Amphibians in danger : a worldwide warning

by Fridell, Ron.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 597.8 FRI
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 597.8 FRI
All over the world, amphibians are dying at an alarming rate, and no one knows why. This book describes what scientists are doing to solve this mystery and also explains why we should care about the loss of frogs, toads, and salamanders. They eat mosquitoes and other insect pests. The chemicals in their skins are potential sources of medicines. Most significantly, they are important members of many of Earth's ecosystems. Their extinction could mean extinction for us all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7^-12. All around the world, frogs, toads, and salamanders are dying at an alarming rate, and scientists want to know why. Fridell defines and describes these amphibians, their history, place, and purpose in Earth's biodiversity, suspected reasons for their demise, and the scientific research on the topic so far--all in clear, reader-friendly prose. Sidebars explain Latin classifications, and discuss frog and toad legends; many fascinating photos, both black-and-white and color, provide necessary visual references. Fridell focuses on how field scientists devise and conduct research, how studies lead to varying inferences and interpretations, and on recent steps taken to address the amphibian decline. Although the topic may seem specialized, and the included evidence is inconclusive, this lively, engaging book offers important information on the general role of scientists, their methods, and the purpose of research in order to gain a better perspective and understanding of the natural world. Glossary; bibliography; Web sites; pertinent organizations. --Shelle Rosenfeld"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Amphibians -- Monitoring -- Juvenile literature.
Endangered species -- Juvenile literature.
Endangered species.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,1999
Language English
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86) and index.
ISBN 0531117375
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