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Turtles of the world

Author: Franck Bonin; Bernard Devaux; Alain Dupré
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
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"For many years Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux, and Alain Dupre have traveled the world together to study turtles in their natural habitats. In this complete guide to the world's nearly 300 species of turtles, the authors reveal intimate, little known details of these intriguing reptiles in their native habitats: what they eat, where they live, how they behave, and when and where they lay their eggs. Maps and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franck Bonin; Bernard Devaux; Alain Dupré
ISBN: 0801884969 9780801884962
OCLC Number: 63472645
Description: 416 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Translator's note --
[pt. 1]. General biology --
Proganochelys --
Skeleton --
Organs --
Senses --
Sexual dimorphism --
Metabolism --
Ethology --
Threats and protection --
[pt. 2]. Identification --
Pleurodira --
Chelidae --
Pelomedusidae --
Cryptodira --
Chelydridae --
Platysternidae --
Trionychidae --
Carettochelyidae --
Dermatemydidae Kinosternidae --
Cheloniidae --
Dermochelyidae --
Testudinidae --
Geoemydidae --
Emydidae --
References --
Index of scientific names.
Responsibility: Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux and Alain Dupré ; translated by Peter C.H. Pritchard.
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