The product of fifteen years of work by top herpetologists, this book is a comprehensive examination of the amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas, featuring over 136 species and subspecies. With over five hundred four-color photos, line drawings, and over one hundred maps, this user-friendly book will become the definitive text on the subject.
About the Author
Stanley Trauth is professor of zoology and director of the Electron Microscope Facility at Arkansas State University. The author of over two hundred articles in scientific journals, he is the editor in chief of the Arkansas Academy of Science and past president of the Southeastern Division of the American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists.
“An excellent example of what states can accomplish toward documenting their natural resources.” —Library News for Zoos and Aquariums
“A most important benchmark. . . . One hopes that authors and publishers . . . will not attempt to copy the book, but instead will use it as a baseline example to stimulate their own creativity and writing style.” —The Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society
“This is a stunning and wonderful contribution to the natural history of Arkansas, crammed with information and spectacular photography. The authors bring together their extensive knowledge of different groups and meld them in a way that ensures that The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas will be a lasting and frequently used compendium.” —Joseph T. Collins, director of Center for North American Herpetology, Wildlife Author Laureate of Kansas
“Has raised the bar for other state amphibian and reptile books. . . . This is the new benchmark.” —Herpetological Review
“This book is obviously a labor of love. . . . The authors have done an excellent job. The text is well written, and the photographs and illustrations are superb. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas is an essential addition to the library of any herpetologist, and will be accepted eagerly by the scientific community.” —James Dixon, professor emeritus at Texas A & M University and author of Texas Snakes and Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas