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A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise
by: Chambers, Paul

For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius. Then in the sixteenth century sailors discovered that they were good to eat, and their strategic location led to a wholesale plunder of their population by passing ships. Later, many Victorian scientists became fascinated with these creatures, directly inspiring the first understanding of ecology and biogeography and Darwin's theory of natural selection. The giant tortoise was also the subject of the world's first conservation fight in the 1870s. Indeed many people's lives have been touched by these gentle giants. The French were happy to surrender the island of Mauritius in 1810, but baulked at handing over their mascot tortoise, and the British and American governments were forced to concede the tortoises in a major Cold War incident. The twentieth century saw the establishment of wildlife reserves in the Galapagos and elsewhere, but it has been too late for many species. However, modern genetics has been able to track down members of what were once believed to be extinct populations. A Sheltered Life is a fascinating look at one of the world's strangest and most wondrous animals -- whose significance in modern science and culture cannot be underestimated. 305 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C, (Regular $34.95)...$25.00
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings otherwise like new

Baby Turtles
by: Gurley, Russ

Russ Gurley, of the Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group, tells you how to properly care for small, captive-hatched baby turtles. He presents the information & ideas that can help new turtle keepers to enrich their hobby & provide more interesting & appropriate environments for their baby turtles. Covers: choosing a turtle, your turtle's new home, feeding, health, & lists some popular aquatic species & semi-aquatic & terrestrial species. Includes a 7 page photo gallery. Color photos. 58 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$7.95

Box Turtle Manual
by: DeVosjoli, Philippe

From the Herpetocultural Library Series. General care & maintenance, housing, feeding, breeding, species, health, diseases & disorders, parasites, hibernation. B/W & Color photos. 102 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C...$8.50

Box Turtles: Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity
by: Patterson, Jordan

Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, health, and breeding of box turtles and provides information on keeping them as pets. Color photos. 64 pgs.
c.1994, S/C...$9.95

Box Turtles (Reptile Keeper's Guide)
by: Bartlett, R.D. & Patricia
Gives hobbyists basic information on reptiles' anatomy, life cycles, and traits, as well as specific instructions on care and breeding. There is expert information on selecting good specimens, determining sex, providing proper caging, nutritious feeding, and health care. Filled with color photos. 46 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$6.95

General Care & Maintenance Of Popular Tortoises
by: De Vosjoli, Philippe

This book covers care and husbandry of the most popular and commonly imported tortoises such as: (Leopard tortoise, Red-footed, African spurred, etc). Covers: Selection, sexing, acclimation, housing design and landscaping, feeding and watering, hibernation, species, diseases and disorders, salmonella and hygiene and more. B/W photos. 54 pgs.
c.1996, S/C...$7.50

Guide to Owning a Box Turtle
by: Patterson, Jordan

This handy, helpful and colorful guide discusses how to select, house, feed and even breed box turtles successfully. Also included is a section on the Asian box turtles, which many people incorrectly think can be kept just like the North American species. 63 pages, Color photos
Condition: Good - Cover bent, shelf wear

Guide To Owning A Red-Eared Slider
by: Patterson, Jordan

History, taxaonomy, selection, housing, breeding, feeding, sickness, health, other sliders. Color photos. 62 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C...$9.95
Condition: Fair - Slight water damage

Guide To Owning Turtles
by: Coborn, John

A great introduction to keeping turtles. Covers what is needed to provide housing, care, & feeding for a variety of pet turtles, & explains the mysteries of breeding turtles & tortoises. Over 75 color photos of both common & rare species. 64 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C, (Reg Price $7.95)...$6.95
Condition: Very good, slight wear on outside

Loggerhead Turtle: Survivor From The Sea
by: Scott, Jack & Sweet, Ozzie

Two noted professionals have protrayed the marvelous birth of the Loggerhead Turtle in an outstanding picture essay. It superbly narrates the world of the loggerhead female, who has returned to an island off the coast of Florida to lay her eggs. This group of hatchlings survives great danger from predators to finds their way back to the sea where they begin their fight for their survival. B/W photos. 60 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings

Mediterranean Tortoises
by: Jepson, Lance

This comprehensive book will give you everything you need to know to give your tortoise a long & healthy life. Topis cover: how a tortoise works; species descritptions; evolution & natural history; nutrition, diet & feeding; housing; routine measurements & records; hibernations; reproduction; health. Color photos. 96 pgs.
c. 2006, H/C...$45.00

North American Box Turtles: A Natural History
by: C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.
Includes color photos of all 12 species and subspecies of box turtles and their habitats, a simplified guide to both living and fossil species, a summary of information on fossil Terrapene and Native uses of box turtles, end-of-chapter sections that highlight future research directions, a glossary of general natural history terms, and a bibliography of literature on box turtles. Color & B/W photos, line drawings, charts. 231 pgs.
c. 2001...S/C...$34.95

Popular Tortoises
by: de Vosjoli, Philippe

Chapters cover: Before you buy, guidelines for selecting health animals, quarantine, acclimation, housing, heating, lighting, humidity, feeding, watering, hibernation, ontogeny & life stages, notes on various species, diseases & disorders, handling, & unwanted tortoises. Includes: Leopard Tortoise, African Spurred Tortoise, Red-Footed Tortoise, Russian Tortoise, Pancake Tortoise. B/W & Color photos. 70 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$8.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, some wear on outside cover

Proper Care Of Turtles
by: Coborn, John

Provides all the basics of turtle ownership. Chapters cover: evolution & classification, biology, housing, food, hygiene & general care, reproduction & captive propagation, & a selection of species. Color photos. 256 pgs.
c. 1993, H/C...$16.95

Search For The Great Turtle Mother
by: Rudloe, Jack

Intrigued by a legend recounted by fishermen in Costa Rica about a turtle-shaped rock that normally pointed out to sea but turned to face inland when it was time for the turtles to come ashore to nest, Rudloe travels across Central America & Malaysia searching out similiar legends & ancient structures, observing the instinctive rituals of present-day sea turtles, & thinking about their timeless message to our world. Illustrated. 271 pgs.
c. 1995, H/C, (Regular Price $17.95)...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, ex-library, some marks on dust jacket, like new inside except for usual library markings

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