Topics covered include full-color identification of all 66 species with permanent breeding status in North America, including treefrogs, chorus frogs, and exotic species introduced from other areas. Other topics include anatomy, favorite foods, reproduction, advertisement calls, feeding habits, preferred habitats, predations, natural range, vision, hearing, and locomotion.
No study of frogs should be complete without a look at their relationship to human cultures throughout history. Around the world, people have worshiped them, hunted them for food, cultivated superstitions about them, and used them in magic rituals. A special emphasis is placed on the native cultures of North America. As a practical resource for both the backyard and the field, "Frogs" will appeal to wildlife lovers, educators, and students fascinated with the mystery of these magnificent amphibians.