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Author Orenstein, Ronald I. (Ronald Isaac), 1946-
Title Turtles, tortoises and terrapins : a natural history / Ronald Orenstein
Publisher [Richmond Hill, Ont.] : Firefly Books, 2012
 Rodman Main Adult Oversize Q  597.92 O66n    AVAILABLE
Descript 448 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Preface : why turtles matter -- pt. 1. What turtles are. The essential turtle ; Turtles in time ; Turtles around the world. 1, Sidenecks and hidden necks ; Turtles around the world. 2, Terrapins and tortoises -- pt. 2. How turtles live. Under the hood ; Life as a turtle ; 'Twixt plated decks ; The endless journey -- pt. 3. Will turtles survive? Peril on land ; Peril at sea
Summary "Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins explains the astonishing ways turtles cope with their environment, explores the debate on their origins and describes the latest discoveries about their often surprising lives .... Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins explores the threats face around the world. On land and sea, and the efforts being made to conserve them. Fostering awareness about these unique and threatened creatures is among the main goals of this book." -- Dust jacket wrap
Subject Turtles
Turtles -- Ecology
ISBN 9781770851191

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