This is a large book. But extremely readable. It provides a wealth of information on how to care for this wonderful and much maligned animal. I particularly liked the comments made by other iguana owners on what they did - both right and wrong. All the time though, the author has the well being of the animal as the prime concern.
The photos were interesting but I would have liked more. Iguanas are so variable in terms of size, colour, behaviour it is helpful to see a wide cross section of animals illustrated.
I would have been interested in more of the authors experiences of seeing igs in the wild.
It must have been very taxing to write a book which discourages iguana ownership (which is important) while at the same time he obviously could not help waxing lyrical about their merits.
Everyone who walks into a pet shop to purchase an iguana for the first time should be forced to buy this book at the same time. (Whether pet shops should sell iguanas is an arguement for another day).
It does not really deal with the challenges of taking on rescued igs, but the background information is useful in this respect.
It is frustrating that the two best iguana hanbooks (this one and 'Iguanas for Dummies'), are both American. There is a need for a manual that deals with particularly British problems - like the lack of sunshine, difficulty finding greens in the winter, and the differences in veterinary care.
To conclude, though, an excellent book which is current, well researched, readable and may well help to stem the number of iguanas that die needlessly