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Turtles and tortoises are fascinating survivors from an ancient world 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. This guidebook describes in detail the appearance and behavior of 190 land, marine and freshwater species of turtle. The concise, informative text is supplemented by a wealth of drawings and photographs which show the individual forms, patterns, coloration and habitat adaptation of each turtle. This handy guidebook will prove invaluable to the student, naturalist and anyone interested in this fascinating creature. Each species of turtle is covered in detail - name, species, habitat, food, range, and a thorough description are provided for each entry. 190 species are covered and illustrated with 400 color photographs and 250 drawings and charts to provide a unique look at turtles and tortoises. An ideal book for anyone interested in marine life, it provides up-to-date information, clear color photographs in a handy format for use in the field or at a desk. Readers who need essential facts quickly will be pleased with the orderly presentation of information, the completeness of the entries and the accuracy of the information. The color photographs help in identifying species as well as providing a visual reference for the information presented.
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This is an excellent guide for young and old, that will solve the mystery of that turtle sunning itself.--Robert E. Hoopes"Wildlife Activist" (08/01/2002) A worldwide field guide with excellent photographs ... Inexpensive and highly useful reference.-- (10/01/2002) Organized geographically... the book will serve as a handy and inexpensive guide to turtles of the world.-- (01/01/2003) Excellent color photographs and artwork illustrate each species ... invaluable to pet enthusiasts and a useful library addition for anyone seriously interested in turtles.-- (01/01/2003)About the Author:
Vincenzo Ferri was a founder and director of the Herpetological Study Center in Italy. He works with major conservation organizations as well as those responsible for parks and nature reserves on problems of turtle and tortoise management and protection. He is the author of a number of books and scientific and popular articles and an advocate of animal protection programs around the world.
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Book Description Firefly Books, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111552096319
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