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Author: Kentwood D. Wells
ISBN: 0226893340
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Pages 1400 pages
Publisher University Of Chicago Press (November 15, 2007)
Language English
Category: Science
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by Kentwood D. Wells


Every topic that Wells addresses in The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians is a stunning synthesis .

Every topic that Wells addresses in The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians is a stunning synthesis of the state of our knowledge. Kentwood D. Wells is probably the only person in the world with such a breadth of knowledge and grasp of the literature in amphibian biology to even attempt such a monumental book.

With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation. An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.

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Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians aims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon. With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation.

Title: The Ecology & Behavior of Amphibians Author: Wells, Kentwood D. Publisher . Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Publication Date: 2007/11/15 Number of Pages: 1148 Binding Type: HARDCOVER Library of Congress: 2007001687.

Автор: Wells KentwoodD Название: Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians Издательство: Wiley Классификация .

Автор: BeeBee Название: Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians ISBN: 0412624109 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780412624100 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг

By Kentwood D. Wells, 2007. It is a comprehensive synthesis of both traditional and contemporary facets of amphibian biology, spanning a breadth of topics ranging from phylogeny, physiology, behavior, population and community ecology, and conservation.

By Kentwood D. As such, it undoubtedly takes its place among contemporary volumes as the single, authoritative source for basic topics relevant to amphibian life. By Kentwood D. ISBN: 978-0-226-89334-1, 1148 pp. Additional publication details.

Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians aims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon. It is a celebration of the diversity of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioral adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.Synthesizing seventy years of research on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all major areas of inquiry, including phylogeny, classification, and morphology; aspects of physiological ecology such as water and temperature relations, respiration, metabolism, and energetics; movements and orientation; communication and social behavior; reproduction and parental care; ecology and behavior of amphibian larvae and ecological aspects of metamorphosis; ecological impact of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and aspects of amphibian community ecology. With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation.An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.

Dreladred
This book is enormous and full of some of the greatest detail I've seen in a book dedicated to one topic. I don't think I could have ever read this cover to cover, but I've picked at it getting things that I wanted or needed. This is one of the greatest reference books I've ever seen. It's truly amazing but not for everyone. If your level of herpetology is a bit advanced then I would say go for this book, it's not a starter kit to learning about amphibians at all. This is a serious book with serious information. I've learned a lot of interesting things that I've seen no where else, but between these pages.
Renthadral
No other book on amphibian ecology or behavior comes even close to the breadth and rigor of this work. The extraordinary wealth of real, peer-reviewed data that the author has gathered is simply staggering, and its seamless incorporation into the material is a testament to Kent Wells' unique grasp of amphibian biology. As amphibian populations face unprecedented challenges globally, it is more crucial than ever that we understand how amphibians interact with their environment, and each other, so that we may better preserve and protect their remaining populations in meaningful ways. I have no doubt that this book will remain the ultimate treatise for this task.
Ienekan
THE best book on amphibians ever written. Complete, heavily grounded on a thorough literature overview. Aside from an outdated taxonomy and systematic (what is expected from the incredible changes we had on amphibian taxonomy in the past decade), the book is the state of the art for all subjetcs pertaining these animals.
IGOT
Great book
Alsath
If you seriously like frogs, this book is a fantastic summary of all that is known of their ecology and behavior to the date of publication. A monumental contribution from Dr Wells!
Cetnan
A phenomenal treatment of the subject matter. Considering the amount of information that this work contains, and the effort to synthesize it all, it is a bargain!
Mettiarrb
At a moment when amphibians are undergoing declines and disappearances and being held up as indicators of environmental health, the appearance of this book could not be more timely. While there are a number of textbooks that capably treat the biology of amphibians, their coverage of behavior and ecology is usually brief and superficial.

Neither adjective fits this well organized book. I am sure some will end up using it in support of graduate and upper level undergraduate courses, however I would hesitate to call it a textbook. Instead it reads much more like a literature review, or really a set of literature reviews. Each is enormously comprehensive and all are written accessibly given their subject matter. In the areas I know best, the author has gone to great lengths to be both thorough and balanced in his presentation of competing evidence and shows shrewd judgment in his conclusions. The frequent use of figures and other graphics from primary literature is also effective.

It is increasingly uncommon for an academic to dedicate this degree of effort to a single publication. The scholarship is extraordinarily thorough and the writing invites the reader to plunge ahead. Even specialists will find it amazing how much work is being done on amphibians and in such a wide array of topics. That one person could master all of this literature is staggering. For the rest of us that have not, this book is a tremendous bootstrap to amphibian literacy.

If you are interested in the ecology and behavior of amphibians this is the book.
Have you ever thought about why the bullfrogs in your garden pond croak all summer long but the wood frogs in the vernal pool down the road are only noisy for a week? Ever spot a salamander walking around on the bottom of an ice-covered pond and wonder how he could possibly do that? Such is the depth of the information you will find in this book. From the global scale to the details of physiology, Kentwood Wells has covered it all. With a smooth and easy-to-read writing style, excellent use of photographs to highlight and clarify concepts and clear interpretations of scientific research this book should appeal to the layperson just as much as it will appeal to academics. Truly a work that should be on the shelves of every life science academic, naturalist or backyard nature-watcher.