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Frogs of Southern Africa ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Frogs of Southern Africa By Vincent Carruthers ➯ – Frogs of Southern Africa a Complete Guide is an authoritative and comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of frog and toad biology and behaviour Now updated and including recently discovered speci Frogs of Southern Africa a Complete Guide is an authoritative and comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of frog and toad biology and behaviour Now updated and including recently discovered species it has a fascinating introduction that unpacks frog biology along with a full illustrated identification key Stunning full colour photographs of both frogs and tadpoles accompany distribution maps and authoritative text for each species; and R codes link readers directly to their frog calls.

  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • Frogs of Southern Africa
  • Vincent Carruthers
  • 13 June 2016
  • 9781775845447

About the Author: Vincent Carruthers

Vincent Carruthers is a well known South African environmentalist author and consultant He is a director of the Delta Environmental Centre and the Sustainable Tourism Research Institute He is a past director of the North West Parks and Tourism Board executive director of the Wildlife and Environment Society and chairman of Birdlife South Africa He has written a number of books in the fields o.

1 thoughts on “Frogs of Southern Africa

  1. Nerine Dorman Nerine Dorman says:

    If this Frogs of Southern Africa by Louis du Preez and Vincent Carruthers had fallen into my hands when I was a preteen chances are good I might've spent even time poking about rivers vleis and any other places where frogs are to be found As it is I was that weird girl child who was constantly bringing home tadpoles so she could watch them become frogs Alas my mom's poor jelly bowl that was press ganged into serving as an auariumAnd I loved visiting my grandparents during autumn and winter as it meant there was a chance that I could find tadpoles Catching frogs was another matter entirely but I was pretty uick And whenever I went hiking or travelling my mom would always tell me to stop and listen to the froggy choruses Going to sleep at night even here at home when there's been rain and hearing the frogs – that is without priceThing is I've never been able to match up the frogs' calls with their names Until now This book is gold and I suspect it's the kind of guide that will appeal to not only your average nature lover but also be useful to those who're a bit serious about their studiesOkay now the best thing about the book for me that is is the R codes that link to the frogs' calls I spent a long long time identifying all those frogs that I'd heard over the years discovering yes that the frogs in my grandparents' back garden were Cape moss frogs and that yes I've heard the call of micro frogs Obviously the downside is that you're not always going to be in an area with internet when you're out and about but hey you can always record the frog call with your phone for later identification yes I've done that before Or you can download the calls to your phone if you've got the capacityNext thing While this isn't going to be the book that you tuck into your backpack while hiking its size does mean that the many photographs are big and clear enough for you to make good identifications Not only that but morphological differences have where possible also been included along with handy size guides for the smaller beastiesThe clear distribution maps are useful too so depending on whether you're only hearing a frog or you've spotted it you've got two potential methods for identification More often than not frogs are heard and not seen so by having a basic idea of what a particular family sounds like it's uite easy to go by distribution to figure out which frog you're looking atThe front matter is pretty thorough giving not only a list of the species in southern Africa but basic morphology and physiology reproduction and vocalisation their environments their relationships with humans and field keys and descriptionsI always knew that we had loads of frogs in southern Africa but I had absolutely no idea of their diversity and the broad range of habitats in which they live But something I've come to realise too looking at this book is that frogs are an important indicator of our environment's state Because they are dependent on water they are often among the most vulnerable species when it comes to habitat degradation and pollution If the frogs fall silent then I fear we're in deep deep trouble They truly are marvellous creatures that play an integral part in any ecosystem and are totally deserving of our protection

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