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Tortoises - Turtles - Tortoises and Turtles

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The Aldabran Tortoise Expert's Guide
by Richard Cary Paull

All The Small & Medium-Sized Tortoises (Vol. 2: Tortoises of the World
by Richard Cary Paull

The Eight Great Tortoises (Vol. 1: Tortoises of the World)
by Richard Cary Paull

The Galapagos Tortoise Expert's Guide (special color ed.)
by Richard Cary Paull

General Care and Maintenance of Popular Tortoises (The Herpetocultural Library Series)
by Philippe De Vosjoli

The Great African Spur-Thighed or Sulcata Tortoise (Vol. 3: Tortoises of the World)
by Richard Cary Paull

The Great Red Foot Tortoise (Vol. 4:Tortoises of the World) 3rd ed.)
by Richard Cary Paull

Leopard Tortoise Guide, She Says; He Says (Tortoises of the World, Volume 8)
by Richard C. Paull, Liz Palika

Mediterranean Tortoises
by Brian Pursall

Tortoises (Basic Domestic Reptile & Amphibian Library)
by Jerry G. Walls

Tortoises: Natural History Care and Breeding in Captivity
by Jerry G. Walls

Tortoises of the Mediterranean
by A. C. Highfield

Books on Turtles: Jump to: Tortoises - Tortoises and Turtles - Top of Page

All About Turtles
by Jim Arnosky

Complete Introduction to Turtles and Terrapins
by Jo Cobb

Cooters, Sliders & Painted Turtles
by Jerry G. Walls

Encyclopedia of Turtles
by Peter C. H. Pritchard

Handbook of Turtles : The Turtles of the United States, Canada, and Baja California
by Archie Fairly Carr, J. Whitfield Gibbons

Map Turtles and Diamondback Terrapins
by W. P. Mara

The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe
by Archie Carr

Turtles (Remarkable Reptiles)
by James E. Gerholdt

Turtles (Reptile Discovery Library)
by Louise Martin

Turtles (Responsible Pet Care)
by Carlienne Frisch

The Turtle: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
by Lenny Flank

Turtles in the Terrarium
by Gerhard Mueller

Turtles of the United States and Canada
by Carl H. Ernst, Roger W. Barbour, Jeffrey E. Lovich

The Year of the Turtle: A Natural History
by David M. Carroll

Books on both Tortoises and Turtles: Jump to: Tortoises - Turtles - Top of Page

The Box Turtle Manual (The Herpetocultural Library. Series 300)
by Philippe De Vosjoli, Philippe De Vosjoli, Philipe De Vosjoli, Roger Klingenberg

Box Turtles (Basic Domestic Reptile & Amphibian Library)
by Jordan Patterson

Box Turtles : Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity
by Jordan Patterson

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Turtles and Tortoises
by Liz Palika

A Guide to Chelonia
by Michael Waters, Michael Voyge, Peer Zwart, Frye Fredric L.

Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
by A. C. Highfield

Tortoises and Box Turtles Complete Owner's Manual
by Hartmut Wilke

Turtles and Tortoises : Caring for Them, Feeding Them, Understanding Them
by Hartmut Wilke, M. Heimter

Turtles and Tortoises : Everything About Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior
by Richard D. Bartlett, Patricia P. Bartlett (Contributor), Michelle Earle-Bridges

Turtles & Tortoises of the World (Of the World Series)
by David Alderton

Turtles and Tortoises of the World
by David Alderton, Tony Tilford (Photographer)

Turtles of the World
by Carl H. Ernst, Roger W. Barbour

Turtles of Venezuela
by Pritchrd, Peter Charles Howard Pritchard, Trebbau

The World of Turtles and Tortoises
by John Lehrer

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