I am looking for some books to purchase, specifically about newt and salamander care. Last week I bought the Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry book to try to help my sick eastern newt (who subsequently passed away). I know lots of people raved about the book, so I was willing to shell out $160 for it. Sadly, I am VERY disappointed with it. I am sure it's a fantastic source for someone who is studying to be a vet or for those people who are well versed in graduate level biology. I am neither. Although I AM a science teacher, I found the book very hard to follow and I am sure the average "layman", like myself, will be more puzzled than helped by it. (Just me 2 cents- I know a lot of you love the book......sorry) Are there any books on the market that are geared more specifically towards newts and salamanders (as opposed to the wide range of caudata in general) that are easy to understand? After looking at the Amphibian Medicine book the last few days I really think alot of the moderators and helpful people here should pool their resoruces to write a book...I've understood more here than any other newt source (book, internet or otherwise) I've seen.