The Field Herping Guide
Finding Amphibians and Reptiles in the Wild
Mike Pingleton and Joshua Holbrook
University of Georgia Press, June 2019
Herping is the observation of amphibians and reptiles for recreation or for the production of citizen science - the cold-blooded equivalent of birding. The Field Herping Guide is the first book to explore the fun and fascinating world of observing herpetofauna across North America. The guide addresses questions new herpers have about amphibians and reptiles: What do I need to know about their biology? Where do I look for them, and when? These topics are covered in a straightforward manner, with images, a glossary of essential terms, and informational vignettes that support the subject material. 254 p.
The Field Herping Guide is available from amazon.com. Signed copies are also available directly from the authors - please send email to pingleto 'at' gmail.com for more details.
The Redfoot Manual
A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise
South American Redfoot Tortoises are growing in popularity among tortoise keepers. Their bright colors, gentle personalities and manageable size make Redfoots a great choice for a pet tortoise. The Redfoot Manual provides information for both new and experienced keepers alike on all aspects of care and maintenance of Redfoots in captivity. Topics covered include: Advice on how and where to purchase a Redfoot; information on natural history and behavior; ideas and requirements for indoor and outdoor housing; lighting, heat, moisture and other requirements; nutrition, health, reproduction, and neonate care. Packed with over 120 photographs and illustrations, The Redfoot Manual has everything a keeper needs to set up, maintain and enjoy their Redfoot Tortoise.
The Redfoot Manual is available from amazon.com. Signed copies are also available directly from the author - please send email to pingleto 'at' gmail.com for more details.
Postcards From Turtle Island
New and Used Poems
"In the interest of full disclosure I'll tell you Mike is a friend of mine. Which doesn't change the fact that I would love his poetry even if I didn't know him from Adam's off ox. These poems have muscle, folks, and juiciness and you can't help but chew and savor. There is both dark and light and depth and wonder -- and a wicked wit that makes you laugh out loud. I treasure this copy but already I'm looking forward to the next volume -- because we KNOW it's turtles all the way down." - Dee Churchill
Postcards From Turtle Island is available from amazon.com. Signed copies are also available directly from the author - please send email to pingleto 'at' gmail.com for more details.