Campus Units

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2011

Journal or Book Title

The Quarterly Review of Biology

Volume

86

Issue

4

First Page

361

Last Page

362

Abstract

Turtles are among the most universally adored organisms. They exhibit an instantly recognizable morphology, yet lead lives that are cryptic to the casual observer, thus questions naturally surface regarding all sorts of aspects of their biology and history. In the absence of informed experience, mythic explanations have arisen and even become entrenched culturally, often doing no favor to the turtles or to turtle biologists who must combat such nonsense on behalf of the animals. Into this informational void appears this volume prepared by the expert authors, with the assistance of many knowledgeable colleagues.

Comments

This book review is from The Quarterly Review of Biology 86 (2011): 361. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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