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The last tortoise

Craig B. Stanford

The last tortoise

a tale of extinction in our lifetime

by Craig B. Stanford

  • 361 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Turtles,
  • Endangered species

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCraig B. Stanford.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.C5 S68 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24002825M
    ISBN 109780674049925
    LC Control Number2009053340
    OCLC/WorldCa456169882

    Tortoise Books. likes. Changing Publishing One Step at a ers:   Bertie ‘the speedster’ tortoise has clocked the fastest time by a tortoise to enter the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book by recording metres per second ( ft/s).

      Lonesome George, the last remaining Galápagos giant tortoise, may soon be a father after years of efforts by scientists trying to get him to mate.. Ecuadorian officials are keeping their fingers. The Guinness Book of Records named "Lonesome George," the last giant tortoise from Pinta Island, the world’s “rarest living creature.” Since George died in , he has become a powerful symbol of biodiversity : Kate Jirik.

    The Desert Tortoise is an American tortoise that lives in the deserts. These reptiles are very gentle creatures and have a very low rate of reproduction. The desert tortoise shares such extreme conditions of their habitat that no other tortoise in America does. Until the mids, they were commonly encountered by people in and around [ ]. The u30 and ‘Friends and Family’ membership includes 10 ThinkIn tickets a year and Tortoise Quarterly as an e-book instead of in print, for each member. Subscribers (paying £ a month or £ a year via the App Store) get access to our digital journalism in the Tortoise app only.


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Book is in typical used-Good Condition. Will show signs of wear to cover and/or pages. There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. LAST TORTOISE: A TALE OF EXTINCTION IN OUR LIFETIME By Craig B.

Stanford - Hardcover. Last year, in the recently expanded Galapagos Islands National Park, scientists made a “monumental” discovery when they found a solitary female tortoise on.

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The Tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and, after a time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping.

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It has been reorganized to suit the needs of this site, and many books have been added.] While no list will ever be complete, perfect, or up-to-date, here is a starter list of books that touch on turtles and tortoises- cares, biology, evolution, etc. Many of these books are referenced elsewhere in the Library.