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Turtles & tortoises of the world

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Published by Blandford in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesTurtles and tortoises of the world.
StatementDavidAlderton ; photographs by Tony Tilford.
The Physical Object
Pagination191p. ;
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15987630M
ISBN 100713719702

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Turtles & tortoises of the world by David Alderton Download PDF EPUB FB2

A very informative read on a whole host of different tortoises and turtles of the world. Packed with information found usually in large encyclopaedic books. Well written and researched. If you enjoy tortoises and turtles, whether you keep them or not, you will find fascinating facts in this book.

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For many years Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux, and Alain Dupré have traveled the world together to study turtles in their natural habitats.

In this complete guide to the world's nearly species of turtles, the authors reveal intimate. Turtles and tortoises are fascinating survivors from an ancient Turtles & tortoises of the world book of reptiles that reach back to the age of the dinosaurs. Today they rank among the most threatened species on the planet.

Their slow movement on land and lack of defenses combine with habitat destruction to make them vulnerable everywhere in the world/5(11). This revised work (updating Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: Survivors in Armor, ) features mostly new color photographs as well as updated entries based on recent research.

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(Midwest Book Review) "A comprehensive reference." (Southeastern Naturalist) "If you would like an illustrated guide to the turtles of the world, this is the book for you!" (Aquatic Mammals) "A significant book in turtle biology." (Canadian Field-Naturalist) "Incredibly complete guide to the world's nearly species of turtles /5(17).

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Author Russ Case, a noted author and reptile and amphibian specialist, recommends the best twelve turtles and tortoises for first-time keepers, not counting /5(15). Exploitation, carelessness, and greed: these words describe the cruelty humans have displayed towards turtles and tortoises.

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This book addresses the species of extant turtles in the world and is an update of the version of Orenstein's book titled Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins: Survivors in Armor Biologists, including students, interested in turtles should become familiar with this updated version as a general reference on selected natural history Brand: Firefly Books, Limited.

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Chapter Ten Turtles and Tortoises That Make Great Pets. Chapter Ten Turtles and Tortoises That May Be Difficult to Care For. Chapter Ten Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy. Chapter Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid. Appendix A: Chelonian Terms and Scientific Names. Appendix B: Sources of Things Chelonian.

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Whole populations of giant tortoises perished at the hands of sailors in the Galapagos, and even today, five of the seven species of marine turtle are threatened with extinction.

With richly detailed photos, and an in-depth. Also, The World of Turtles and Tortoises, will tell you the perilous state of many turtles all over the world, and inform you how you can help in the fight to save them.

And finally, this book presents a gallery of common turtle species for would-be turtle-keepers : John Lehrer.Tortoises are the longest-living land animal in the world, although the longest-living species of tortoise is a matter of debate.

Galápagos tortoises are noted to live over years, but an Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita may have lived an estimated : Reptilia. And the world’s turtles and tortoises have Dr. Peter Pritchard,” wrote University of Southern California biological anthropologist Craig B.

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