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By Barry Clarke

Amphibian /Амфибии
Лягушки, жабы, тритоны, саламандры и многое другое.
Потрясающий выбор цветов, форм, размеров и места обитания.
Они живут как в воде так и на суше , двигаются и плавают .
В книге серии фотографий этих существ .
Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the infrequent caecilians are available a gorgeous array of colours, shapes, sizes and habitats.
They reside either in water and on land and flow in a good number of methods from swimming, to hopping or even flying.
With a sequence of particularly commissioned pictures, Amphibian seems to be in close-up on the interesting typical heritage of those creatures from the intense green,
red-eyed tree frogs to ordinary, burrowing, worm-like caecilians from startling black and yellow fireplace salamanders to tiny obvious glass frogs.

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About 20 species live in water and swim using undulating, or wavelike, movements like the one above. All caecilians can burrow – they push their head into the soil and open up the hole with movements of the neck. €10–11) folds inside the body. Foot ready to lift for next step With the next step the front right and€left hind feet of the salamander move together, while the other two feet remain in the same position on the ground getting ready to push the body forward. Foot pressing on surface, ready to push body forward Foot pressing down NEWT WALK Foot ready to lift and move body forward Foot about to lift Foot pressing down When on land and moving at slow speed, newts walk in a similar way to salamanders.

Others are seldom found outside a small geographical area. Although amphibians new to science are still being discovered at the rate of 15 to 25 species a year, many others are becoming rarer due to global warming, low water levels, pollution, acid rain, and the destruction of their habitats, such as the cutting down of rain forests or the filling in of ponds. Preserving natural habitats (pp. 62–63) is the most important step in preventing these fascinating animals from becoming extinct. MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD This 2,000-year-old Chinese gold frog is valuable, but when a species disappears, it is gone forever!

Only the frog’s head is visible 55 Poison-dart frogs and mantellas Many amphibians are brightly colored, but the most colorful of DANDY FROG This exquisitely dressed frog, looking just like a poison-dart frog in his clothes of many colors, is all puffed up and in his Sunday best. all are the poison-dart frogs from Central and South America and mantellas from Madagascar. These frogs use their bright colors to defend their territories from other males during courtship, as well as to warn predators that they are poisonous to eat.

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