• The Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas: Ecology, Evolution, Distribution, and Conservation (Animal Natural History Series)

    Covering all facets of the biology of a little-known genus, Peter V. Lindeman’s lavishly illustrated Map Turtle and Sawback Atlas is both a scientific treatise and an engaging introduction to a striking group of turtles. Map turtles and sawbacks, found in and along rivers from Texas to Florida and north to the Great Lakes, fascinate ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Over a short geologic time span, these turtles achieved exceptional biological diversification. Their diets are also exceptionally diverse, and a significant difference in size distinguishes males from females. Adult males are typically half or less the shell length of adult females, making map turtles and sawbacks the champions of sexual dimorphism among not only turtles but all four-legged vertebrates. Aesthetics also draw biologists and hobbyists to map turtles and sawbacks. While the male Sabine map turtle may look to some like a “pencil-necked geek,” as the author puts it, markings on the shell, limbs, head, and neck make map turtles among the most attractive turtles on earth. Sawbacks feature a striking ridge down their shell. Few turtles show themselves off to such advantage. Photographs included here of Graptemys basking poses reveal to what improbable heights these turtles can scale, the spread...

    • ASIN: 0806149310

  • Texas Turtles & Crocodilians: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History Guides)

    Texas has a large and diverse turtle population, with forms that are found nowhere else (Cagle’s Map Turtle and the Texas Map Turtle) and wide-ranging species that barely touch the state, including the Painted Turtles and the Rough-footed Mud Turtle. From the Sabine River to El Paso, and from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, thirty-one native and established exotic turtle species are definitely known in Texas, along with one crocodilian, the American Alligator.Texas Turtles & Crocodilians is the first complete identification guide to all the state’s turtles and to its single alligator. It offers detailed species accounts, range maps, and excellent color photographs to aid in field identification. The authors, two of the state’s most knowledgeable herpetologists, open the book with a broad overview of turtle natural history, conservation biology, observation, and captive maintenance before providing a key to Texas turtles and accounts of the various turtle families and species. Appendices provide brief accounts of species that occurred prehistorically in Texas and non-established exotic species, as well as a table of Texas’ major watersheds and the turtle diversity in each one. Informational resources on Texas turtles and alligators, a map of Texas counties, a glossary, a ...

    • ASIN: 147730777X

  • Aquatic Turtles: Sliders, Cooters, Painted, and Map Turtles (Reptile Keeper's Guide)

    Titles in this series present basic information on reptiles plus specific instructions for their care. Each book opens with a description of the animal as it exists in its natural habitat, then continues with information on its life cycle and distribution in nature. Readers then get advice on selecting a good specimen, determining sex, and providing proper housing, feeding, and health care. Books are heavily illustrated with instructive color photos.

    • Brand: Barron's Publishing
    • ASIN: 0764122789
    • UPC: 027011022784

  • Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Fishing Map (Wisconsin Fishing Series, L240)

    A waterproof fishing map for this popular Wisconsin lake. The map includes depth contours, fishing tips, NOAA data, fishing tips and techniques, lat/long grid for GPS use, and boat ramps.

    • ASIN: B005FI5VS8

  • Sea Turtle Life Cycle Guide Franko Maps Laminated Poster

    Save the sea turtles! Side 1: Chart depicts the life cycle for seven species of sea turtles. Side 2: Photos show turtle activities during their life cycles along with each of the species. 14" x 21". Heavy 5-mil lamination makes this a great poster or placemat.

    • ASIN: 1601904304

  • Pete The Cat And The Treasure Map (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Captain Pete has discovered a treasure map, and X marks the spot. From battling a giant sea monster to searching for hidden treasure, Pete and his scallywag crew have a sea adventure too groovy to forget.

    • ASIN: 0606396241

  • Turtles of the World

    From the familiar painted turtle basking on a log to the majestic long-lived giant tortoises, turtles are among the most fascinating animals on the planet. For many years Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux, and Alain Dupré have traveled the world together to study turtles in their natural habitats. In this complete guide to the world's nearly 300 species of turtles, the authors reveal intimate, little-known details of these intriguing reptiles in their native habitats: what they eat, where they live, how they behave, and when and where they lay their eggs.Originally written in French, the text has been translated by one of the world's leading turtle experts, Peter C. H. Pritchard. The result is a beautifully written and illustrated book that belongs on the shelf of every library, public and private. Written for the millions of turtle lovers and nature enthusiasts who will find answers to their questions within its pages, this book is bound to become the standard reference for years to come.

    • Brand: Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press
    • ASIN: 0801884969

  • Sea Turtle Life Cycle Guide Franko Maps Laminated Card

    Save the sea turtles!Side 1: Chart depicts the life cycle for seven species of sea turtles. Side 2: Photos show turtle activities during their life cycles along with each of the species.6" x 9" with sturdy lamination.

    • ASIN: 1601904274

  • Me On The Map (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Reading Rainbow Readers) (English and Spanish Edition)

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A young girl describes how her room, her house, her town, her state, and her country become part of a map of her world.

