This is a wonder book and I was so pleased to get a copy even at the inflated out of print second user price. I met the author a month or so ago and lo and behold he is not a biologist but a very capable and well qualified mechanical engineer. He told me that the research took him 8 years but he had set his sights on writing a book that would help people to look after their tortoises in a good manner and he managed to get it published by the American firm with an agreement that it would be available in many different languages and get the widest possible circulation. He made no personal money from its publication and takes no royalties. I am sure it is the best book going on the tortoise and Brian will have helped these curious creatures in a magnificent way.
I have learned very much about behaviour between males and females tortoises, but i have been able to see that one point is not right(referring to males and females breeding). I miss coments about Spanish tortoises.But in general is the best book i have ever read about tortoises.