For natural history, probably: Newts and Salamanders of Europe, R.A.Griffiths, ISBN 0-85664-100-X, also good information in: The Amphibians of the former Soviet Union, S.L.Kuzmin, ISBN 954-642-045-X.
For care, the Caudata Culture species database.
Thanks for all the info. Someone really needs to sit down and write a good book about newts, especially European newts. It would not have to be a huge volume: maybe something like Chris Mattison's, <u>Keeping and Breeding Lizards</u>.
I was considering getting that book as well. It's less expensive than Staniszewski' book. I enjoyed Mattison's "Keeping and Breeding Lizards" and I still think it's one of the the best general lizard book around. I'd imagine his amphibian book would be good too (I may just have to hunt down a copy and see for myself).
I have a copy of this book. (In fact every herpetological book that Chris has written!) It was first published in 1993, and I don't believe it has been revised. For this reason only, it isn't "cutting edge".
i highly recommend “buyanaxolotl.com”- ive purchased from them and received a beautiful animal for relatively cheap, in great condition, and excellent shipping precautions. the breeders are a couple living in georgia (i believe, don’t quite remember) and they’re fantastic. sometimes their website contact page doesn’t work, so i’d probably try just emailing them. good luck and happy hunting!