Common Box Turtles

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Author: Al Albertson

Publisher: Blastoff! Readers

ISBN: 1618915223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Common box turtles are experts at avoiding predators. They can close their shells so that they are nearly impossible to open! Find out where these fascinating reptiles live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators in this leveled text. Features on predators and baby turtles support the text, along with colorful photos, to bring young readers out of their shells!

North American Box Turtles

A Natural History

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Author: C. Kenneth Dodd

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135014

Category: Nature

Page: 231

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Once a familiar backyard visitor in many parts of the United States and Mexico, the box turtle is losing the battle against extinction. In North American Box Turtles, C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr., has written the first book-length natural history of the twelve species and subspecies of this endangered animal. This volume includes comprehensive information on the species’ evolution, behavior, courtship and reproduction, habitat use, diet, population structure, systematics, and disease. Special features include color photos of all species, subspecies, and their habitats; a simple identification guide to both living and fossil species; and a summary of information on fossil Terrapene and Native uses of box turtles. End-of-chapter sections highlight future research directions, including the need for long-term monitoring and observation of box turtles within their natural habitat and conservation applications. A glossary and a bibliography of literature on box turtles accompany the text. All royalties from the sales of this volume will go to the Chelonian Research Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for the conservation of turtles.

Eastern Box Turtles

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Author: Elizabeth Thomas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429666439

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Simple text and photographs present Eastern Box Turtles, how they look, where they live, and what they do"--Provided by publisher.

Turtles

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Author: Charles Fergus

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811734202

Category: Nature

Page: 119

View: 2095

A fairly comprehensive and detailed look at turtles.

Box Turtles

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Author: Jordan Patterson

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791050774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2671

Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, health, and breeding of box turtles and provides information on keeping them as pets.

Turtles of the United States and Canada

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Author: Carl H. Ernst,Jeffrey E. Lovich

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891213

Category: Nature

Page: 827

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Ernst and Lovich’s thoroughly revised edition of this classic reference provides the most updated information ever assembled on the natural histories of North American turtles. From diminutive mud turtles to giant alligator snappers, two of North America’s most prominent experts describe the turtles that live in the fresh, brackish, and marine waters north of Mexico. Incorporating the explosion of new scientific information published on turtles over the past fifteen years—including the identification of four new species—Ernst and Lovich supply comprehensive coverage of all fifty-eight species, with discussions of conservation status and recovery efforts. Each species account contains information on identification, genetics, fossil record, distribution, geographic variation, habitat, behavior, reproduction, biology, growth and longevity, food habits, populations, predators, and conservation status. The book includes range maps for freshwater and terrestrial species, a glossary of scientific names, an extensive bibliography for further research, and an index to scientific and common names. Logically organized and richly illustrated—with more than two hundred color photographs and fifty-two maps— Turtles of the United States and Canada remains the standard for libraries, museums, nature centers, field biologists, and professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

Turtles of the Southeast

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Author: Kurt Buhlmann,Tracey Tuberville,J. Whitfield Gibbons

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820329024

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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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

The Box Turtle Manual

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Author: Philippe De Vosjoli,Roger J. Klingenberg

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080362

Category: Pets

Page: 78

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The Box Turtle Manual seeks to “help prospective owners keep their turtles healthy and happy.” Given the low price tag placed on a box turtle in a pet shop, many casual shoppers add a box turtle to their household without preparation or knowledge about how to keep the animal alive. Since quality information is difficult to find on box turtles, Philippe de Vosjoli and Dr. Roger Klingenberger remedy the situation with this Advanced Vivarium Systems edition dedicated to box turtles. The authors believe that these popular and beautiful turtles….”may teach you one or two lessons about the delicate balance of life, natural law, and the many ways in which intelligence in manifested in nature.” The book presents background information and guidelines for caring for a box turtle, including selecting a health specimen, acclimating the turtle, indoor and outdoor housing, heating and lighting requirements, feeding and handling, hibernation and breeding. The authors recommend three specific species of box turtles as good pet candidates: they provide photos and information on ornate box turtles, common Asian box turtles, and Chinese box turtles. Dr. Klingenberger provides a chapter on diseases and disorders that gives specific advice about dealing with dehydration, nutritional problems, parasitic problems, and vitamin deficiency. A five-page troubleshooting chart for health problems concludes the chapter. Resources and index included.