Islands and the Sea: Essays on Herpetological Exploration in the West Indies comprises a series of personal essays by several generations of herpetologists - from current graduate students to our most senior scientists - about their experiences in the field. This group includes United States and European-based biologists as well as experts who were born and raised in the West Indies. These recollections of the trails, tribulations, successes, and joys of field research are sure to inspire new generations of herpetologists, here and in other parts of the world. The volume is profusely illustrated with 316 photographs of amphibians and reptiles, their habitats, and herpetologists working in the field. Numerous maps of collection localities, expedition routes, and island topography are included.
Authors include: Allison C. Alberts, Michel Breuil, Ellen J. Censky, Brian I. Crother, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., Alberto R. Estrada, Henry S. Fitch, Ansel Fong G., Richard Franz, Orlando H. Garrido, Richard E. Glor, George C. Gorman, S. Blair Hedges, Robert W. Henderson, Kirsten N. Hines, Karim V. D. Hodge, Sixto J. Incháustegui, John B. Iverson, Rafael L. Joglar, Hinrich kaiser, Charles R. Knapp, James Lazell, Walter E. Meshaka, Jr., Robert Powell, A. Stanley Rand, Lourdes Rodríguez Schettino, Richard A. Sajdak, Margaret M. Stewart, Jennifer M. Valiulis, and Bryon Wilson
Robert W. Henderson and Robert Powell. 312 pages. 2003. Hardcover. ISBN - 9780916984625