A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa
by Louis du Preez & Vincent Carruthers
488 p. • numerous photos • 2009 • ISBN 978-1-77007-446-0 • 170 x 250 mm • Struike Nature
This beautiful and authoritative book is the most comprehensive treatment of frogs of the region ever produced and covers frog and tadpole biology and behaviour. All 160 frog species (with their tadpole stages) are fully described, giving conservation status, habitat and habits. To aid identification, there are large, full-colour images of each species, detailed keys and clear summary panels showing 'Distinctive characters' and 'Key ID Points'. Spectrograms are provided, offering the surest method of identifying these secretive and often cryptic creatures.
For all nature lovers, amateur 'froggers' students, as well as professional scientists, this is an inspiring and significant guide.