Robert C. Stebbins is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley and a curator emeritus of the University’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. The author of over a dozen books, his latest work is Connecting with Nature: A Naturalist's Perspective.
Samuel M. McGinnis is Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, East Bay. He is the author of another California Natural History guide, Freshwater Fishes of California
“A must have for those with an interest in the herpetofauna of California!” - Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report/The Guardian
“A model for the ideal field guide. . . . Stebbins’s excellent color drawings stand out. . . . A valuable resource. . . . Highly Recommended.” - D. M. McKinstry, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, Choice