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Turtles of the Southeast (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book)

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Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles.

Heavily illustrated, fact-filled descriptions of each species and its habitat comprise the heart of the book. Species accounts cover such information as descriptions of adults and hatchlings; key identifiers including size, distinctive characters and markings; land, river, pond, and wetland habitats; behaviors and activities; food and diet; reproduction; predators and defense; and conservation issues.

Also included is a wealth of general information about the importance of turtle conservation and the biology, diversity, and life history of turtles. Discussed are distinguishing turtle characteristics; differences among turtles, tortoises, and terrapins; shell structure and architecture; reproduction and longevity; turtle predators and defense mechanisms; and turtle activities such as basking, hibernation, aestivation, and seasonal movement. Useful information about the interactions of humans and turtles is also covered: species that are likely to be commonly encountered, turtles as pets, and more.

Clearly written, cleanly designed, and fun to use, the guide will promote a better understanding of the habitat needs of, and environmental challenges to, this fascinating group of animals.

Features:

  • In-depth descriptions of the forty-two native species
  • Conservation-oriented approach
  • More than two hundred color photographs
  • Nearly forty distribution maps
  • Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature turtles
  • “Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting turtle facts
  • Size charts; key identifiers; and information about habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation

Synopsis:

Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles.

About the Author

Kurt Buhlmann is a research scientist at the University of Georgias Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL). Tracey Tuberville is a research coordinator at SREL. Whit Gibbons is a professor of ecology at the University of Georgia and Senior Research Ecologist at SREL. He is coauthor of Snakes of the Southeast (Georgia).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820329024
Author:
Buhlmann, Kurt
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Other:
Gibbons, Whit
Author:
Tuberville, Tracey
Author:
Gibbons, Whit
Author:
Gibbons, J. Whitfield
Subject:
Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Turtles - Southern States
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Nature Studies-Reptiles and Amphibians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
415 color photos, 39 distribution maps
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in 1.86 lb

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Product details 264 pages University of Georgia Press - English 9780820329024 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles.
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