Editor's Note
Landmark “Australian” “Chelonian” Researcher Dies at Eighty
Sixth World Congress of Herpetology WCH6: Manaus, Brazil, 17-22 August 2008
Biology and Conservation of Australasian Freshwater Turtles February 13-16, 2009, in Brisbane
Rafetus swinhoei, Lonesome George, and The Loneliest Animals
Northern Range Extension of Melanochelys trijuga indopeninsularis in Central Nepal
The Mary River Turtle, Just a Dam(n) Shame
A Transmitter Attachment Method for Terrestrial Turtles, Designed to Protect the Radio Module from Mammalian Chewing
A Conservation Strategy for Western Pond Turtles in California
John L. Behler Chelonian Center 2009 Update
Leopard (Tortoise) Hunting in Southern Africa: Developing Herp-Based Ecotourism on Private Lands
Florida Turtles Need a Reprieve
Maryland Snapping Turtle Working Group Meetings
Florida Commission Meeting to Discuss New Turtle Rule Florida Commission To Meet on the Future of Turtles and Tortoises
Tiaro Landcare Group
Freshwater Turtles (A Wild Australia Guide). John Cann. 2008. Steve Parish Publishing, Archerfield. 96 pages, 135 color photos. English text. AU$14.95. (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps; the stiff boards make this a hybrid hardcover/paperpack.) 132 × 200 mm. ISBN 9781741934120.
Biology of the Snapping Turtle ( Chelydra serpentina ). Anthony C. Steyermark, Michael S. Finkler, and Ronald J. Brooks (Eds.) and Whit Gibbons (Foreword), 2008. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 240 pages. English text. $75.00. (Hardcover) 11 × 8.6 × 1 inches. ISBN-10: 0801887240, ISBN-13: 978-0801887246.
Turtles of the United States and Canada. Second Edition. Carl H. Ernst and Jeffrey E. Lovich. 28 May 2009. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. xii + 827 pages, 240 color photos, 11 line drawings, 52 maps. English text. $95.00 ($75.00 Amazon w/free shipping). (Hardcover). 11 × 8.9 × 2.3 inches, 7.3 pounds. ISBN-10: 0801891213, ISBN-13: 978-0801891212.