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Handbook of Turtles The Turtles of the United States, Canada, and Baja California

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Out of Print
By: Archie Carr and J Whitfield Gibbons
542 pages, 142 b/w illus, maps
Handbook of Turtles
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  • Handbook of Turtles ISBN: 9780801482540 Paperback May 1995 Out of Print #41152
  • Handbook of Turtles ISBN: 9780801400643 Hardback Apr 1952 Out of Print #2469
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Organized in a clear and concise fashion this handbook gives a comprehensive summary of 79 species of turtles. The foreword by June Whitfield Gibbons puts the book, originally published in 1952, into historical perspective and supplies information bringing it up to date. The original text considers in its first part turtle physiology, reproduction, growth, adaptation, behaviour, and evolution. The latter half of the book is organized according to keys that give identifying characteristics, life histories, and illustrations of each species. Under headings of geographical range, distinguishing features, description, habitat, habits, breeding, and feeding, the volume provides detailed accounts of the various species and sub-species.

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Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Out of Print
By: Archie Carr and J Whitfield Gibbons
542 pages, 142 b/w illus, maps
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