With the death of Netherton, this book will be the last collaboration between the gifted photographer and journalism professor Badger. Like their earlier volumes, Frogs and Snakes, this work is intended for a general audience. Its four chapters cover folklore and beliefs about lizards; their physical characteristics, senses, and behavior; the major families, with examples of both North American and world lizards; and conservation. Almost half the book is devoted to Badger's short narratives of the natural history of such familiar species as the five-lined skink, Gila monster, Galapagos iguana, and Komodo dragon, along with less familiar species of anoles, chameleons, and geckos. Badger's text draws on current scientific knowledge. Interspersed throughout are Netherton's stunningly detailed color photos of each lizard discussed. With a bibliography and extensive index, this work will be welcome in public and larger high school libraries.-Karen Fischer, Carleton Coll. Lib., Northfield, MN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.