Freshwater Turtles of Australia
By Cann, John and Sadlier, Ross
Pp. ix, 448; 2000+ color photos and maps, some black-and-white text-figures. Publisher’s original full black cloth, lettered in silver on the spine and front cover and with decorative silver turtles on the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket lettered in yellow on the spine and front cover, folio (12.75 x 9.5 inches; 32 x 24 cm). An illustrated guide to the diverse and complex freshwater turtles of Australia. Australia is home to a diverse freshwater turtle fauna including more than 25 species and an array of side-necked turtle subspecies. The biology and ecology of Australian freshwater turtles is complex, and a number of species are of particular conservation concern. Many affected species are found on Australia’s east coast, where the river systems are most heavily modified due to the pressures of development. Freshwater Turtles of Australia is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive update of John Cann’s highly respected Australian Freshwater Turtles (1998). It reviews new information on the biology of Australian chelid turtles, presents recent perspectives and insights into their history and taxonomy, and introduces the freshwater turtles of New Guinea and Irian Jaya to Australia’s s north. This landmark work brings together years of research and experience and will serve as an important reference for researchers, academics, and herpetologists for many years to come. No ownership marks.
|ECO Wear & Publishing
|Date Published Estimated
|Number of Volumes
|A fine (new) copy in a fine dust jacket.