This is an accessible guide to the continent's important snakes, lizards, turtles, crocidilians, salamanders, frogs and toads. The author was formerly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has written two other books in this series. His descriptions include life histories, aids to identification and the habitat of each reptile or amphibian discussed. The book covers the U.S., Canada, and the Mexican plateau. Photographs in color and black and white by John Cameron Yrizarry.