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Frog Rescue

Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife

By Garry Hamilton

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Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: Canada, 20 January 2005

From the book:
"It's on our watch that amphibians are checking out. I think we ought to be very concerned about that."

Frogs are found everywhere: from the tropics to north of the Arctic Circle, from the heights of the Himalayan Mountains to the driest deserts. Frogs live on every continent except Antarctica. They live part of their lives in water and part on land.

Frogs absorb moisture and even breathe through their skin. Unfortunately, their skin is also super-absorbent to deadly pollutants and their eggs are thin, jellylike bubbles that absorb waterborne pollutants. Consequently, frogs are first indicators of air, water and land pollutants, acting as a barometer for measuring the health of the environment. As such, they provide a valuable warning about our future if toxic elements continue to be released into the air, soil and water.

Frog Rescue profiles the disappearance and endangerment of frogs around the world. The book also covers a range of innovative programs used around the world to protect this vulnerable species.

Some of the frog species included are:

  • Australian frogs that rear their young in their stomachs
  • Poison dart frogs
  • Costa Rican golden toads.

About the Firefly Animal Rescue series:

The Firefly Animal Rescue identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text andstunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

"These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."
- School Library Journal

"Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."
- Booklist

About the Author

Garry Hamilton writes articles focusing on science, natural history, ecology, evolution and conservation. His work has appeared in magazines worldwide, including Audubon, Equinox, New Scientist, The Ecologist and Wildlife Conservation.

Reviews

Gr 5 Up-These well-written titles introduce endangered or threatened species, describe how and why they are in danger, and explain what efforts are being made to protect them. In each book, a time line of conservation efforts with regard to the creatures' environments, research, and the law is included. Illustrated fast-fact sections provide information on name, size, life span, reproduction, diet, and more. Stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals in the field and laboratory working to save these animals. Each book also examines what the future looks like (bleak), and includes information on "How You Can Help." This last section lists contact information for conservation clubs and organizations. Each book includes an excellent index. These attractive titles are a call to action.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

�review of series: � Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library. -- Ruie Chehak "Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) [review of series:] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library. -- Ruie Chehak "Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) This visual treat packed with information will fascinate the youngest readers and stimulate the older students. A must have book.--Eva Wilson"Resource Links" (02/01/2005) Stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.--Cynde Suite"School Library Journal" (05/01/2005) Heartening work being done by a number of scientists... many of whom are featured in this book... Vivid photographs.--Susan Perren"Globe and Mail" (01/29/2005) Award winning... beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation... excellent resource.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) [review of series: ] Anyone interested in learning more about endangered animals will find these books fascinating... This series will make a strong addition to any school library.--Ruie Chehak"Library Media Connection" (01/01/2006) Award winning... With beautiful photography and inspiring examples of individuals passionately devoted to wildlife conservation, these are excellent resource for the classroom or school library.--Debra Bridgman"Green Teacher" (12/01/2006) Illustrated fast fact section... stunning, full-color photographs bring each species to life and depict a number of individuals inn the field and laboratory working to save these animals... excellent index. These attractive books are a call to action.--Cynde Suite"School Library Journal" (05/01/2005) This beautiful book is another gem from Firefly Books. The photographs on all pages are spectacular with corresponding text appropriately located... This visual treat packed with information will fascinate the youngest readers and stimulate the older students. A must have book.--Eva Wilson"Resource Links" (02/01/2005) Amazing facts about the dramatic decline of frogs worldwide... Clear, high quality photos add to the interest in this well-designed book... up-to-date information.--Gillian Richardson"Canadian Materials" (04/01/2005) Countering this dire state of affairs [frog population decline] is the heartening work being done by a number of scientists around the world, many of whom are featured in this book... Vivid photographs.--Susan Perren"Globe and Mail" (01/29/2005)

EAN: 9781552975978
ISBN: 1552975975
Publisher: Firefly Books
Dimensions: 23.77 x 23.47 x 0.94 centimetres (0.44 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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