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The Mystery of Darwin's Frog

A True Story Of Scientific Discovery

By Martha L Crump

A frog full of tadpoles? Impossible! Here, for the first time, is the strange but true story of Darwin’s frog. After Charles Darwin discovered the frog in 1834, other researchers found that one of his specimens was packed full of tadpoles. Was the frog a cannibal, or perhaps a rare species that gave birth to live young instead of laying eggs? No. He was a male, holding the tadpoles safe in his vocal sac while they morphed into froglets. And the surprises didn’t stop there. Author and frog scientist Marty Crump mines her firsthand experiences studying Darwin’s frog to tell the fascinating story for young readers. Award-winning illustrators Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez lend their art to a mix of beautiful photographs. Young readers will be enthralled by this story of real science, full of strange surprises.

 

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1590788648


Format: Book
Author: Crump, Martha L
Summary: Explores the scientific relevance of an exotic frog discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834, describing how researchers came to the surprising realization that the males of the species care for their developing young.
Title: The mystery of Darwin's frog : a true story of scientific discovery / Marty Crump ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez.
Publisher Date: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2013.
Subject: Frogs -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 1590788648 9781590788646
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: 597.89 Cru
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Format: Book
Author: Crump, Martha L.
Summary: Explores the scientific relevance of an exotic frog discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834, describing how researchers came to the surprising realization that the males of the species care for their developing young.
Title: The mystery of Darwin's frog : a true story of scientific discovery / Marty Crump ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2013.
Description: 39 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Frogs -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Jenkins, Steve, 1952- ill.
Other Author: Rodriguez, Edel ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-37) and index.
LCCN: bl2013010792
ISBN: 1590788648
ISBN: 9781590788646
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: 597.89 Cru