Mike Pingleton is a computer operations manager at the University of Illinois. He has written extensively about field herping, and about amphibians and reptiles in general, for Herp Nation. He is the author of The Redfoot Manual, a how-to book concerning the care and conservation of the South American Red-footed Tortoise, and the field herping blog at www.fieldherping.org. Pingleton has served on the board of directors of the World Chelonian Trust and as an administrative project manager for HerpMapper (www.herpmapper.org), a global data collection project powered by citizen science. Joshua Holbrook is an Appropriate Technology assistant instructor at Equip Intl. He is the author of A Field Guide to the Snakes of Southern Florida, as well as articles in the popular journal Herp Nation and such scientific publications as Freshwater Biology, IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians, and Herpetological Review.
The Field Herping Guide by Pingleton and Holbrook is a refreshing response to the widespread and burgeoning interest in herpetology among all age groups. As the best practical how-to guide yet written for discovering and enjoying reptiles and amphibians in their natural settings, the book will enhance the enjoyment of herp enthusiasts and bolster conservation efforts at many levels. The personal experiences of the authors coupled with down-to-earth presentations of where and when to find these fascinating creatures in the wild will inspire any promising herpetologist to take the next step to enjoy them. This well-written book provides useful herpetological information for hobbyists, professionals, and casual observers alike. - Whit Gibbons, author of Snakes of the Southeast