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The Encyclopedia of Shells
     

The Encyclopedia of Shells

by Kenneth R. Wye
 

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This book covers the basics of taxonomy, geographical location, fossil records, conservation and ecology, as well as providing guidance on what to look for when buying shells and advice on how to maintain a collection.

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This book covers the basics of taxonomy, geographical location, fossil records, conservation and ecology, as well as providing guidance on what to look for when buying shells and advice on how to maintain a collection.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This book for serious shell collectors, not vacationers, provides color photographs of over 1000 types of shells. While the photographs are exceptionally clear, they are unfortunately almost all the same size, without a representation of scale, regardless of the actual size of the shell. Distribution, habitat depth, and relative availability to collectors are explained in descriptions. Coverage is worldwide with extensive representation from the Far East, including many shells rarely seen by casual shell collectors. Nevertheless, libraries having one of the editions of R. Tucker Abbott and S. Peter Dance's Compendium of Seashells (1990, American Melacologists. 4th ed.) will not need this volume unless their collections are exhaustive.-- Susan Klimley, Columbia Univ. Libs.
Booknews
An excellent recognition guide and reference source, the key feature being the superbly color-illustrated directory of 1,200 individual shells, organized according to the recognized international classification system and then subj-divided into super family, family, Jenus, and species. Covers the basics of taxonomy, geographical location, fossil records, conservation and ecology, and provides guidance on what to look for when buying skills and advice on how to maintain a collection. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816027026
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.11(d)

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