Book Reviews of Reptiles and Amphibians of the West.

1. "Illustrated with many color and black and white drawings, this pocket handbook covers most Western species of snakes, salamanders, frogs, toads, and lizards. There are suggestions on how to catch the little beasties and on how to keep them as pets, how to identify them, and what their real names are. Written by a well-known authority, this booklet will make most outdoor excursions more enjoyable for young and old alike. I now know that my Nebraska antagonist of several years ago was a Western rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis. An excellent addition to any natural history collection." (R. G. Schipf, American Reference Books Annual, 1976, p. 693)