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Examines the evolution, behavior, physical characteristics, and life cycle of all kinds of amphibians. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • What is an amphibian?
  • Ancient amphibians
  • Bare bones
  • Importance of water
  • Colors and markings
  • Self-defense
  • Fast food
  • Hide and seek
  • Senses and survival
  • Leaps and bounds
  • All fingers and toes
  • Mating embraces
  • Courtship displays
  • Egg laying and parental care
  • Metamorphosis
  • Early days
  • Frog or toad?
  • Tailed amphibians
  • Life in the trees
  • Earth movers
  • Poison-dart frogs and mantellas
  • Friends and enemies
  • Rare and endangered
  • Conservation
  • Did you know?
  • Keeping amphibians as pets
  • Find out more
  • Glossary
  • Index.
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