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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, ... Show synopsis

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Marsha21

Beautiful book

by Marsha21 on Dec 17, 2009

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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