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Book Review: Turtles Today

Turtles Today
By: John Coborn

(This review was originally published on Turtletopia.com in September 1999.)

If you’re looking for a quick, condensed identification and instructional book on turtles and tortoises, Turtles Today is the book for you. The topics are organized in an easy to understand manner, and there are plenty of pictures to keep even the least attentive reader captive.

Turtles Today is quick and easy reading, covering topics such as feeding, housing, health, breeding, and many others. I especially liked the last two chapters of the book covering the different types of land tortoises and aquatic turtles. Including pictures with each species description was a nice touch. By looking at the cover, you might get the impression that this book is out of date, but most of the information it contains is as true today as it was when it was originally written.

As an avid herpetologist, or just a beginning herp lover, this is definitely a book to have on your shelf.

In This Book…

  1. Introduction
  2. The World of Turtles (Yesterday and Today)
  3. Home Sweet Home (Housing Your Turtles)
  4. Mealtime! (The Diet of Turtles and Tortoises)
  5. Making More Turtles (Reproduction and Captive Breeding)
  6. Turn Your Head and Cough (Health Problems of Captive Turtles)
  7. Living in Waterworld (Aquatic Turtle Species)
  8. Keeping Their Feet on the Ground (Terrestrial Turtle Species)
  9. Other Turtle Books by T.F.H.

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