Life in a Shell: A Physiologist's View of a Turtle by Donald C Jackson (2011).
Trundling along in essentially the same form for some 220 million years, turtles have seen dinosaurs come and go, mammals emerge, and humankind expand its dominion. Is it any wonder the persistent reptile bested the hare? In this engaging book physiologist Donald Jackson shares a lifetime of observation of this curious creature, allowing us a look under the shell of an animal at once so familiar and so strange.
** A paperback version is now available from The Book Depository for $17.70 with free shipping (April 2013).
Reptile Medicine and Surgery by Douglas R Mader (2005).
This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving a clinical dilemma, formulating a diagnosis, developing a therapeutic plan, and verifying a drug dose. This book offers the most thorough information and knowledge in the treating reptiles. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations.
Health Care & Rehabilitation of Turtles and Tortoises byAmanda Ebenhack (2011).
In addition to a wealth of information on anatomy, captive care, diet and nutrition, and indoor and outdoor enclosure design, this book is intended to help with the medical care of sick and injured turtles and tortoises. Also included is general first aid and supportive care for most afflictions that can befall turtles both in nature and in captivity. This exciting and informative book features the most current information on hydration, tube feeding, shell fractures, shell repair, wound care, shell conditions, bacterial and viral diseases, respiratory illness, parasites, and guidelines for checking the overall wellness of injured or recovering turtles and tortoises.
Priced at $50.90* including shipping to Australia. Only available from LivingArtPublishing *Feb 2012.