New in Glossy Cover jacket. NEW BOOK; A volume of scientific essays, personal adventures, autobiographical vignettes, and philosophical musings. It includes accounts of travel to many lands where Pritchard sought insight into the shelled reptiles. Sevral indepth obituaries, including that of Florida's Archie Carr, are prenseted Looking for tortoises in the Galapagos Islands makes up a major section, and there is a scholarly discourse on the taxonomic status of sea turtles. There is a long section on why he set up his personal "Thebaide, " the Chelonian Research Institute, and he thoroughly enjoys the zany, sometimes unbelievable players of the past who launched their own Cabinet of Curiosities. Pritchard's refelctions encompass his love of life and his home that his readers will share his delight in people, science, culture, conservation, argument, scholarship, and (of course) turtles.
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