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Guide to Seashells of the World

by A. Oliver, James Nicholls (Illustrator)
 

A wonderful introduction to the diversity of marine shells and the hobby of collecting them... an excellent place to start learning about seashells and their classification.
— American Reference Books Annual

Great gift book for beachcombers and seashell collectors. Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused.

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A wonderful introduction to the diversity of marine shells and the hobby of collecting them... an excellent place to start learning about seashells and their classification.
— American Reference Books Annual

Great gift book for beachcombers and seashell collectors. Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused.
— E-Streams

Guide to the Seashells of the World is a practical identification guide that covers a wide range of shells from all parts of the world. The book combines comprehensive and informative text with 1,200 color illustrations, focusing on the shells themselves rather than on the marine creatures that once inhabited them.

An introductory section covers mollusks and their classification, terminology and collection, along with conservation issues and an invaluable identification key.

The main section is the identification guide to 1,200 species in precise detail and clarity. The description of each species is accompanied on the same page with an easy-to-use identification key and color illustration.

The specific details for each entry include:

  • Detailed color picture of the shell
  • Shell size
  • Distribution and locations
  • Color and texture
  • Defining characteristics.

Guide to the Seashells of the World is an ideal reference for shell aficionados.

Editorial Reviews

E-Streams
Great gift book for beachcombers and seashell collectors. Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused.
— Lynn C. Westney
Salem Statesman-Journal
A lovely and exciting guide... accurate color drawings, accompanied by a useful and concise textual description.
— Dan Hays
American Reference Books Annual, Volume 36 - Mark Wilson
A wonderful introduction to the diversity of marine shells and the hobby of collecting them... an excellent place to start learning about seashells and their classification.
E-Streams - Lynn C. Westney
Great gift book for beachcombers and seashell collectors. Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused.
Salem Statesman-Journal - Dan Hays
A lovely and exciting guide... accurate color drawings, accompanied by a useful and concise textual description.
Birdbooker Report 215, The Guardian - Ian Paulsen
An ideal reference for shell aficionados. A useful guide for shell collectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979433
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/07/2004
Series:
Firefly Pocket Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

A.P.H. Oliver is an avid collector and has gathered shells all over the world. Many of the specimens for this book are from his extensive private collection.

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