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299 pages

In Search of the Golden Frog

Creator: Marty Crump | Nature - 2000-06-21

The rain continues throughout the day and into evening, and still the soldiers haven't returned. I plead for permission to take the students out tonight to gather up the stakes, thermometers, and rain gauges we left set up along several transects.

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

About this book
Marty Crump has searched for salamanders along the Amazon River; she has surveyed amphibians and reptiles in hostile Huaorani Indian territory; she has been stung by a conga ant and had run-ins with an electric eel, a boa constrictor, and a bushmaster viper. In the course of her travels she has dined, not always eagerly, on wild rat, parrot, guinea pig, and chicken foot soup. And for those among us who prefer our experiences to be vicarious and far away from biting insects, venomous snakes, and inhospitable surroundings, she has written In Search of the Golden Frog. The book is a detailed and fascinating chronicle of Crump's adventures as a field biologist—and as a wife and mother—in South and Central America. Following Crump on her research trips through Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, we learn of amazingly diverse landscapes, equally diverse national traditions and customs, and the natural history of her subject of study, the frog. In leading us through rain forests and onto windswept coasts, Crump introduces us to such compelling creatures as female harlequin frogs, who pounce on males and pound their heads against the ground, and also sounds an alarm about the precipitous decline in amphibian populations around the globe. Crump's perspectives as both a scientist and a mother, juggling the demands of family and professional life, make this highly readable account of fieldwork simultaneously close to home and wildly exotic. A combination of nature writing and travel writing, the richly illustrated In Search of the Golden Frog will whet travelers' appetites, affirm the experiences of seasoned field biologists, and offer the armchair naturalist vivid descriptions of amphibians and their habitats.



164 pages

Frog Peak anthology

Creator: Jack Body | Music - 1992-01-01

... the longer range weather charts forecast a much more potent weather system from the gulf to bring rain and snow to the ... north coastal mountains but most rain gauges in the north and west of the valley have collected a half inch to an inch, ...



289 pages

Tropical Forests

Creator: Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt | Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006

... 185–186 rainfall 177–179 amount of 104–105 at equator 46–50 evaporation of 178 measurement of 177 on mountainsides 89 movement through forest 42 in seasonal forests 83–84 rain frogs 118–119 rain gauge 177 rainy seasons 53–56  ...

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


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