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Editors: Melanie J. Cosgrove and Sophie A. Roe
Book Description:
This book presents current research in the study of the anatomy, ecology and conservation of turtles. Topics discussed in this compilation include the accumulation and tissue distribution of metals and other elements in sea turtles across the globe as bioindicators of marine pollution; the pathological findings and causes of mortality of sea turtles in the Canary Islands; the painted turtle as a model of natural anoxia tolerance; the evolutionary history of turtles and responses of freshwater turtles to drought. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Accumulation and Tissue Distribution of Metals and Other Elements in Sea Turtles from All over the World (pp.1-54)
Authors / Editors: (Miguel Motas Guzmán, Silvia Jerez Rodríguez, Toxicology Area, Department of Socio-Sanitary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia, Campus of Espinardo, Murcia, Spain)

Chapter 2 - Anthropogenic Causes of Mortality of Sea Turtles in the Canary Islands: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Conservation of Endangered Sea Turtles (pp. 55-88)
Authors / Editors: (Jorge Oros, Alberto Arencibia, Patricia Monagas, Department of Morphology, Veterinary Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Trasmontana Arucas, Las Palmas, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 - The Painted Turtle as a Model of Natural Anoxia Tolerance: Role of the Neurotransmitter GABA (pp. 89-118)
Authors / Editors: (Leslie Thomas Buck, David Hogg, Matthew Edward Pamenter, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and others)
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Chapter 4 - An Overview of the Threatened Phylogenetic Diversity of Living Testudines Based on a Review of the Complex Evolutionary History of Turtles (pp. 119-152)
Authors / Editors: (Josep Marmi, Angel H. Luján, Institut Catalŕ de Paleontologia, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Hematology of the Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta (pp. 153-174)
Authors / Editors: (Alessandra Pica, Filomena Basile, Chester A. Glomski, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Naples, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6 - Responses of Freshwater Turtles to Drought: The Past, Present and Implications for Future Climate Change in Australia (pp. 175-196)
Authors / Editors: (John Roe, Arthur Georges, Indiana-Purdue University, USA, and others)

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      Animal Science, Issues and Professions
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th quarter
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - R) 207pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-554-3
   Status: AV
  
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