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Turtles of the United States and Canada
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2009
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 840 pages
Illustrations: 240 color photos, 11 line drawings, 52 maps
ISBN: 9780801891212