Biology and conservation of North American tortoises.

Biology and conservation of North American tortoises. David C. Rostal.
Biology and conservation of North American tortoises.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Quarto, dustwrapper, photographs, line drawings, maps.

This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of North America's tortoises, bringing together leading experts to give an overview of tortoise morphology, taxonomy, systematics, paleontology, physiology, ecology, behavior, reproduction, diet, growth, health, and conservation. The contributors carefully combine their own expertise and observations with results from studies conducted by hundreds of other researchers. The result is a book that belongs in the library of every herpetologist.

Contributors include: Gustavo Aguirre; L. Linda; J. Allison Matthew; J. Aresco Roy; C. Averill-Murray; Joan E.
Berish; Kristin H. Berry; Dennis M. Bramble; K. Kristina Drake; Taylor Edwards; Todd C. Esque; Richard Franz; Craig Guyer; J. Scott Harrison; Sharon M. Hermann; J. Howard Hutchison; Elliott R. Jacobson; Valerie M. Johnson; Richard T. Kazmaier; Earl D. McCoy; Philip A. Medica; Robert W. Murphy; Henry R. Mushinsky; Kenneth E. Nussear; Michael P. O'Connor; Thomas A. Radzio; David C. Rostal; Lora L. Smith; James R. Spotila; Craig B. Stanford; C. Richard Tracy; Tracey D. Tuberville; Michael Tuma; and, Thane Wibbels.

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