In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians

In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians

In Search of Lost Frogs The Quest to Find the World s Rarest Amphibians A magnificent record of the global hunt for lost frog species Dr Robin Moore has a passion for frogs and a fascination with finding new and lost species In he spearheaded the worldwide Search fo

  • Title: In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians
  • Author: RobinMoore
  • ISBN: 9781770854642
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A magnificent record of the global hunt for lost frog species.Dr Robin Moore has a passion for frogs and a fascination with finding new and lost species In 2010, he spearheaded the worldwide Search for Lost Frogs campaign, which coordinated the efforts of 33 teams of scientists in 19 countries on five continents in a quest to find 100 species of amphibian not seenA magnificent record of the global hunt for lost frog species.Dr Robin Moore has a passion for frogs and a fascination with finding new and lost species In 2010, he spearheaded the worldwide Search for Lost Frogs campaign, which coordinated the efforts of 33 teams of scientists in 19 countries on five continents in a quest to find 100 species of amphibian not seen in over a decade In Search of Lost Frogs is a stunning record of Moore s journey and what he and his team did or did not find The book is overflowing with exquisite close up photographs by Moore that display the frogs remarkable coloring and camouflage, and reveal their diminutive size many of the frogs are less than 5 cm long, if that Moore s engaging text tells the story of the expedition, its highs and lows, discoveries and failures, and the campaign s ongoing work.The book s first half covers what frogs do for the health of the planet, the slippery slope of extinction, what is being done to monitor frog populations and find lost species, the Lazarus project which aims to revive lost species and the author s career long resolve to find the Mesopotamia Beaked Toad.The second half of the book is about the searches Moore describes the struggles, victories and dangers as well as the science He takes readers along as his team trudge through rainforest, climb mountains and paddle rivers in search of the lost frogs, some not seen for than a century He tells a story of perseverance, disappointment, rediscovery, resilience, but ultimately of hope, written with passion and illustrated with superb photographs And a surprise ending they found 15 lost frogs.They include In Ecuador, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, not seen since 1995 In Haiti, six rediscoveries, including the Ventriloquial Frog and Mozart s Frog, both lost for 20 years In India, the Dehradun Stream Frog, last seen and only once in 1985 the Elegant Tree Frog 1937 the Chalazodes Bubble Nest Frog 1874 the Anamalai Dot Frog 1938 In Democratic Republic of Congo, the Omaniundu Reed Frog 1979 In Ivory Coast, the Mount Nimba Reed Frog 1967.Naturalists, lovers of all things frog, schools and interested general readers will enjoy the stunning photographs, the science and the adventurous stories of discovery.

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    I loved this book and wrote a long review for my blog that begins:Both of these books took me back to personal occasions in an almost disturbing way. Richard Kerridge's description of his childhood adventures with amphibians could have been autobiographical for me. I still remember the almost hysterical excitement of watching tadpoles in a pond, or in a jam jar and the thrilling sense of connection with amphibian life. The sheer elegance of a newt gliding suddenly out into an arena bounded by wa [...]

    Please don't mistake Robin Moore's In Search of Lost Frogs for just another beautiful coffee table book. The photos and writing tell a big story –one that engages, inviting us to follow. It is a culmination of a life's work driven by passion for amphibians, and for where they live, which is just about everywhere. Portraits of amphibians show us that each frog, each salamander, is a non-human being. Who could not help but smile, looking at the Green Rain Frog, with her fingers laced and express [...]

    My only complaint about this book is the size of the print - far too small. But apart from that it's a lovely book. Moore describes how his own fascination with amphibians led to the project to find species which were presumed to be extinct. Teams went to remote parts of the world and had some success in rediscovering these marvellous creatures. But we also learn about the working out of what is causing the extinctions.Moore over-writes a little at times, but with the stunning photographs this i [...]

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