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Freshwater Turtles of AustraliaArtist/Author: Cann, John and Ross Sadlier.
Australia is home to a diverse freshwater turtle fauna including more than 25 species and an array of side-necked turtle subspecies. The biology and ecology of Australian freshwater turtles is complex and a number of species are of particular conservation concern. Many affected species are found on Australia’s east coast, where the river systems are most heavily modified due to the pressures of development. Freshwater Turtles of Australia is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive update of John Cann’s highly respected Australian Freshwater Turtles (1998). It reviews new information on the biology of Australian chelid turtles, presents recent perspectives and insights into their history and taxonomy, and provides an introduction to the freshwater turtles of New Guinea and Irian Jaya to Australia’s north. This landmark work brings together years of research and experience and will serve as an important reference for researchers, academics and herpetologists for many years to come.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Swan, Gerry, Ross Sadlier and Glenn Shea.
A guide to every gecko, flap-footed lizard, goanna, dragon, skink, snake and turtle known to live throughout the state’s many habitats.
A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales narrows down the field of species identification to a manageable size for any naturalist. The telltale details that make identification possible lie in the descriptions of families, genera and species; these are accompanied by clear line drawings. Where you need to tune out similar species, simple keys are provided. For herpetologists, the location maps will prove invaluable. This book is a thorough update, expansion and revision of A Field Guide to the Snakes and Lizards of New South Wales published in 2004. Since then, the number of species has increased, countless names have changed and new species locations have been found.
A worldwide travel guide to Sea turtles.Artist/Author: Nichols, Wallace J. et al.
Sea turtle populations around the world are endangered, and in recent years tourism has been a critical element in worldwide efforts to save them. As a result more opportunities to interact with and help sea turtles at locations all around the globe are now available. In this guide a scientist, a conservationist, and a journalist have come together to provide a guide to the places where people can view sea turtles and participate in authentic conservation projects. Covering five continents and including the South Pacific and Caribbean, the authors direct readers to the parks, reserves, and research sites where they can responsibly observe turtles in the wild, especially nesting beaches where people can see female sea turtles lay eggs and hatchlings make their harrowing journey from nest to sea. Options for on-site lodging and other amenities are included, if available, as well as details of other nearby attractions that travelers may wish to include in their itineraries.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in SabahArtist/Author: Inger, Robert F. and Tan Fui Lian.
A review of the rich herpeto-fauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous members.
The Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles in Sabah is a review of the rich herpetofauna of Borneo, including some of its less conspicuous and sometimes reviled members. Many of the species are unique to Borneo, most are active only at night, and most are completely dependent on forests for survival. This book on the frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles bring together photographs demonstrating that many of these animals are beautiful in colour and fascinating in form. Written for naturalists, students and travellers, the text provides information showing that not only is fear of the vast majority of the species misplaced but also how these animals fit into the complex workings of Borneo’s ecosystems.
Medical care of turtles and tortoises: diagnosis, therapy, husbandry, prevention.Artist/Author: Hnizdo, J. and N. Pantchev, editors.
A compendium on chelonian diseases, including their diagnosis and treatment. It also focuses on preventive medicine through inclusion of species-specific husbandry information to help prevent common husbandry mistakes, which may cause disease or injury. With the chapters: Turtle anatomy and physiology, biology and husbandry of Turtles, brumation (hibernation), protection of Chelonian species, general Chelonian medicine, clinical nutrition, clinical examination, examination of organ systems, special investigative techniques (laboratory, radiology, ultrasound endoscopy), Turtle parasites, selected viral disease of Turtles, electron microscopy, pathomorphological diagnosis, administering medications, anaesthesia and surgery, surgery, and special section on common Turtle diseases.
Saving Sea Turtles: Extraordinary Stories from the Battle Against ExtinctionArtist/Author: Spotila, James R.
