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Turtles : the animal answer guide

Author: Whit Gibbons; Judy Greene
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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With a friendly mix of scientific analysis and basic encyclopedic coverage, Gibbons and Greene discuss a broad range of turtle topics, including behavior, ecology, reproduction and development, turtle-human relationships, and the appearance of turtles in popular literature.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gibbons, J. Whitfield, 1939-
Turtles.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)744465325
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Whit Gibbons; Judy Greene
ISBN: 9780801893490 9780801893506 0801893496 080189350X
OCLC Number: 315238990
Description: xiv, 163 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introducing turtles --
Form and function --
Turtle colors --
Turtle behavior --
Turtle ecology --
Reproduction and development --
Foods and feeding --
Turtles and humans --
Turtle problems (from a human viewpoint) --
Human problems (from a turtle's viewpoint) --
Turtles in stories and literature --
"Turtleology" --
Appendix A. Scientific and common names of living turtles --
Appendix B. Organizations and societies for turtle conservation.
Responsibility: Whit Gibbons and Judy Greene ; color photographs by Cris Hagen.

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Readers who want answers to specific questions or just want to expand their knowledge about these unique and interesting animals will find the information they seek in this essential reference.  Read more...

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A good general introduction to turtle biology and ecology. -- Ian Paulsen * Birdbooker Report * The wide ranging questions are answered in a very readable style, with specific scientific explanations Read more...

 
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