Herpetology has always been one of the most exciting disciplines of zoology. During the past few years the field has continued to grow, yet it has been plagued by scarcity of comprehensive, up-to-date textbooks containing the most important developments. This timely book fills that void. Through skillful synthesis, the author summarizes the diversity in the biology of living amphibians and reptiles and describes the breadth of current herpetological research. Topics covered include the evolution, classification, development, reproduction, population, and environmental issues surrounding the study of amphibians and reptiles. Designed as an advanced undergraduate textbook, Herpetology is a valuable resource for students, practitioners, and interested amateurs alike. Key Features * Provides an incisive survey and much needed update of the field * Emphasizes the biological diversity among amphibians and reptiles * Details the most recent research findings, citing key references * Contains more than 200 new illustrations and photographs * Includes a summary of the history of herpetology * Features an extensive bibliographyZug, George R. is the author of 'Herpetology' with ISBN 9780127826202 and ISBN 0127826203.