In April 2007, eleven Leatherback turtles captured the imagination of the public worldwide as they ‘raced’ from Costa Rica toward the Galapagos Islands. Known as the Great Turtle Race, this event tracked these critically endangered sea turtles, drawing attention to their fragile status and generating data on the turtles vital to efforts to study and protect them. But the Great Turtle Race is just one of many tools marine conservationists use to inform people about the status, biology, and lives of the seven sea turtle species. Once plentiful, due to human actions sea turtle population levels plummeted throughout much of the twentieth century, stabilizing somewhat only after Archie Carr and Jacques Cousteau popularized their plight.
With this book, award-winning author James R. Spotila picks up where Carr and Cousteau left off, going inside the modern-day conservation movement to tell the tales of today’s sea turtle conservationists. He provides a complete overview of sea turtle biology and life cycles, discusses the human and natural world threats they face, and examines the new methods and technologies humans are using to save them.
Life in a shell: a physiologist’s view of a turtle.Artist/Author: Jackson, Donald C.
Here we discover how the turtle’s proverbial slowness helps it survive a long, cold winter under ice. How the shell not only serves as a protective home but also influences such essential functions as buoyancy control, breathing, and surviving remarkably long periods without oxygen, and how many other physiological features help define this unique animal. Jackson offers insight into what exactly it’s like to live inside a shell – to carry the heavy carapace on land and in water, to breathe without expandable ribcage, to have sex with all that body armour intervening. Also available in paperback [stock id 35394].
Turtles and Tortoises of Madagascar and adjacent Indian Ocean Islands: pocket identification guide.Artist/Author: Leuteritz, T.E.et al.
This laminated pocket guide with illustrations to identify 20 species on Mauritius and the Seychelles and individual maps for locating them is the tool to have on hand. In addition, you can use the checklist to note the location and date of the species you find.
Freshwater Turtles: A Wild Australia GuideArtist/Author: Cann, John.
Research into Australia’s freshwater turtles has progressed greatly in the last fifteen years. A number of new species have been formally described, thus increasing our appreciation of the complex biology and diversity of these beautiful reptiles. Many populations of turtles are currently in decline as they compete with ever expanding human populations for water.
This practical Wild Australia Guide introduces Australia’s freshwater turtles. Learn about these amazing reptiles from the very large broad-shelled turtle, to the well-known Macquarie river turtle, and the attractive Purvis’ turtle.
High-quality photographs and information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make Wild Australia Guide: Freshwater Turtles is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of turtles.
The Mary River turtle: yesterday, today, tomorrow.Artist/Author: Flakus, Samantha and Marilyn Connell.
This booklet has been compiled as a resource on the Mary River turtle, Elusor macrurus, a unique Australian freshwater turtle occurring in the Mary River Catchment in southeast Queensland. It includes current publications and websites.
Turtles of the world, volume four: East and South Asia.Artist/Author: Vetter, Holger. and Peter Paul van Dijk.
The fourth of four volumes. This volume is a portrayal of the chelonians of East and South Asia. Most members of the families Geomydidae and Trionychidae inhabit the geographic range covered in this book – from Pakistan to Japan and from Russia to Indonesia. The diversity of the South and East Asian chelonian fauna is even more enriched by numerous forms that have meanwhile been identified as hybrids. A great many of these forms are portrayed in a separate chapter.
Turtles of the WorldArtist/Author: Bonin, Franck, et al.
From familiar terrapins basking on a log to the majestic long-lived giant tortoises, turtles are the most fascinating animals. This illustrated guide to the world’s 300 species of turtles reveals 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. From familiar terrapins basking on a log to the majestic long-lived giant tortoises, turtles are among the most fascinating animals on the planet. In this complete guide to the world’s 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. The authors have travelled the world extensively together to study turtles in their natural habitats and have produced a comprehensive and beautifully written book that will appeal to all turtle lovers and nature enthusiasts. It is magnificently illustrated with over 300 colour photographs and each species has a colour distribution map.