Within the last decade, our knowledge concerning monitor lizards increased tremendously, not only by the number of newly described species but also by our knowledge about their biology and how to breed them. For example, Varanus komodoensis has its own intra-species communication by determined movements of its tail, and even communal egg-laying is shown by two monitor species and the Varanus gouldii burrows are astonishing examples of lizard-architecture that are almost unbelievable. This book brings together a vast amount of information and can safely be considered today's bible of monitor lizards.
"Bernd Eidenmüller has had a passionate interest in varanid species for many years. He has travelled extensively to pursue this passion, particularly in outback Australia, where he has studied and photographed them on many expeditions. In the field of husbandry of these reptiles Bernd has built a solid reputation for successful breeding of many species, beginning with V. timorensis in 1983. In the years since, he has bred a total of 13 species and described, together with R. Wicker, a new species, V. reisingeri in 2005. Bernd has contributed articles on monitors to reptile magazines including iHerp Australia"
– Neville Burns, Blue Mountains Reptile Awareness.