Format: Hardcover, 159 pages
Publisher: Edition Chimaira, April, 2002
A comprehensive overview of the tortoises and freshwater turtles inhabiting the territories of the former Soviet Union. Includes information on keeping and breeding, diseases and treatment, ecological problems, nature reserves, conservation problems, pet trade and other anthropogenic factors. Each species account provides common and scientific names, description, distribution, variations and anomalies, habitat and habits, natural enemies and parasites. Illustrated with 77 full-color and b/w photographs, maps, tables and charts.