It didn't really have any information in it that I didn't already know so it wasn't really worth buying for me but if you have no knowledge of them then it would be helpful for you. Remember to give lots of thought to buying terrapins! If you want them you should get them from a rescue centre as they are all full up because people buy terrapins without realising how big they will get and what a responsiblity they will be as you will probably have them at least 30 years. Expensive vet bills as well because they quite often fall ill. I personally think it's cruel keeping them in captivity and you shouldn't buy them at all - I rescued mine.
Anyone who has ever wandered around a Petland discounts or some other pet/aquarium store surely must have seen a red-eared slider. They're usually sitting dumbly in a tank with a little water, lots of decorative rocks and plastic plants, with a humiliating handwritten sign taped to the glass that says "MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!" Well, if you ever pick up a copy of Vosjoli's book about the most common turtle in America, you're sure to find out that that's NOT the way sliders are supposed to live at all. Vosjoli, a herpetologist (someone who studies turtles), gives you the run-down on the do's and don'ts of red-eared slider care; he gives you tips on how to mate turtles, what temperature to keep their water at and how to prepare some good chow for these hungry, fast-growing creatures. He also provides information on many different varieties of red-eared sliders as well as other kinds of turtles, like soft-shell turtles or painted turtles, who are able to live in the same environment as red-eared slider. Short and susinct yet full of useful information, this book is a must read for lovers of these animals.