Tortoises and Turtles

Tortoises and Turtles

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Organized geographically, an illustrated field guide to the turtles of the world offers information on the appearance and behavior of 190 land, marine, and freshwater species.

Firefly Books Ltd

Turtles and tortoises are fascinating survivors from an ancient world of reptiles that reach back to the age of the dinosaurs. Today they rank among the most threatened species on the planet. Their slow movement on land and lack of defenses combine with habitat destruction to make them vulnerable everywhere in the world.

This guidebook describes in detail the appearance and behavior of 190 land, marine and freshwater species of turtle. The concise, informative text is supplemented by a wealth of drawings and photographs which show the individual forms, patterns, coloration and habitat adaptation of each turtle.

This handy guidebook will prove invaluable to the student, naturalist and anyone interested in this fascinating creature. Each species of turtle is covered in detail - name, species, habitat, food, range, and a thorough description are provided for each entry. 190 species are covered and illustrated with 400 color photographs and 250 drawings and charts to provide a unique look at turtles and tortoises.

An ideal book for anyone interested in marine life, it provides up-to-date information, clear color photographs in a handy format for use in the field or at a desk. Readers who need essential facts quickly will be pleased with the orderly presentation of information, the completeness of the entries and the accuracy of the information. The color photographs help in identifying species as well as providing a visual reference for the information presented.

A comprehensive guide to turtles and tortoises including habitat, dimensions, biology and behavior. Illustrated throughout in color.

Book News
For general readers, Ferri provides color photographs of most of the world's species, along with their physical, biological, and zoological characteristics and the current status of their risk and conservation. He is not identified. The original Italian Tutto tartarughe e testuggini was published by 1999 by Mondadori Editore and translated by Anna Bennett. The cover, spine, and CiP show the title as Turtles & Tortoises . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2002
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781552096314
Branch Call Number: 597.92 FERRI
Characteristics: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Anna
Notes: Translated from the original Italian 1999 edition, Tutto tartarughe e testuggini, by Anna Bennett


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