Caudata.org: Newts and Salamanders Portal

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!
Did you know that registered users see fewer ads? Register today!

Request a Book Review

Abrahm

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 5, 2005
Messages
1,462
Reaction score
45
Location
Saint Paul, MN
Is there a book you are eying up on Amazon or Abebooks but it doesn't have any reviews? Request a review here and hopefully a Caudata.org member has a copy and can write a review of the text. Give as much information as possible and if a member decides to help you out they can post here to let you know!
 

Otterwoman

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
6,619
Reaction score
87
Location
Wappingers Falls, NY
I just saw this on Amazon.

Fossil Salamanders of North America (Life of the Past) (Hardcover)
by J. Alan Holman (Author)

Anyone have/read it?
 

Kaysie

Site Contributor
Joined
Mar 10, 2003
Messages
14,465
Reaction score
99
Location
North Dakota
Just a side note, Al Holman was an awesome guy, and an awesome herpetologist. He passed away a few years ago, and it was very sad for all herpers, but especially those of us at MSU, where he was a professor. I had the opportunity to see him speak before he passed, and I will never forget a frail, 75 year old man making the most deadpan "Brokeback Mountain" jokes about Muir and Audubon.
 

Otterwoman

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
6,619
Reaction score
87
Location
Wappingers Falls, NY
I just saw this on amazon:

The Ugly Muckling: A Mudpuppy's Tale (Paperback)
by Ethan Kocak (Author)

List Price: $16.99

no other info but I'm intrigued.
 

ekocak

Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2008
Messages
59
Reaction score
0
Location
Upstate, NY

froggy

Site Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Messages
1,779
Reaction score
25
Location
Manchester, England
A note about Al Holman'sand his book - I met Al a few years ago through his involvement in a fossil site the museum I work for was working on (we did the fossil mammals, he did the fossil herps) and he was a fascinating person. I remember him talking about a Dicamptodon ensatus that he kept for many years and is now a skeletised specimen! His book is very interesting, if one is interested in palaeoherpetology as well as recent herpetology. It is the culmination of many years' work and well worth a read.
 

froggy

Site Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Messages
1,779
Reaction score
25
Location
Manchester, England
I want to buy one of Raphaelli's books (either Salamandres de l'ancien monde or Les Urodeles de la Monde) and was wondering which people would recommend me to get. I would like to have information on the new world salamanders, but my main interest is in old world caudates - does the info on the latter suffer to accomodate the new world animals into the book?

Thanks

Chris
 

Otterwoman

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
6,619
Reaction score
87
Location
Wappingers Falls, NY
I don't know anything about the first book you mentioned, but the second book definitely covers new world salamanders.
 

froggy

Site Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Messages
1,779
Reaction score
25
Location
Manchester, England
Hi Dawn

Sorry, I didn't really write what i meant clearly - I know that Les Urodeles de la Monde has new world caudatwes in it as well as old world, but was wondering how much condensing the info on Old world caudates suffered to get the new world salamanders in as well. Les Salamandres de l'ancien monde has more pages than Les urodeles de la monde.

Sorry for the confusion (i really must re-read my posts before submitting them to make sure they actually say what i think they say!)

Chris
 

John

Founder
Staff member
Joined
Feb 6, 2001
Messages
8,125
Reaction score
294
Location
USA
I have Jean's book about Old World Salamanders but not the new one. However I believe Amphibiaweb has used many of his accounts from the new book - you can probably get a preview of the sort of "condensation" or lack of it.

Yesterday was Jean's birthday btw.
 

froggy

Site Contributor
Joined
Nov 8, 2002
Messages
1,779
Reaction score
25
Location
Manchester, England
Thank John. I think I will go for the new one, as it does have good photographic data, which I believe the first book is a bit wanting in. Is jean a member of the site?

Chris
 

Cruso

New member
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
19
Reaction score
1
Location
Ontario, Canada
I just decided to buy Herpetology: An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition but I've only been able to find a few reviews, so I would like to see a thorough one of that.


--------------
edit: by George R. Zug (Author), Laurie J. Vitt (Author), Janalee P. Caldwell (Author) (always good to know)
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Otterwoman

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
6,619
Reaction score
87
Location
Wappingers Falls, NY

lexmiller

New member
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
131
Reaction score
2
Location
NorCal
What about the book "Petersen's Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians"?
 

Otterwoman

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 13, 2006
Messages
6,619
Reaction score
87
Location
Wappingers Falls, NY
Has anyone ever read "The Pepperwood Creek Affair" by the biologist Twitty written in 1966?

I got the book that this appears in and will be reviewing it soon! I think it's going to be GREAT! It's from a book called Of Scientists and Salamanders and is a sort of autobiography of his career.

What about the book "Petersen's Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians"?

As far as Peterson's, the Eastern guide has been reviewed, and I have the Western now as well, and everything holds true that was written about the Eastern guide, except there are different species treated. It's excellent!
 

mrmorrell

New member
Joined
Apr 27, 2012
Messages
5
Reaction score
0
Location
Florida
I am interested if anyone is familiar with either of these books ...
Axolotl. Facts & Information: A Complete Pet Owner's Guide. Lolly Brown
Axolotls, Mexican Salamanders as Pets. Axolotls care, facts, diet, aquarium, habitat, breeding, diseases and where to buy all included. The Axolotl Complete Owner's Guide.
Elliott Lang
 

greenwood09

New member
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
27
Reaction score
1
I just saw this book on amazon Genus Triturus a chaimaira book has anyone had a chance to review this book please let me know. thanks
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • melon:
    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
    +1
    Unlike
  • melon:
    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
    +2
    Unlike
  • the:
    ooff
    +1
    Unlike
  • the:
    good luck recycling the tank!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    do the classifieds still exist?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Roach:
    nevermind! off my game tonight
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Shane_Yogurt:
    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    Hello everyone! I’m new in this world and i need some advices please! I have 2 axolotl babies and currently the water from the tank is from bottled water ( all parameters are good) but i want to change 50% of the water with city tap water. My question is how to change it? Do i need to get axis out, do the change, add the prime, wait (how much?) until its dechlorinated or i can add the tap water directly into the tank with axis in it, and add the prime conditioner? Thank you!!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
    +1
    Unlike
  • JulMl:
    Thank you so much !!
    +1
    Unlike
  • Asmold1:
    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
    +2
    Unlike
  • tammyaxie:
    Where can I get blackworms?
    +1
    Unlike
  • John:
    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
    +1
    Unlike
  • noahc808:
    Does anyone know someone who can ship axolotls to hawaii? I recently did a water change and my axolotl died and there are no axos for sale right now.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    GadgetInspector has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    GadgetInspector has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Captive Bread has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Captive Bread has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
    Chat Bot: Captive Bread has joined the room. +1
    Top