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By Jeanette Wyneken,Matthew H. Godfrey,Vincent Bels

that includes in-depth contributions from a global workforce of specialists, the Biology of Turtles presents the 1st complete evaluate of the Testudinata. The ebook starts off with the idea that the constitution of turtles is very fascinating and top understood in the context in their improvement, novelty, practical variety, and evolution. It offers a strong dialogue of the advance and variety of the shell. The booklet additionally explores the turtle physique plan, its physiological and ecological effects, evolutionary novelties, and their significance. The two hundred illustrations stumbled on during the textual content improve the chapters mix with colour illustrations of the improvement of the shell, facets of bone structural variety, progress, and skeletochronology, to make this ebook an remarkable source. the amount concludes with a considerate dialogue of the greater than century lengthy debate at the origins of turtles and the explanations why our realizing of the phylogenic origins and evolution of turtles continues to be tentative.

Currently on hand books in this topic are woefully old-fashioned and no total assessment of Testudinata has been undertaken…until now. each one bankruptcy represents a milestone in synthesizing quite a lot of to be had details on particular topics. The book’s problem: glance either in and out the shell to construct a clearer figuring out of the range and evolution of turtles.

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