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North American Box Turtles: A Natural History
     

North American Box Turtles: A Natural History

by C. Kenneth Dodd
 

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Once a familiar backyard visitor in many parts of the United States and Mexico, the box turtle is losing the battle against extinction. In North American Box Turtles, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., has written the first book-length natural history of the twelve species and subspecies of this endangered animal. This volume includes comprehensive information on the

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Once a familiar backyard visitor in many parts of the United States and Mexico, the box turtle is losing the battle against extinction. In North American Box Turtles, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., has written the first book-length natural history of the twelve species and subspecies of this endangered animal. This volume includes comprehensive information on the species’ evolution, behavior, courtship and reproduction, habitat use, diet, population structure, systematics, and disease. Special features include color photos of all species, subspecies, and their habitats; a simple identification guide to both living and fossil species; and a summary of information on fossil Terrapene and Native uses of box turtles. End-of-chapter sections highlight future research directions, including the need for long-term monitoring and observation of box turtles within their natural habitat and conservation applications. A glossary and a bibliography of literature on box turtles accompany the text.

All royalties from the sales of this volume will go to the Chelonian Research Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for the conservation of turtles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806135014
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Series:
Animal Natural History Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
828,778
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.78(d)

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Peter C.H. Pritchard
"North American Box Turtles will be useful to turtle specialists, as well as to animal behaviorists, conservationists, general herpetologists, land and wildlife managers, and turtle hobbyists. (Peter C. H. Pritchard, Director, Chelonian Research Institute)
Craig Weatherby
Ken Dodd provides the 'ammunition' that our concerned army of environmental protectionists will need for winning the war that is threatening the existence of one of America's oldest residents, the North American box turtle. (Craig Weatherby, Chair of the Environmental Science and Studies Program, Adrian College, Michigan)

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