Tortoises, Terrapins & Turtles of Africa

Tortoises, Terrapins & Turtles of Africa

by Bill Branch
     
 

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Africa has a rich diversity of tortoises, terrapins and turtles. This authoritative field guide is richly illustrated with colour photographs that make for easy identification of the 46 African species; it provides accessible, up-to-date information and distribution maps, and examines how these creatures have adapted to their environments. The book offers an overview…  See more details below

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Africa has a rich diversity of tortoises, terrapins and turtles. This authoritative field guide is richly illustrated with colour photographs that make for easy identification of the 46 African species; it provides accessible, up-to-date information and distribution maps, and examines how these creatures have adapted to their environments. The book offers an overview of their origins, anatomy and biology, their conservation status and the threats to their survival posed by the destruction of their habitats by man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781920544331
Publisher:
Penguin International
Publication date:
05/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
129
File size:
25 MB
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Meet the Author

BILL BRANCH is a well-known herpetologist and author of a range of books and papers on African reptiles and amphibians. He has done extensive fieldwork in over 20 African countries and has described over 40 new species. Bill has served on international conservation committees and co-authored the Atlas and Red List of South African Reptiles. He holds a doctorate in Zoology from the University of Southampton.

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