Turtles, tortoises and terrapins : a natural history
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[Richmond Hill, Ont.] : Firefly Books, 2012.
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Book
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448 pages : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Status:
McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction
597.92 ORE
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Praise for the first edition: With deft prose and engaging anecdotes, Mr. Orenstein takes us skillfully through a vast amount of information....[his] treatment is nothing short of masterly. --Science Books and Films

Abounds with excellent color photographs. Recommended for all public and academic libraries. -- Library Journal

The remarkable adaptations of turtles, tortoises and terrapins have helped them survive for over 200 million years. They are the most wide-ranging of reptiles, found in deserts, forests and the open ocean. But they are also among the world's most endangered animals. They face the multiple threats of habitat destruction, poaching, overhunting (for food and traditional medicines), deadly tangles with fishing lines and capture for the international pet trade. Around the world, turtle populations are under attack on land and sea. Many species are close to extinction and efforts are underway to save them. It is among the main goals of this book to foster awareness about these unique and threatened creatures.

In this new edition, zoologist Ronald Orenstein describes the astonishing ways that turtles cope with their environment. He updates readers on the latest discoveries and explores the debate on origins of the turtle. Every aspect of their evolution, life history and conservation status is presented in 250 photographs and lively text supplemented with numerous maps and a bibliography.

The battle to save turtles goes on. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins is fascinating, informative and essential for anyone interested in these amazing creatures and concerned about their precarious future.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Orenstein, R. I. 1. (2012). Turtles, tortoises and terrapins: a natural history. [Richmond Hill, Ont.]: Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Orenstein, Ronald I. 1946-. 2012. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History. [Richmond Hill, Ont.]: Firefly Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Orenstein, Ronald I. 1946-, Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History. [Richmond Hill, Ont.]: Firefly Books, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Orenstein, Ronald I. 1946-. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History. [Richmond Hill, Ont.]: Firefly Books, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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