With more than 7,600 known species, frogs exhibit an extraordinary range of forms and behaviors, from those that produce toxins so deadly that they could kill a human many times over to those that can survive being frozen in ice. Frogs of the World is an essential guide to this astonishingly diverse group of animals. An in-depth introduction covers everything from the origins and evolution of frogs to their life cycles and defense strategies. Beautiful illustrations accompany profiles of species from each family, shedding invaluable light on the enormous range of appearance, habitats, and behavior of these marvelous creatures. Features hundreds of stunning color photographs; Covers taxonomy, anatomy, locomotion, reproduction, diet, and more; Discusses the conservation of the world’s frogs; An invaluable resource for herpetologists, naturalists, and anyone interested in amphibians.