DK Eyewitness Books: Amphibian (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 5, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians come in a stunning array of colors, shapes, sizes, and habitats. They live both in water and on land and move in a great variety of ways from swimming, to hopping, and even flying. With a series of specially commissioned photographs, Amphibian takes a close look at the fascinating natural history of these creatures from the bright green, red-eyed tree frogs to dull, burrowing, wormlike caecilians; from startling black and yellow fire salamanders to tiny transparent glass frogs.

Discover the different habitats and life cycles in the world of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders.

  

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Contents

6 What is an amphibian?
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8 Ancient amphibians
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10 The bare bones
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12 The importance of water
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14 Colors and markings
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16 Selfdefense
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18 Fast food
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20 Hide and seek
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40 Early days
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42 Frog or toad?
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46 Tailed amphibians
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50 Life in the trees
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54 Earth movers
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56 Poisondart frogs and mantellas
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58 Friends and enemies
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60 Rare and endangered
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22 Senses and survival
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24 Leaps and bounds
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30 All fingers and toes
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32 Mating embraces
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34 Courtship displays
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36 Egg laying and parental care
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38 Metamorphosis
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62 Conservation
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64 Did you Know?
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66 Keeping amphibians as pets
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68 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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