Publications from HerpDigest


HerpDigest’s newest offering: Gekko, The Journal of the Global Gecko Association


Log in at bottom of this page to place your order.

All orders within the United States are sent USPS 1–3 day Priority Mail.

Please feel free to “round up” the amount of your donation (e.g., $22 to $30 or more). Remember, all donations support HerpDigest. Indicate your total donation in the blank provided on the order form.

Orders outside the U.S., including Canada: Before placing your order, please email asalzberg@herpdigest.org to determine the additional shipping cost. (Shipping costs vary by country and number of books you order.)



The Tortoise Magazine

Each 160+ glossy pages and over 160 color photos.

Volume 1, Number 1

Out of print
Volume 1, Number 2

Out of print
Volume 1, Number 3
Volume 1, Number 4
Volume 2, Number 1
Volume 2, Number 2
“I like The Tortoise very much! It is a new kind of publication, not a scientific journal,
not a hobbyist magazine, it is something totally different. I look forward to the next issue.”
—Dr. Peter C. H. Pritchard, Chelonian Research Institute

The Tortoise Magazine, [is] ostensibly Us Weekly for people
who follow reptiles instead of Brad Pitt and ‘The Bachelor’”
The Wall Street Journal

All issues: $25.00 each.


Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition (Peterson Field Guides) 4th Edition
By Robert Powell, Roger Conant, and Joseph T. Collins

Softcover, 4.5 x 1.1 x 7.2 inche, 512 pages, over 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps
$20.00 plus $7.00 S&H, total $27.00
Temporarily out of stock

The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years’ worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, similar species, habitats, and ranges, as well as subspecies, voice descriptions, and conservation status. This edition will be a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.

The best-selling field guides of all time

This new edition reflects 25 years of changes in our knowledge of the reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America. It includes descriptions of 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species, updated maps, and new figures and photos. Color illustrations and drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 322 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions. Clear and concise species accounts provide key characteristics, comparisons with similar species, and descriptions of habitats and ranges. Some also list subspecies, describe "voices," and note conservation status. This edition is a crucial resource for professional and amateur herpetologists, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and students.

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
  • Robert Powell is professor of biology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • The late Roger Conant was director and curator of reptiles at the Philadelphia Zoo.
  • The late Joseph T. Collins was founder and director of the Center for North American Herpetology.



In Search of Lost Frogs: The quest to find a beautifully rich and personal exploration of the plight of amphibians and the people working to save them.
By Robin Moore

Hardcover, 256 pages, over 400 full-color photographs, maps, index, © 2014
50% off list price: $17.50 plus $7.00 S&H in the U.S.

“Moore’s book proves him not just a fantastic photographer but also an excellent reporter and compelling storyteller. Such a vital part of the natural world, amphibians are lucky to have this artist on their side.” —Jennifer S. Holland, NYT best-selling author of Unlikely Friendships and Unlikely Loves

In Search of Lost Frogs is a stunning record of Moore’s journey and what he and his team did (or did not) find. The book is overflowing with exquisite close-up photographs by Moore that display the frogs’ remarkable coloring and camouflage, and reveal their diminutive size—many of the frogs are less than 5 cm long, if that. Moore’s engaging text tells the story of the expedition, its highs and lows, discoveries and failures, and the campaign’s ongoing work.

HerpDigest Online Order Form

To prevent automated spam we have password protected the online order forms.
Please enter the following User Name and Password when prompted (both are lower case):



Continue . . .