The following list of books comprises a variety of informational resources for the herpetologically
inclined. Many are introductory books, while others are advanced. Some books may be older and
contain outdated information, but many of these may also contain wonderful illustrations and field
notes that are not printed in newer publications. We like to shop for these books online. We also
urge you to check for titles at your local library. Hope you read something fascinating!
ADDITIONAL BOOKS, GUIDES AND ARTICLES ARE LISTED ON THE NATIVES REFERENCES PAGE!
BOAS and PYTHONS:
Rosy, Rubber, and Sand Boas by Richard D. Bartlett. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. c. 2005. 46 p.
COLUBRIDS: Corn Snakes, Kingsnakes, Gopher Snakes, Garter Snakes, etc.
Corn Snakes The Comprehensive Owner's Guide by Kathy Love and Bill Love. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA c. 2005. 228 p.
This is the book to get for corns!
The Corn Snake Manual by Bill Love and Kathy Love. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Inc., Mission Viejo, CA c. 2000. 127 p.
Cornsnake Morph Guide by Charles Pritzel. self-published, Mount Prospect, IL. c. 2005-2006. 108 p.
Corn Snakes and Other Rat Snakes by R. D. Bartlett and Patricia P. Bartlett. Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, NY c. 1996. 104 p.
A Color Guide to Corn Snakes Captive-Bred in the United States by Michael J McEachern. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Lakeside, CA
c. 1991. 48 p.
Common Kingsnakes (The General Care and Maintenance of) by David Perlowin. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Mission Viejo, CA c. 1992.
The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology by Rossman, Douglas A.; Ford, Neil B.; and Seigel, Richard A. University of Oklahoma Press,
Norman, Pub. Div. of University c.1996. 332 pgs.
Kingsnakes and Milksnakes by R. D. Bartlett and Ronald G. Markel. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. c. 2005. 95 p.
Pine Snakes by W. P. Mara. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ c. 1994. 63 p.
The Book of Snakes by John A. Burton. Quarto Publishing plc, London, England (via Crescent Books, New York, NY) c. 1991. 144 p.
Nonvenomous Snakes by Ludwig Trutnau. Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, Germany. c. 1979/1981 (1st English translation - Barron's
Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. c. 1986) 191 p.
The Lizard-Watching Guide by Sherburn R. Sanborn. Lorraine Press, Salt Lake City, UT. c.1994. 36+ p.
REPTILES (General Information)
AMPHIBIANS (Species Information, Captive Care, and Propagation)
FROGS and TOADS
SALAMANDERS and NEWTS
Newts and Salamanders by Frank Indiviglio. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. c. 1997. 128 p.
REPTILES and AMPHIBIANS (Compilations)
The World's Most Spectacular Reptiles and Amphibians (4th ed.) by William W. Lamar. World Publications, Tampa, FL. c. 2002. 208 p.
REPTILES (Species Information, Captive Care and Propagation)