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Title Biology and conservation of North American tortoises / edited by David C. Rostal, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky.

Publication Info. Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 190 pages) : illustrations, maps
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-182) and index.
Contents 1. Morphology, taxonomy, and distribution of North American tortoises: an evolutionary perspective / Dennis M. Bramble and J. Howard Hutchison -- 2. Fossil record for North American tortoises / Richard Franz -- 3. Systematics of extant North American tortoises / Robert W. Murphy -- 4. Thermoregulation and energetics of North American tortoises / James R. Spotila, Thomas A. Radzio, and Michael P. O'Connor -- 5. Reproductive physiology of North American tortoises / David C. Rostal -- 6. Embryonic development, hatching success, and temperature-dependent sex determination in North American tortoises / David C. Rostal and Thane Wibbels -- 7. Growth patterns of North American tortoises / Henry R. Mushinsky -- 8. Health issues of North American tortoises / Elliott R. Jacobson -- 9. Habitat characteristics of North American tortoises / Kenneth E. Nussear and Tracey D. Tuberville -- 10. Water and food acquisition and their consequences for life history and metabolism of North American tortoises / Todd C. Esque, K. Kristina Drake, and Kenneth E. Nussear -- 11. Home range and movements of North American tortoises / Joan E. Berish and Philip A. Medica -- 12. Social behaviors of North American tortoises / Craig Guyer, Sharon M. Hermann, and Valerie M. Johnson -- 13. Nesting and reproductive output among North American tortoises / Roy C. Averill-Murray, Linda J. Allison, and Lora L. Smith -- 14. Abundance of North American tortoises / Linda J. Allison and Earl D. McCoy -- 15. Population and conservation genetics of North American tortoises / Taylor Edwards and J. Scott Harrison -- 16. Demography of North American tortoises / Earl D. McCoy, Gustavo Aguirre L., Richard T. Kazmaier, and C. Richard Tracy -- 17. History of human interaction with North American tortoises / Michael Tuma and Craig B. Stanford -- 18. Threats and conservation needs for North American tortoises / Kristin H. Berry and Matthew J. Aresco.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Gopherus -- North America.
North America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rostal, David C., 1957- editor.
McCoy, Earl D., editor.
Mushinsky, Henry R., editor.
Cover Title Biology & conservation of North American tortoises
Other Form: Print version: Biology and conservation of North American tortoises 9781421413778 (DLC) 2013036036 (OCoLC)858081015
ISBN 9781421413785 (electronic book)
1421413787 (electronic book)
9781421413778 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1421413779 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)