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The Encyclopedia of Shells

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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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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.
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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)
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Beautifully illustrated throughout with 1,200 color photographs, this guide to shells of the world provides details on characteristics, geographical location, and rarity. Includes a glossary, advice on collecting shells, the history and biology of shells, and much more. 8 3/4" x 11 3/4". Color & b&w illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816027026
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.33 (h) x 1.11 (d)

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