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Biology of Amphibians - William E. Duellman

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780801847806
Number Of Pages: 696
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

Duellman and Trueb truly review the biology of amphibians, covering most conceivable topics from cytogenetics and development to biogeography and phylogeny... There is no recent textbook on amphibian biology that is worthy of comparison. * Science * An impressive review of current knowledge concerning all aspects of amphibian biology. The authors have organized a tremendous number of facts, observations, and theories around the complementary themes of structure and evolution... A major undertaking. * Bioscience * The text is clear and concise and richly illustrated... This book goes some way towards being all one could wish for and is likely to be an important source of reference. * Nature *

Biographical Note
Foreword
Preface to First Edition
Introduction to the Amphibiap. 1
Reproductive Strategiesp. 13
Courtship and Matingp. 51
Vocalizationp. 87
Eggs and Developmentp. 109
Larvaep. 141
Metamorphosisp. 173
Relationships With the Environmentp. 197
Food and Feedingp. 229
Enemies and Defensep. 241
Population Biologyp. 261
Community Ecology and Species Diversityp. 275
Musculoskeletal Systemp. 289
Integumentary, Sensory, and Visceral Systemsp. 367
Origin and Early Evolutionp. 417
Cytogenetic, Molecular, and Genomic Evolutionp. 445
Phylogenyp. 461
Biogeographyp. 477
Classificationp. 493
Literature Citedp. 557
Indexp. 613
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ISBN: 9780801847806
ISBN-10: 080184780X
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 1st February 1994
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.31