    • ASIN: 0613099583

  • Turtles of the Southeast (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book Ser.)

    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 ...

    • Brand: Brand: University of Georgia Press
    • ASIN: 0820329029

  • Turtles in Your Pocket: A Guide to Freshwater and Terrestrial Turtles of the Upper Midwest (Bur Oak Guide)

    From the hefty alligator snapping turtle—the largest freshwater turtle in North America and the only turtle in the world with a predatory lure in its mouth—to the wood turtle, which uses “worm stomping” to catch earthworms, to the lovely ornate box turtle, which closes its shell completely for self-defense, the slow-but-sure turtle is an intriguing reptile. Terry VanDeWalle provides a complete description of each species, both male and female, along with distinguishing characteristics for fourteen subspecies, information about range and habitat, and natural history notes about behavior, hibernation, diet, and nesting. Two panels devoted to hatchlings provide short descriptions of the young of each species as well as photographs of some commonly seen young turtles.

    • ASIN: 1609380614

  • Sir Cumference And The Viking's Map (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Pb))

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?

    • ASIN: 0606264450

  • Mystery Map (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (The Hardy Boys Secret Files)

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. On their way through the park, Frank and Joe find a mysterious map that looks like it leads to treasure, but the brothers must face bullies hanging around where the map leads.

    • ASIN: 0606151923

  • Turtles of the World

    Presented in a logical and systematic order, Turtles of the World discusses each family separately with keys to genera and species. Summarizing the classification of every known turtle species, this volume includes descriptions and illustrations of turtle anatomy, a discussion of turtle origins, as well as karotype, reproductive, and ecological information. The authors pinpoint causes for the decline of turtle populations and offer suggestions to reverse the effects of overcollecting, killing for food, environmental poisoning through insecticides and herbicides, and habitat destruction.

    • Brand: Brand: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
    • ASIN: 1560982128

  • The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Treasury

    With over 600 licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles products available today, how is the aspiring collector to know what in this green sea of Turtleabilia is a true find? What are the whimsical items unique to the Turtles? How is a collector to discern the “must haves” from the merely interesting, or worse, the fakes? Easy. Use The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Treasury, the ultimate collector’s guide for all those afflicted with “Turtle fever.”   Lavishly illustrated with photos of the many products included, Turtle creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, together with input from their marketing experts, have compiled a true treasury of what they believe will be the most valuable and collectible items of all the Turtles merchandise being produced. They have added personal comments on their own favorite products, plus the story of how the Turtles and their world began. The Official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Treasury has an in-depth section on the comic books that started the green tide, and tips on how to know when you have a possible gold mine—such as one of the first comic books in mint condition. It all adds up to give fans the real inside story of the incredible phenomenon of Turtlemania.   Many of the items included herein can be collected for fun, and...

    • Brand: Brand: Villard
    • ASIN: 0679734848

  • Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific: Advances in Research and Conservation (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Studies in Natural History)

    Sea turtles are flagship species for the world's oceans. They traverse international boundaries during their migrations, serve as vehicles for marine nutrients to terrestrial habitats, and embody the often tenuous relationship between human action and ecosystem health. The East Pacific Ocean is home to some of the most dynamic marine ecosystems, and the most unique sea turtles. Marine biodiversity within this massive ocean region abounds in mangrove estuaries, seagrass pastures, coral reefs, the open ocean, and many other habitats, with sea turtles often the most conspicuous species present. The distinctive traits of the Eastern Pacific have resulted in the smallest leatherbacks, a singular morph of the green turtle, dark and steeply domed olive ridleys, and the most cryptic hawksbills on the planet. Only now are we beginning to understand how these varieties have evolved. However, the oceanographic conditions that make this an epicenter of sea turtle activity also promote massive artisanal and industrial fishing efforts that, coupled with illegal harvesting of eggs and turtles, have led to declines of several turtle populations in the region. The essays and stories in Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific describe for the first time the history of this exploitation, as well as r...

    • Brand: Brand: University of Arizona Press
    • ASIN: 0816511586

  • Map Of Days

    Richard can’t stop thinking about the clock. He lies in bed each night listening to its tick-tocking, to the pendulum’s heavy swing. Why does his granddad open its old doors in secret and walk into the darkness beyond? One night, too inquisitive to sleep, Richard tiptoes from his bed, opens the cherry wood doors, and steps inside . . .

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 1910620297

  • Turtles In My Sandbox

    Imagine finding turtle eggs in your sandbox! When a mother diamondback terrapin lays eggs in a young girl's sandbox, the girl becomes a "turtle-sitter" to help the babies safely hatch. She raises the teeny hatchlings until they become big enough to fend for themselves in the wild. Then, with the help of experts, she releases them. Along the way, she learns about these unique animals and that she has made an important contribution to their survival. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes terrapin fun facts and a turtle habitat craft.

    • Brand: Brand: Sylvan Dell Publishing
    • ASIN: 097688237X