Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2004


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


Box turtles, genus Terrapene, inhabit much of the eastern US and some of Mexico. Many herpetologists and naturalists can recount pleasant childhood memories of encounters with these docile reptiles. Offering a wealth of scientific information to satisfy the highly trained herpetologist, Ken Dodd has written a book about a turtle familiar to most of us sure to appeal to the beginner as well.