Marty Crump has searched for salamanders along the 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 soMarty Crump has searched for salamanders along the 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 soup And for those among us who prefer our experiences to be vicarious and far 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 Following Crump on her research trips through Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, we learn of amazingly diverse landscapes, equally diverse national traditions and customs, and the natural history of her subject of study, the frog In leading us through rain forests and onto windswept coasts, Crump introduces us to such compelling creatures as female harlequin frogs, who pounce on males and pound their heads against the ground, and also sounds an alarm about the precipitous decline in amphibian populations around 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 biologists, and offer the armchair naturalist vivid descriptions of amphibians and their habitats.
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 unique experiences in Costa Rica s Monteverde Cloudforest, where she collected data on the now extinct Golden Toad highlighted in this module She acted as a mentor to the authors of this module, since her research is invaluable when profiling the Golden Toad species Marty received her Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas in 1974 and is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University.
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