Michael Tyler AO DSc is a Fellow of The American
Association for the Advancement of Science, and the recipient of
numerous awards, including the Eureka Prize for Science
Communication. He has published more than 400 scientific papers and
24 books and has edited or co-edited 11 books and journals. Among
his many contributions to herpetology, he has described 69 new frog
species or genera and reported the first fossil frogs from
Australia and New Guinea. He is currently a Visiting Research
Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and after 50 years as
Honorary Associate in Herpetology at the South Australian Museum
was appointed Curator Emeritus.
Frank Knight spent 25 years at CSIRO's Division of Wildlife Research illustrating books and scientific papers. He won a CSIRO Overseas Study Award in 1980, visiting artists and illustrators in Europe, UK, USA and Canada. He left the organisation in 1991 to illustrate the best-selling Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Since then he has illustrated a series of field guides including Parrots of the World: An Identification Guide with text by Joseph Forshaw. Field Guide to the Frogs of Australia Second Edition is his most recent work.