Biology of Amphibians

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JHU Press, Feb 1, 1994 - Nature - 670 pages
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This is the widely acclaimed, preeminent reference and text on all aspects of amphibian biology, including their life history, ecology, morphology, and evolution. Copiously illustrated with original drawings and photographs and meticulously referenced with more than 2,500 bibliographic entries, it has proved indispensable to professional biologists and students alike. Now reissued in paperback with an updated preface by the authors, Biology of Amphibians remains the standard work in its field.

 

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It is a wonderful book with picturesque explanation about Amphibia. It arouses in readers an interest in herpetology.

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE AMPHIBIA
1
REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES
13
COURTSHIP AND MATING
51
VOCALIZATION
87
EGGS AND DEVELOPMENT
109
LARVAE
141
METAMORPHOSIS
173
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
197
COMMUNITY ECOLOGY AND SPECIES DIVERSITY
275
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
289
INTEGUMENTARY SENSORY AND VISCERAL SYSTEMS
367
EVOLUTION
417
CYTOGENETIC MOLECULAR AND GENOMIC EVOLUTION
445
PHYLOGENY
461
BIOGEOGRAPHY
477
CLASSIFICATION
493

FOOD AND FEEDING
229
ENEMIES AND DEFENSE
241
POPULATION BIOLOGY
261
LITERATURE CITED
557
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William E. Duellman and Linda Trueb are curators in the division of herpetology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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