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Author Stanford, Craig B. (Craig Britton), 1956-

Title The last tortoise : a tale of extinction in our lifetime / Craig B. Stanford

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QL666.C5 S68 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QL666 C5 S68 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-199) and index
Contents The tortoise and the hare? -- What exactly are tortoises and turtles? -- Live long and prosper -- No respect for the ancient lands -- Eating tortoises -- "Such huge defourmed creatures" -- Beloved captives -- Are there solutions? -- Achilles and the tortoise -- Appendixes. Extremes of the tortoise world. Tortoises on the brink of extinction. Tortoise species
LC subject Testudinidae
Rare reptiles
Endangered species
Extinction (Biology)
ISBN 9780674049925 (alk. paper)
0674049926 (alk. paper)