Hardback
September 7, 2006
9780801884962
English
French
416
300 color photos, 320 maps
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
3.8 Pounds (US)
3.8 Pounds (US)
$57.00 USD, £42.00 GBP
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Turtles of the World

From the familiar painted turtle basking on a log to the majestic long-lived giant tortoises, turtles are among the most fascinating animals on the planet. For many years Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux, and Alain Dupré 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.

Originally written in French, the text has been translated by one of the world's leading turtle experts, Peter C. H. Pritchard. The result is a beautifully written and illustrated book that belongs on the shelf of every library, public and private. Written for the millions of turtle lovers and nature enthusiasts who will find answers to their questions within its pages, this book is bound to become the standard reference for years to come.

About the Authors

Franck Bonin is a veterinarian with thirty-two years of specialized experience with turtles. Bernard Devaux is the founder of the French nonprofit organization Village des Tortues. Alain Dupré is an avid turtle enthusiast who serves on the boards of several conservation organizations in France. Peter C. H. Pritchard is the author of hundreds of articles on turtles and the Encyclopedia of Turtles.

Reviews

"This book is a gem . . . it will be considered a classic very quickly. People will snatch this book up faster than a box turtle devours a night crawler!"—Marmorata

"In their new book, Turtles of the World, Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux and Alain Dupré seek to loft turtles into the limelight by showcasing the group's diversity—its beauties, its goofies, its gargoyles."—Natalie Angier, Science Times, New York Times

"A guide to all the world's nearly 300 species of turtles . . . quite an undertaking."—Wildlife Activist

"The volume's value lies in its up-to-date coverage of species . . . all readers will appreciate the wonderful color photographs, which make the book a pleasure to browse."—Library Journal

"This superb sourcebook is the most current summary of world turtle nomenclature. Essential."—Choice

"College-level holdings, many an aquarium shop, and any serious natural history collection must have Turtles of the World . . . Color photos pack every page and its information is well-rounded and key to any serious turtle researcher."—Midwest Book Review

"A comprehensive reference."—Southeastern Naturalist

"If you would like an illustrated guide to the turtles of the world, this is the book for you!"—Aquatic Mammals

"A significant book in turtle biology."—Canadian Field-Naturalist

"Incredibly complete guide to the world's nearly 300 species of turtles . . . A superb standard reference."—Compendium Newsletter

"The publishers should be complimented on producing another attractive book for both the novice and professional herpetologist alike."—Harlan Walley, Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society

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