Author(s): Steve Parish
This book is packed full of fascinating information, and you'll be amazed at how much you learn about Australia's frogs and toads by leaping into the pages that follow. Australia has a vast array of amphibians that live in a wide range of habitats and regions. All are adapted perfectly to their environments, employing unique strategies for survival. It gives me great pleasure to publish this book, which will help unlock the secrets of Australia's frogs and toads. Delve into the mystery of how frogs and toads evolved; recognise the six frog and toad families and their amazing adaptability; uncover the secrets of prehistoric amphibians; find out where frogs and toads live; learn about their life cycles (what they eat, where they breed and what their mating calls sound like) and also find out why many Australian frogs and toads are threatened with extinction. Discovering amazing facts about Australia has captivated me since I was a child. I pored over books, watched countless documentaries and enjoyed visiting science centres and museums.I hope that, like me, you will enjoy reading about the myriad frog and toad species that each make a living in their own special way, interacting with other animals and plants that share the spectacular environment of Australia.