and adult frogs, with distribution maps for each species. The book includes 268 full-color photographs and more than 300 line drawings. Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia sets a new benchmark for rigorous taxonomic work. Published by New Holland Publishers, Australia. (Available through Krieger Publishing Company.)

"The detail is fantastic and because it is consistent for every species in the book and so comprehensive, the book is obviously an excellent tool to use for anyone who wants to themselves go on and study frogs and tadpoles from this region of Australia. Within its domain, the book is hard to fault." -- Raymond Terrence Hoser, Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, 37(3):55-56, 2002

"This is a spectacular volume… For those who do not work in Australia, there is much useful natural history information… The color photographs alone are worth the price of the book, and those of tadpoles clearly show off the jewel-like metallic sheen of many species." -- Copeia, 2002, No. 3

"What a lovely book! Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia is the most comprehensive regional guidebook for tadpoles that I have ever seen. It is quaint in style, yet heroic in scope…anyone interested in tadpoles from anywhere in the world should look at this book." -- Richard J. Wassersug, Herpetological Review, 33(3), 2002

"… the photographs are worth examining over and over, for wonder and comprehension, by both adults and children." -- Ernest C. Bernard, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 79, No.4, December 2004

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