A dazzling cross-section of turtle figures from a diverse group of cultures are gathered here--including Waterford crystal from Ireland, Native American pueblo pottery and fetish carvings, and Japanese netsuke carvings, among many others. Nearly 350 color photos display turtles' intrinsic beauty captured by artists from around the world in materials prized since the beginning of time. Mythology, anthropology, biology, and environmental concerns are interwoven in a way that will both pique your interest and hold your attention. Realistic pricing information is included for each item. Upon reading this fascinating book, you will never again be indifferent toward turtles.