Author Name    Crump, Marty


Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good/Very Good

Publisher    University Of Chicago Press 2000

ISBN Number    0226121984 / 9780226121987

Seller ID   RWARE0000029305

Marty Crump has searched for salamanders along the Amazon River; she has su rveyed amphibians and reptiles in hostile Huaorani Indian territory; she ha s been stung by a conga ant and had run-ins with an electric eel, a boa con strictor, and a bushmaster viper. In the course of her travels she has dine d, not always eagerly, on wild rat, parrot, guinea pig, and chicken foot so up. And for those among us who prefer our experiences to be vicarious and f ar away from biting insects, venomous snakes, and inhospitable surroundings , she has written In Search of the Golden Frog. The book is a detailed and fascinating chronicle of Crump's adventures as a field biologist-and as a wife and mother-in South and Central America. Fol lowing Crump on her research trips through Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Arg entina, and Chile, we learn of amazingly diverse landscapes, equally divers e national traditions and customs, and the natural history of her subject o f study, the frog. In leading us through rain forests and onto windswept co asts, Crump introduces us to such compelling creatures as female harlequin frogs, who pounce on males and pound their heads against the ground, and al so sounds an alarm about the precipitous decline in amphibian populations a round the globe. Crump's perspectives as both a scientist and a mother, juggling the demands of family and professional life, make this highly readable account of fieldwork simultaneously close to home and wildly exotic. A combination of nature writing and travel writing, the richly illustrated In Search of the Golden Frog will whet travelers' appetites, affirm the experiences of seasoned field bi

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