HERPETOLOGY. 2d ed. F. Harvey Pough, Robin M. Andrews, John E. Cadle, Martha L. Crump, Alan H. Savitzky, and Kentwood D. Wells. 001. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN 0-13-030795-5. 612 p. $85.00 (casebound).—The second edition of Herpetology improves on what was already a good general reference. Over the last half century, herpetology classes have had slim pickings in the textbook department—prior to 1993 only three were available (Goin and Goin, 1962; Porter, 1972; Goin et al., 1978) and since then two new textbooks have been published (Zug, 1993; and this one). This volume has emerged as the most current choice regardless of the research expertise and teaching emphasis of the instructor. It is replete with well-referenced information and many current examples of herpetological research in fields as disparate as systematics, morphological and physiological adaptation, and behavior. In general, the book focuses on...

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