From the Publisher
in stunning images and fascinating text, Turtles tells the
extraordinary story of the ancient shelled reptiles of the order
Highlighting exciting new discoveries about these prehistoric
animals, this book explores the remarkable physical and ecological
adaptations that have allowed these resourceful creatures to
survive millennia. The second part profiles the 15 diverse turtle
families. Popular pet turtles such as red-eared sliders and river
terrapins are explored alongside endangered species such as Kemp's
ridley sea turtles and ploughshare tortoises.
Throughout, color photographs display the beauty and diversity of
turtles. Intriguing behavior shots show turtles hatching, nesting,
swimming, basking and ambushing prey. Featuring range maps and a
complete listing of the 298 living species, Turtles is an essential
addition to the library of any turtle lover!
23 cm x 29 cm 160 page hardcover.
Published: April 1, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0785827757
ISBN - 13: 9780785827757