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Turtles
     

Turtles

by Carl J. Franklin
 

This book tells the extraordinary story of the ancient shelled reptiles of the order Testudines.  Highlighting exciting new discoveries, it explores the remarkable adaptations that have allowed these creatures to survive millennia.  The second part profiles the 15 diverse turtle families.  Popular pet turtles such as red-eared sliders are explored

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This book tells the extraordinary story of the ancient shelled reptiles of the order Testudines.  Highlighting exciting new discoveries, it explores the remarkable adaptations that have allowed these creatures to survive millennia.  The second part profiles the 15 diverse turtle families.  Popular pet turtles such as red-eared sliders are explored alongside endangered species such as Kemp's ridley sea turtles.  Throughout, color photographs display the beauty and diversity of turtles.  Featuring range maps and a complete listing of the 298 living species, this book is an essential addition to the library of any turtle lover!

The intent of this book is to provide a glimpse into the colorful and extraordinary diversity found among turtles. Their natural history, ecology, biogeography, interesting behaviors are some of the topics explored. This book is a must-read for any biologist or environmentalist, and is packed with information about turtles' constant struggle for survival in today's changing and damaged environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785827757
Publisher:
Crestline Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Author and herpetologist Carl J. Franklin is the curator of the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center at the University of Texas at Arlington. His writings on turtles and other herpetological subjects have appeared in both popular and technical publications. A boundless enthusiast, Carl spends an inordinate amount of time in the field collecting specimens from the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. He lives in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife, son, dogs, and turtles.

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