by Doug Perrine
I picked up this book because it caught my eye on the library shelf, sitting right next to Voyage of the Turtle. Where Voyage is a personal narrative, with a lot of information about people who work with sea turtles, their conservation and research efforts, Sea Turtles of the World is mostly just about the turtles. It describes each of the seven sea turtle species: their appearance, diet, habitat and unique traits. It details the turtles' biology and behaviors, and answered the questions I was left with at the end of Voyage. (Such as: do nesting turtles ever dig up the nests of other turtles who already visited the beach? Yes, especially during arribadas when hundreds of turtles congregate to nest at the same time.) I was intrigued to read about ancient turtles in different forms: one with spikes on its back, the giant Archelon, or the meiolaniids, which had horns on their heads. And of course, I loved looking at the pictures. The book was an interesting and informative read, a pleasure to turn through the pages of beautiful photos.
Rating: 4/5 ........ 144 pages, 2003
anyone else read it? I'll add your link here