Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. Large octavo, photographs, softcover.
WAS $40. Ever wonder how many kinds of turtles there are? Or if they have teeth? Why so many turtles have yellow stripes on their neck? If it is wise to feed turtles in your neighbourhood pond or lake? Whit Gibbons and Judy Greene, two internationally known turtle biologists, provide complete answers to the most frequently asked questions about the more than 300 turtles, tortoises, and terrapin species of the world. From the palm-sized bog turtles of the United States to the great oceanic leatherbacks, turtles across the globe are admired for their persistence, patience, and resilience. With a friendly mix of scientific analysis and basic encyclopaedic coverage, the authors discuss a broad range of turtle topics, including behaviour, ecology, reproduction and development, turtle-human relationships, and the appearance of turtles in popular literature.
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