Agua y tierra, anfibios y reptiles de América

De Marty Crump y Andy Charrier
Illustrated by Loreto Salinas

Reptiles and amphibians are fascinating and surprising creatures, which have been on earth for millions of years, but what do we know about them? Where they live? How do they do that? In this book, Martha Crump and Andrés Charrier, two specialists on the subject, answer these questions and tell us many more things about these peculiar inhabitants of our planet. The attractive and beautiful illustrations by Loreto Salinas will help us immerse ourselves in his world, inviting us to know and understand basic aspects, and some more complex ones, of the reptiles and amphibians of America. It is a book for all ages, to admire how fantastic evolution is, the adaptation processes of species and the great diversity of life on earth. An entertaining, surprising, educational and beautiful book.


Recommended for 5 to 12 years
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 28x21,5cm
Pages: 48
Vintage: 2022
ISBN: 978-956-364-263-6
Book printed on FSC Mixed paper

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Marty (Martha L.) Crump She is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Utah State University and the University of North Arizona, in the United States. She is a field herpetologist, with an interest in reproductive biology and amphibian conservation. She has conducted most of her field research in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Since she retired from the University of Florida in 1992, where she was Professor of Zoology, she has shared her passion for nature through books for general audiences and children, including the award-winning The Mystery of Darwin's FrogEye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg: The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles; Y A Year with Nature: An Almanac. Marty received the award Distinguished Herpetologist Award from The Herpetologists' League in 1997, and the Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in 2020. Marty lives in Logan, Utah.

Andres Charrier He is a lost anthropologist, naturalist and photographer. A kayak trip to the glaciers of the fjords marked him forever. He is interested in research lines of biogeography, taxonomy and systematics of amphibians and developing public policies for their conservation. He has dedicated himself to writing biodiversity books for children so that they can learn about the world before it disappears. He believes that the symbiosis between science and art can change the world. Chile has such beautiful and interesting species that if they did not exist, they would have to be invented. Traveling naturalists such as Humboldt, Wallace, Darwin and Phillipi have inspired him in life and marked his footsteps. He declares himself a herpetographer without formal training, hoping that anyone who wants to have formal training in science will read it. land the future of the species is of interest, not the origin. He wants to be an explorer. 

thirteen years ago, Loreto Salinas He went to the bookstore and couldn't find an animal book like the one he would have liked to have. That's how he decided to do it and got to work. Since then, she has dedicated herself to illustrating and creating books about nature aimed at girls and boys because she is interested in spreading the beauty and diversity of American flora and fauna. She really likes to observe animals: she looks at their eyes, their legs, their feathers, their claws, their snouts, their fins and all their physical characteristics. But she also perceives what is not seen: her personality and her spirit. That's why she can recreate them in her illustrations so that you can not only recognize them but also get close to them and love them.