Editor's Note
BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARDS 2006-2009 Sponsored by Chelonian Research Foundation From the Annual Symposium on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Joint Meeting of the Turtle Survival Alliance and the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
John Thorbjarnarson (March 23, 1957-February 14, 2010)—A Life in Conservation
Ray Ashton (March 30, 1945-March 11, 2010)—The Great Gopher Tortoise Dies at 64
Ray E. Ashton, Our Favorite Gadfly: 1945-2010
Recovering the Giant South American River Turtle ( Podocnemis expansa ): What Will Work?
Chelonia Project—Study Group for Freshwater Turtle Conservation and Biology in Southern Brazil: Introduction of Trachemys scripta elegans in the Jacuí Delta
A Natural History of Ranavirus in an Eastern Box Turtle Population
A Tale of Two Shell Diseases: Observations of Two Shell Diseases Present in Breeding Operations of the Red-Eared Slider Turtle ( Trachemys scripta elegans )
Federal Sting Nets Reptile Trader With 108 North American Wood Turtles in West Virginia
Incubation at TSD Threshold Temperature: Impact on Sexual Behavior in Podocnemis erythrocephala
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
NEWSNOTES
SHELLF PAPER The Mary River Turtle Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Samantha Flakus and Marilyn Connell. 2008. Tiaro & District Landcare Group, Tiaro, Queensland. 34 pages, 35 color photos, 1 map, 1 table, 2 figures. English text. AU$15.00. (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps.) 150 × 201 mm. ISBN 9780646500676.
Love Mary. Adele Coombs and Glen Craig. 2008. Kandanga, Queensland. 34 pages, 100+ color and black/white photos, maps, and figures. English text. AU$ $10.00. (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps.) 150 × 211 mm.
The Complete North American Box Turtle. Carl Franklin and David Killpack. 2009. Eco Herpetological Publishing and Distribution, Rodeo, New Mexico. 260 pages, 300+ color illustrations, photos, maps, and figures. English text. US$59.95. (Hardcover, pictorial glossy dust jacket.) 240 × 160 mm. ISBN-10: 0978897986, ISBN-13: 978-0978897987.
Freshwater Turtles and Terrapins: The Complete Guide. Andrea Luison and Stefano Redaelli. 2008. Testudo Edizione, Ravena. 207 pages, 100+ color and black/white photos, maps, and figures. English text. €23.00. (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps.) 150 × 211 mm. ISBN 9788895662015.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Northeast India: A Photographic Guide. M. Firoz Ahmed, Abhijit Das, and S. K. Dutta. 2009. Aaranyak, Guwahati, India. 184 pages, 250+ color photos, 1 map, tables, figures. English and Assamese text. INR350.00 and US$25.00 (includes shipping). (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps.) 120 × 180 mm. ISBN 978190366922. Chuck Schaffer
The Redfoot Manual. A Beginner's Guide to the Redfoot Tortoise. Mike Pingleton. 2009. Art Gecko Publishing, Champaign, Illinois. 160 pages, 120+ color photos, maps, and figures. English text. US$29.95. (Paperback, pictorial glossy wraps.) 210 × 260 mm. ISBN 14411494030.
Turtles: The Animal Answer Guide. Whit Gibbons and Judy Greene (Cris Hagen, photographer). 2009. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 176 pages, 35 color photos, 64 half-tone maps, and figures. 100+ questions. English text. US$45.00. (Hardcover, pictorial glossy dust jacket.) 190 × 260 mm. $US24.95 (Soft Cover - Pictorial Glossy wraps). 7″ × 11″ (190 × 260) mm. ISBN 080189350X, ISBN-13: 9780801893506.