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Turtles of the World

Turtles of the World

by Carl H. Ernst, Roger W. Barbour
     
 

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Presented in a logical and systematic order, Turtles of the World discusses each family separately with keys to genera and species. Summarizing the classification of every known turtle species, this volume includes descriptions and illustrations of turtle anatomy, a discussion of turtle origins, as well as karotype, reproductive, and ecological information. The

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Presented in a logical and systematic order, Turtles of the World discusses each family separately with keys to genera and species. Summarizing the classification of every known turtle species, this volume includes descriptions and illustrations of turtle anatomy, a discussion of turtle origins, as well as karotype, reproductive, and ecological information. The authors pinpoint causes for the decline of turtle populations and offer suggestions to reverse the effects of overcollecting, killing for food, environmental poisoning through insecticides and herbicides, and habitat destruction.

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Welcomed by professionals and laypeople alike. (Quarterly Review of Biology)

Every turtle enthusiast will want a copy. (Canadian Field Naturalist)

Of utmost importance to the herpetological community and others interested in turtle biology. (Explorer)

The first comprehensive coverage of the world's 257 turtle species, a group of reptiles with a 200-million-year history. . . . Turtles of the World represents an impressive piece of scholarship. It will prove to be an invaluable source of information for many years. (Nature)

Quarterly Review Of Biology
Welcomed by professionals and laypeople alike.
Canadian Field Naturalist
Every turtle enthusiast will want a copy.
Explorer
Of utmost importance to the herpetological community and others interested in turtle biology.
Nature
The first comprehensive coverage of the world's 257 turtle species, a group of reptiles with a 200-million-year history. . . . Turtles of the World represents an impressive piece of scholarship. It will prove to be an invaluable source of information for many years.
Booknews
All 257 known species of turtles are arranged by family, with identification keys for genera and species. The descriptions include recognition details, distribution, habitat and ecology, feeding, reproduction, and endangered status. The worldwide population decline is discussed extensively. Includes color and b&w photos. Suitable for both the specialist and the general reader. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560982128
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
11/17/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Meet the Author

Carl H. Ernst was professor of biology at George Mason University and was author of four books, include Venemous Reptiles of North America. Roger W. Barbour is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky.

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