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Tadpoles (The Biology of Anuran Larvae)

£40.00

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In our own juvenile stage, many of us received our wide-eyed introduction to the wonders of nature by watching the metamorphosis of swimming tadpoles into leaping frogs and toads. The recent alarming declines in amphibian populations worldwide and the suitability of amphibians for use in answering research questions in disciplines as diverse as molecular systematics, animal behavior, and evolutionary biology have focused enormous attention on tadpoles. Despite this popular and scientific interest, relatively little is known about these fascinating creatures. In this indispensable reference, leading experts on tadpole biology relate what we currently know about tadpoles and what we might learn from them in the future. Tadpoles provides detailed summaries of tadpole morphology, development, behavior, ecology, and environmental physiology; explores the evolutionary consequences of the tadpole stage; synthesizes available information on their biodiversity; and presents a standardized terminology and an exhaustive literature review of tadpole biology.
This hardback copy is in very good condition. Dustjacket very good,lightly rubbed. Board cover very slightly bumped on spine. Inside pages very clean and unmarked.

Item details

Author(s):
McDiarmid, Roy W & Altig, Ronald (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226557626
ISBN-13:
9780226557625
Number of pages:
444
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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In our own juvenile stage, many of us received our wide-eyed introduction to the wonders of nature by watching the metamorphosis of swimming tadpoles into leaping frogs and toads. The recent alarming declines in amphibian populations worldwide and the suitability of amphibians for use in answering research questions in disciplines as diverse as molecular systematics, animal behavior, and evolutionary biology have focused enormous attention on tadpoles. Despite this popular and scientific interest, relatively little is known about these fascinating creatures. In this indispensable reference, leading experts on tadpole biology relate what we currently know about tadpoles and what we might learn from them in the future. Tadpoles provides detailed summaries of tadpole morphology, development, behavior, ecology, and environmental physiology; explores the evolutionary consequences of the tadpole stage; synthesizes available information on their biodiversity; and presents a standardized terminology and an exhaustive literature review of tadpole biology.
This hardback copy is in very good condition. Dustjacket very good,lightly rubbed. Board cover very slightly bumped on spine. Inside pages very clean and unmarked.

Author(s):
McDiarmid, Roy W & Altig, Ronald (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226557626
ISBN-13:
9780226557625
Number of pages:
444
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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