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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 world, volume two: North America.Artist/Author: Vetter, Holger.
The second of four volumes. This volume covers North America.
Turtles. Proceedings: International Turtle and Tortoise Symposium Vienna 2002.Artist/Author: Artner, Harald, et al.
Includes papers, from contributors from many different countries, presented at the symposium on turtle keeping, breeding, and observing.
The turtles of Russia and other ex-Soviet republics (former Soviet Union).Artist/Author: Kuzmin, Sergius L.
Includes information on keeping and breeding turtles, diseases and treatments, ecology, nature reserves, conservation, pet trade and other anthropogenic factors.
Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and ConservationArtist/Author: Spotila, James R.
For more than a hundred million years, sea turtles have been swimming in the world’s oceans. These magnificent, long-lived creatures spend their lives in the water, coming ashore to lay their eggs. Upon hatching, the baby turtles leave the nest and enter a dangerous world of storms and predators. The females will return to the same beach to lay their own eggs when they reach maturity a decade later. Today, there are seven species of sea turtle: the grass–eating green turtle; the sea sponge–eating hawksbill; the olive ridley; the Kemp’s ridley, which is the smallest species; the loggerhead; the flatback of Australia; and the giant leatherback. Having escaped the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, these ancient reptiles today face new dangers that threaten their survival: pollution, hunting, and the destruction of their nesting grounds. Will this century be the last to witness their majesty? Will succeeding generations live in a world devoid of their graceful presence?
Marine biologist James R. Spotila has spent much of his life unraveling the mysteries of these graceful creatures and working to ensure their survival. In Sea Turtles, he offers a comprehensive and compelling account of their history and life cycle based on the most recent scientific data—and suggests what we can do now to save them. From the Kemp’s ridley, which nests on a single beach on Mexico’s Gulf Coast, to the nomadic leatherback, which can weigh up to a ton and is in the most imminent danger of extinction, Spotila offers a vivid description of their diets and mating habits, and the conservation efforts being made on their behalf. Illustrated with stunning color photographs by the world’s leading nature photographers, Sea Turtles will inform and inspire readers of all ages everywhere.