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Poison Frogs: Jewels of the Rainforest Hardcover – 19 Jan 1995

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications (19 Jan 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793802997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793802999
  • Product Dimensions: 35.8 x 26.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,634,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 July 1999
Format: Hardcover
It's a very informative coffee table book, the pictures in this book are outstanding.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Magnificent Book! 28 Mar 2001
By JWH - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful oversized book with literally hundreds of very high quality glossy photographs of these exquisite animals. If you have any interest in poison dart frogs, you'll love this book. The photography in this book alone justifies its purchase price. However, this is not merely a picture book. The extensive text includes information about the species, including their habitat range, biology and behavior. Although a short section on keeping the frogs in captivity is included, the hobbyist looking for information about captive care will be disappointed. Even the author readily admits that captive care of poison frogs is not his interest. There are several better books about captive care (including, paradoxically, a very nice one by this same author). However, the hobbyist looking to better understand the nature of his or her pet in the wild or anyone with an interest in frogs should enjoy this book
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
WONDERFUL pictures!!! 18 Sep 2000
By Charlene A Jandik - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is a MUST for those interested in dart frogs. It covers most of the know species with many HUGE glossy photos and excellent behavior and natural habitat descriptions for each. It's great for color identification and general knowledge. This book does NOT go into detail regarding poison frogs in captivity.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A great picture book....but lacking in credible information! 8 April 2002
By Melissa - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As a dart frog breeder this is an awesome book to show people what different dart frog species look like. The pictures in the book are high quality, glossy and the animals he photographed are representative of the species. Every one I know who breeds Poison Dart Frogs has one (at least one) of his books - many of them have broken bindings from so much use.
My fault with the book is with the accuracy of the information within the book. If you are interested in getting into dart frogs and learning how to breed them then get another book! Save your money and buy some of the less expensive books and scan the Internet for breeders and information. You will learn a lot more through this process than through the book. Much of the information isn't correct or is misleading.
I recommend this book to everyone...but not for information or as a resource but as a 'coffee table book'!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Lovely Photos- Outdated Information 5 May 2007
By Afemoralis - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a large, expensive book with beautiful photographs. It was written too long ago to be of any serious use to folks keeping Dendrobatids. Care information is paltry and the taxonomy is (now) inaccurate. Some photos are misidentified (The "*Epipedobates femoralis*" on pg. 230 is *Lithodytes lineatus*- not even a Dendrobatid!) My largest concern is that it has no information or insight into the rampant smuggling/habitat destruction that is currently a major concern of Poison frog keepers. Some of the frogs photographed (including one on the cover!) are injured or sick. There are photographs that amount to advertisements printed in the book.

This said, the photos are very nice, and there are an abundance of photos of species not commonly available in the hobby. The large format makes it ideal to showcase just how beautiful the frogs are.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great introduction to the Poison Frog family. 28 Jun 2006
By D. Harms - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is beautiful. It contains many amazing photos of the various Poison Frog species, along with descriptions and valuable info. I just love this book! If you are interested in learning about captive care of these frogs this book won't tell you much, as it is really more of a coffee table book. Even so, I'd get this book if you keep or plan to keep Poison Frogs at all.
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