THE VISUAL GUIDE TO OVER 500 SPECIES OF SEASHELL FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
ISBN 10: 0863188117 ISBN 13: 9780863188114. Illus eps. Identification Key; 256pp incl index; shells illustrated from p 20 to p 249 inclusive – up to 3 species per page with distr maps; descriptions and habitats
Authoritative text, crystal clear photography and a systematic approach make the Shells Eyewitness Handbook the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to seashells of the world. Packed with more than 600 full colour photographs of over 500 species of seashell, the Shells Eyewitness Handbook is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to enable you to recognize a species instantly.
Photo-encyclopedic approach. Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photography to highlight the shell’s chief characteristics and distinguishing features. A key map, showing the zoogegraphical range of the species, as well as colour-coded bands, providing at a glance facts for quick reference, complete every entry.
Identification made easy. For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Shells Eyewitness Handbook explains what a seashell is, how seashells are classified, and show you how to start a collection. To help you in the initial stages of identification, the book provides a visual identity key that shows you the differences between the major classes of seashell, identifies each genus by shape, and guides you to the correct species entry. Finally a concise glossary gives instant understanding of technical and scientific terms.
Authored by S. Peter Dance and published by Dorling Kimberley of London in 1992. This soft cover bound First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 215x148x18mm. ISBN 9780863188114