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Old 15th April 2008   #1
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Default Book Review: Newt and Salamanders: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual (Indiviglio)

If Amphibians in Captivity seems too long to you, or if you want something you can carry in your purse or coat pocket to read on-the-run, then Frank Indiviglio's Newts and Salamanders is the way to go (New York: Barron's Educational Series, 1997, new at $7.99; used on Amazon starting at 75¢).
No space is wasted; even at only 128 pages, the conservatively sized font indicates that this is a book that means to teach you something. Its wealth of information belies its compact size.
When I read this I remember being impressed that the author does not talk down to the reader despite its being an introductory book. He assumes a respect that says he knows that only an intelligent person would be reading this book, and that the reader, the hobbyist, can also make contributions to the science and conservation of amphibians. And though by the time I'd picked up this book I'd read quite a few introductory salamander books (every one I could lay my hands on, in fact) this one contained a lot of very detailed information I hadn't come across before. Some of the things I learned are, for example, a few of the many areas of scientific research in which sals are used: axolotls to study embryology; there are antibiotic properties to amphibian skin secretions; how some amphibians use glucose to tolerate freezing temperatures.
Many of you know that P. cinereus females rate their males' fitness according to the quality of their feces, but also I'm sure that many of you do not. I first read of it in this book.
The book includes an intro to salamander classification and characteristics, biology and behaviors. Also there are sections on creating captive habitats, nutrition and feeding, health, and choosing and obtaining sals.
The species accounts were especially helpful. There was more information on more species than in any other introductory book. Though not covering as many species as Amphibians in Captivity, his accounts are more up to date and comprehensive than those in Staniszewski's.

There are also a lot of helpful drawings and many wonderful pictures, including a hellbender eating its shed. Many of these introductory books recycle the photos from one to another, and though this book has a few, most of them are new. And there are many.

There were two anecdotes that amused me tremendously. One about how he accidentally filled the house with mosquitoes when he was a young experimenter, and the second was about his friend who has an axolotl with a saproneglia infection. This axolotl, however has been "living and thriving...for many years" "in the vegetable bin of his refrigerator...much to the dismay of the other members of the household." That is the first time I had ever heard of putting an animal in the fridge, and the fact that it lived there full time filled me with awe. I almost wanted one too. Can you imagine the fun? "Grab me a beer from the bottom drawer of the fridge, please?"

This is another book that I won't lend to anyone.

After I read this book, I was moved to write a "fan" letter to the author. Imagine my surprise when he actually emailed me back! And has continued to answer the other few times I've emailed him since.

I believe that you can't have too many books; even if a book only has one useful new idea, that idea is treasure enough. That is why, despite my growing pile of introductory newt/sal books, I bought yet another. So no matter how many books you have on newts/sals, get this one too. I'm sure that you'll find more than just one new idea.
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Old 15th April 2008   #2
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I agree with Dawn. Their is a lot packed in this little book. The author is a member of caudata.org



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This is one of my first "go to" books when I have a basic question or am looking for information on a species that I am not familiar with. I would love to see an updated and expanded edition (cough cough Frank).
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Everyone who keeps newts or sals should read this book. If you only ever buy one book, this is the one.



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This was the first herp book I ever owned. After I met my girlfriend and learned that people keep amphibians (she had White's tree frogs) I went out to buy a guide. This was the book I stumbled upon at the local pet shop on my lunch break. I loved it.

The cover is a gorgeous picture of Pseudotriton ruber and there are tons of other nice pictures inside. The begining includes all the basics and there are desciptions and examples of different enclosure types. Food is documented in extensive detail and there is a nice overview of diseases. Species accounts and care information for a bunch of caudates make up the back of this book and made this neophyte caudataphile drool in anticipation. Throw in a couple of hilarious stories by the author and his excellent tone that seems to let you know he trusts you to do well with your new amphibian friends and you have a success.

After reading this book I was prepared to go out and buy my first animal. I'd recommend this book to anyone. It is a handy pocket guide to salamander keeping chock full of information. Plus you can get it for under $15 US.



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Frank has used our site quite a few times and in the communication I've had with him he has always been very helpful and friendly.



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Just bought this book today.
Can't wait to read it, it looks VERY interesting. I've never seen more than 1 or 2 pages dedicated to Salamanders so this is great.
Thanks for sharing this book Dawn, I'd never heard of it before.



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Hello, Frank Indiviglio here.

I would like first to apologize in taking so long to view the very generous comments posted about my book...Dawn was kind enough to draw my attention to it...much appreciated, Dawn. Thank you all so much, it is especially gratifying to hear from such an interested and well-informed group.

Several people mentioned the P. r. nitidus photo on the front cover...an animal of that species in my collection is now approaching 30 years of age!

A new edition of the book will be published within the next year or so...it will have many new photos, but, per publishers new guidelines, a good deal less text....well, hopefully we can cover some of the deleted matters here.

