In Search of the Golden Frog
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In Search of the Golden Frog

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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 so...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 21st 2000 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 2000)
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A great book describing the career of a field herpetologist, including both the the wonders of the field sites she studies, the heartbreaking decline of the golden toads, and how a woman field biologist balances research with childrearing.
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Marty Crump is a behavioral ecologist who works with tropical amphibians in the areas of parental care, reproduction, territoriality, cannibalism, and tadpole ecology. She has published several books on her research and experiences in tropical areas such as Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. One of these books, In Search of the Golden Frog (University of Chicago Press, 2000) chronicles her...more
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