Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide

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A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Maps for each kind of shell point out where to seek targeted treasures, and many other secrets for finding interesting shells are revealed. Shells include kinds found throughout the southeastern...

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Overview

A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Maps for each kind of shell point out where to seek targeted treasures, and many other secrets for finding interesting shells are revealed. Shells include kinds found throughout the southeastern US and Caribbean Sea.

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Naturalists Dawn and Blair Witherington provide an admirably concise beachcomber's guide to Florida seashells. This inexpensive paperback is an ideal match for the authors' Florida's Living Beaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561643875
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Pages: 83
  • Sales rank: 178,854
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     iii
Finding Beach Shells     iv
Guide Organization     1
Shelled Mollusk Anatomy     2
Gastropods     3
Cephalopods     39
Scaphopods     40
Bivalves     41
Very Small Shells     74
Fossil Shells     75
Shell Wars (Shell Bioerosion)     76
Shell Color Variation and Mollusk Bits and Pieces     77
Resources and Suggested Reading     78
Index     78
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    Florida's Seashells

    This book was very helpful on my first trip to Florida's shelling beaches. The pictures were of very good quality and made it easy to recognize the different types of shells. The descriptions were very helpful and educational. I will refer back to this book on future shelling trips and as a learning tool with my grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Highly recommend...for beginners and experienced alike.

    The Witherington's have developed a spectacular model for their seashell guides, and this is another of their great ones!
    As a regional guide, the book begins with a map of Florida identifying the best beaches for finding shells, and then when and where on the beach to find various types of shells. There is a short anatomy lesson with illustrations to help you understand shell nomenclature/descriptions used throughout the book...great for beginners!
    Shells are grouped by family and each entry includes a color photo and range map, with description and max size of shells. Many photos include color variations as well as juvenile and adult shells...makes it even easier to identify what you have found on the beach.
    Really enjoy the way the Witherington's have presented this material in an easy to read, informative format...especially the color photos.

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