Most people have limited knowledge about the reptiles and amphibians found in the Great Lakes area, so they do not realize the importance of these species to the environment. This book by James H. Harding is a welcome volume that is sure to increase the awareness and knowledge of these often-misunderstood Great Lakes animals."Reptiles and Amphibians of the Great Lakes Region" offers thorough coverage on all the important subjects and issues confronting the world of herpetology today. While being a volume of great usefulness to naturalists in this field of study, it is also accessible to high school and college students. It serves as a handy reference tool for the many people who live in the Great Lakes wilderness areas and for tourists venturing into the wild for the rst time.James H. Harding is among the most respected herpetologists in the Great Lakes area. Throughout his career at the Cranbrook Institute for Science and Michigan State University, Harding has been very active in educating people about snakes, turtles, toads, and lizards through his numerous books, articles, and presentations.