Author(s): Steve Parish
Research into Australia's freshwater turtles has progressed greatly in the last fifteen years. A number of new species have been formally described, thus increasing our appreciation of the complex biology and diversity of these beautiful reptiles. Many populations of turtles are currently in decline as they compete with ever expanding human populations for water. This practical Wild Australia Guide introduces Australia's freshwater turtles. Learn about these amazing reptiles from the very large Broad-shelled Turtle, to the well-known Macquarie River Turtle, and the attractive Purvis' Turtle. High-quality photographs and information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make this book perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of turtles.