The Year of the Turtle: A Natural History

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Acclaimed naturalist David M. Carroll guides readers through the yearly cycle of the freshwater turtle. With lyrical yet factual prose observations, Carroll also includes more than 100 of his carefully executed full-color drawings.

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Marsha21

Dec 17, 2009

Beautiful book

David Carroll is a thoughtful writer who has spent a lifetime studying and writing about turtles. His carefully executed drawings reflect his love of all living things, and some of his sketches of the most common subjects--be it a reed or a clump of branches--reminds us there's beauty to be found all around us. Carroll's sadness about disappearing natural environments is genuine; his critiques are without rancor and always hopeful we can do better as human beings. In 2006 Carroll was given the MacArthur Foundation's genius award--and deservedly so.

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