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Ecology and Life History of the Common Frog [Hardcover]

R.Maxwell Savage
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Dec 1961
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Pitman; 1st edition (Dec 1961)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273425234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273425236
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,835,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Detail 4 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book, highly enjoyable!
The detail concerning the Common frog has remarkable depth, beginning with the properties of the spawn continuing to the hatching process, the life history of the tadpoles; Metamorphosis; the life of the juvenile frog; the adult frog; and circling back around to breeding information.

Much of the work is from the author's own research and Savage also draws from that of others, there are many intriguing discussions which suggest areas for new research - however being a book from 1961 it seems likely much of that may have been completed and that this is not as up to date as if it were written more recently. Regardless, with such fascinating insights and field work such as weighing to the milligram tadpoles in the field in the late 1940's it is so remarkably impressive that one must recommend it to anyone with an interest in Common frogs.

There are some aspects of this book that are of a rather technical and scientific detail, if you, like me, are not the most versed in such writing you may need to read a few sections a couple of times. Regardless, this is an excellent buy which I cannot recommend enough!
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