I' writing weekly amphibian/reptile/invertebrate articles at http://blogs.thatpetplace.com/thatreptileblog/ - care, natural history, field notes, conservation, recollections and so on. Please take a look if you have a moment - questions/comments welcomed.

I will do my best to participate more often on this wonderful site.

Thanks again and best regards to all, Frank



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Frank, great book, I use it very often. It too is the first (and only) amphibian care book that I own. I can't wait for a new edition. This is my prime reference for care before checking anywhere else. I like the blog also.



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Hi Ryan,

Thanks so much, I really appreciate that,

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Hi All,

Thanks very much for your notes.

I've thought about self-publishing but do not really have enough information. Also, as writing and consulting are my primary means of support, I need to be practical (I'm also locked into the revision via my original contract with the publisher!).

I've always tended towards the unstudied and under-appreciated, in creatures ranging from inverts to mammals (when working with mammals at the Bronx Zoo, I focused on bats, mustelids and rodents) and would write solely about such if able...but, unfortunately, I usually need to go with what publisher's want. I have a great deal of leeway on my blogs at www.thatpetplace.com and so can use that as an outlet for my interests at times.

Some time ago I wrote The Everything Aquarium Aquarium Book. The publisher, Adam's Media, let me include leeches, some amphibians, frog-mouthed catfishes, aquatic insects, spider crabs and other favorites, but that was highly unusual.

Perhaps I'll tap some of you for self-publishing advice in the future, if you don't mind.

Again, thanks for the warm reception,

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...it will have many new photos, but, per publishers new guidelines, a good deal less text...
I can't tell you how disappointed I am to hear this. But I thank you for your post.



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I can't tell you how disappointed I am to hear this. But I thank you for your post.
That is why we have POD (Publish On Demand), aka publish your own book using online services that print it and send it to Amazon, B&N, and old fashioned book shops all over the world.



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That is why we have POD (Publish On Demand), aka publish your own book using online services that print it and send it to Amazon, B&N, and old fashioned book shops all over the world.
Do I sense a strictly Necturus book in the future?... well maybe with some sirens too



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I am also disappointed by the loss of some text. I was hoping that if anything more would be added.

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You can easily have your own books professionally printed these days but I think it is a bit more difficult to get yourself in the three-tiered system or Amazon (unless you use their POD service which supposedly isn't as cost effective as Lulu). To enter distribution you would need a lot of books which also removes one of the benefits of POD service; low barrier to entry.



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First book I ever got on caudates. It's a one-of-a-kind book...love it!



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That was one of the first books I bought as a young hobbyist. I did not understand much of the inofrmation in it then(2000), but I have often refered back to that book when I need a good little read, and then I find I learn something new each time.



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That is my very first book that I read about newts and salamanders.
A very experienced person on the hobby lent it to me and he said that my lack of basic ideas was due to so much dispersed and confusing information that is all around the Internet. He said it right that way: "After you read this book you will know exactly what is the information available that is not trash and also you will get another perspective about keeping newts and salamanders." Guess what? He was totally right!!
It's very important to be reading the other hobbyists experiences, being active in some groups and go on search for somethings that could be important but keeping on the search without having some pre-designed ideas means that you will read much non-important information leading any beginner to be lacking of basics on the hobby.
The book that I got here in my hands is the Spanish version with 240 pages entitled as "El Nuevo Libro de Salamandras y Tritones". I had no idea that this book was a translated version from the original "Newts and Salamanders" and I was preparing myself to write a review. The book begins with information about the some considerations about understanding salamanders and then going on the kinds of setups and it's maintenance, feeding, health and some care-sheets (being very briefly). The experiences described by the author are very fascinating. Maybe this book could be kindly more completed if it touched on the Paramesotriton complex.
I loved to read it and I am not sure if I am going to buy the English or the Spanish version. If I get a nice book supplier from Spain I think that will be the version that I will enjoy the most. I am Portuguese and I had almost no difficulty to understand Spanish.
There was just one thing that i didn't understood and google didn't helped me with this: what kind of live food the author refers to when he says "gusanos negros"? I first thought it could be tubifex but no, it isn't. If someone could help me with this And also if someone knows a book supply from Spain that ships to Portugal I would really appreciate a PM with that information.
I really do recommend that book to anyone who is a caudata hobbyist!



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Hello, Frank Indiviglio here.

I would like first to apologize in taking so long to view the very generous comments posted about my book...Dawn was kind enough to draw my attention to it...much appreciated, Dawn.

A new edition of the book will be published within the next year or so...it will have many new photos, but, per publishers new guidelines, a good deal less text....well, hopefully we can cover some of the deleted matters here.


The new edition of Newts and Salamanders by Indiviglio is out. I plan to pick up a copy to see what changes were made.




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First class book. I saw the new edition, but I like the old one better: it has more information, and still plenty of nice pics.

Btw, there is a mistake on page 11 that, unfortunately, has not been corrected in the 2nd edition: the pic is labeled Crested newt (T. cristatus), but the drawing is clearly of a L. vulgaris in breeding plumage.



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