Encyclopedia of Turtles by Peter C. H. Pritchard. 1979. Excellent reference; a classic! If you're only going to have one world-wide reference -this should be it.
Turtles of Venezuela by Peter C.H. Pritchard and Trebbau (best of S.American turtle books)
Turtles of the World by Carl H. Ernst, Roger W. Barbour (very well done)
The Eight Great Tortoises (Vol. 1: Tortoises of the World) 1996. by Richard Cary Paul. Very good, solid information from an author with extensive experience with tortoises. This book details the care and requirements for keeping and breeding the largest tortoises on Earth. Perfect for zoos and private breeders with the space for these fascinating giants. I spoke with the author in Orlando one year --a most authoritative author, as he keeps all the species of tortoises!
The Small & Medium-Sized Tortoises (Vol. 2: Tortoises of the World)
by Richard Cary Paul. 1997. This book is invaluable for the vast majority of tortoise-keepers, as it describes the requirements for the tortoises that are of a more manageable size! Revised and expanded edition, 214 pages. One of the most popular titles on the subject. While not a technical monograph, the information is useful and practical. Recommended.
The Aldabran Tortoise Expert's Guide by Richard Cary Paull. 1999.
New! The Galapagos Tortoise Expert's Guide (special color ed.) by Richard Cary Paull. 1999.
The Galapagos Tortoise (Dillon Remarkable Animal Series) by Susan Schafer. A nice book about this endangered tortoise for young readers.
Turtles and Tortoises : Everything About Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) by Richard D. Bartlett and Patricia P. Bartlett. If you want just one care book, this is it!
The Box Turtle Manual (The Herpetocultural Library) by Philippe De Vosjoli, Roger J. Klingenberg, VMD
General Care and Maintenance of Popular Tortoises (The Herpetocultural Library) by Philippe De Vosjoli
Proceedings : Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles : An International Conference. ©1997 New York Turtle & Tortoise Society. Based on the congress held in 1993. ~500 pages, 108 photographs (14 in full color)
Turtle at Long Pond
by William T. George and Lindsay Barrett George. A delightful children's introduction.
World's Most Spectacular Reptiles & Amphibians
by William W. Lamar, Pete Carmichael (Photographer), Gail Shumway
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