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Old 08-09-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Has anyone read this book? I did buy a couple of Arcadia books, to be honest I was disappointed as there wasn't that much relating to tortoise. Don't want to shell! out for this to find the same.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:30 PM   #2
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No sorry Lynn. not found that many good tortoise books lately... solider and tortoise as we know fabulous and loved portrait of a tortoise.....I only watched Durrells to catch a glimpse. let us know how you get on.
Zeno and the tortoise - good read.
By the way I bought practical tortoise keeping once and it's nothing to do with tortoises and all to do with philosophy.....I only saw the cover with the tortoise on it and it's is the only book I have never understood.
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Old 29-12-2019, 09:44 PM   #3
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Well I was scratching my head for Christmas present ideas, then suddenly remembered this book. So I have it (& a wifi 1000x microscope! What a child hey?! )
Haven't had a chance to open it yet but will update soon.
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Old 29-12-2019, 09:46 PM   #4
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Has anyone had the new Wolfgang book?
I have the Hermanns one. Wondering if the new one is worth buying or a rehashed version?
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Old 30-12-2019, 07:37 AM   #5
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Has anyone had the new Wolfgang book?
I have the Hermanns one. Wondering if the new one is worth buying or a rehashed version?
I canít find the new one when I google, Lynn. Do you have a link please?
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https://imgur.com/a/HRIkF0g

Hope I have done this ok Emma. (It's on Amazon)
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Mediterranean Tortoises: Where and how they live in the Wild https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/39817560..._FE6cEb06GV33X

Thanks Lynn. The link took me to your imgur photo but that was fine as I then knew the name of the title to search for.
Iím also intrigued but I presume that as this is for Mediterranean tortoises and not just Hermanns, it might be different.
Be good if anyone has read it. Might see if the library can order it in.
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Hi,

I have the new book. It’s very good but I would say that if you have the “Naturalistic keeping...” book this one maybe isn’t essential. It expands on the topics covered in the first book and has additional interesting information on natural habitat and behaviour. The photos are great, especially the habitat ones and show that we’re all still getting it wrong in terms of captive keeping. It’s not vast open spaces of dirt and sand, the habitat is virtually 100% ground cover of various heights which the tortoises make pathways through.

It’s fairly Hermann’s centric too.


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Mediterranean Tortoises: Where and how they live in the Wild https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/39817560..._FE6cEb06GV33X

Thanks Lynn. The link took me to your imgur photo but that was fine as I then knew the name of the title to search for.
I’m also intrigued but I presume that as this is for Mediterranean tortoises and not just Hermanns, it might be different.
Be good if anyone has read it. Might see if the library can order it in.
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Great to see you are still reading Dave:0)
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Hi,

I have the new book. Itís very good but I would say that if you have the ďNaturalistic keeping...Ē book this one maybe isnít essential. It expands on the topics covered in the first book and has additional interesting information on natural habitat and behaviour. The photos are great, especially the habitat ones and show that weíre all still getting it wrong in terms of captive keeping. Itís not vast open spaces of dirt and sand, the habitat is virtually 100% ground cover of various heights which the tortoises make pathways through.

Itís fairly Hermannís centric too.
Thanks Dave (nice to hear from you) I have added that one to my "to read, when I get a chance pile"!! Ive been working hard on revamping housing, sorting enclosures etc, so haven't had much chance for reading.

I hope your torts & turts are thriving.
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