Turtles of the World (World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series)

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9783540145479: Turtles of the World (World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series)

Produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution University Press, this up-to-date and extensive work covers the turtles of the world with over 1000 unique full-colour photographs and video movies. All 288 species and 195 subspecies known to date - both aquatic and terrestrial - are included, with revised taxonomy. The IUCN information on the status of these species (red list) is also provided. The geographic information system, MapIt, includes new distribution maps allowing a comparison of the distribution patterns of species, and a study of the geographic diversity of turtles. Complete with all principle literature references (over 1800) for this group.

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About the Author:

Carl H. Ernst was professor of biology at George Mason University and was author of four books, include Venemous Reptiles of North America. Roger W. Barbour is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky.


Welcomed by professionals and laypeople alike. (Quarterly Review of Biology)

Every turtle enthusiast will want a copy. (Canadian Field Naturalist)

Of utmost importance to the herpetological community and others interested in turtle biology. (Explorer)

The first comprehensive coverage of the world's 257 turtle species, a group of reptiles with a 200-million-year history. . . . Turtles of the World represents an impressive piece of scholarship. It will prove to be an invaluable source of information for many years. (Nature)

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