THE SHELL BOOK
REVISED EDITION WITH MANY NEW SHELL NAMES.
A POPULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE FAMILIES OF LIVING MOLLUSKS, AND AN AID TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF SHELLS NATIVE AND FOREIGN.
Dj is worn on edges; replaced chips in matching paper 175×19, 175×6 on top and lower edges resp, 142×50 on rear; 48×30 , 28×9 mm on head & tail resp, looking good on the shelf. Book has all pages yellowed or lightly tanned; edges very slightly foxed. xvi plus503pp incl index; col frontis plus 7 col plates; 97 b&w photog plates. Truly a masterpiece. Please expect extra overseas postage.
Eight plates in Colour, and ninety-six in black and white mostly from photographs by A. R. Dugmore.
This volume is the recognised authority to the shells of the world. The student and amateur collector of shells will find here a wealth of classified information about the mollusks along the ocean beaches. in inland lakes, streams and ponds, forests and fields. It tells where to look for them, how to identify them, and how to keep them living in your home.
The Shell Book is recommended by most conchologists as the complete and popular guide to the important shells, native and foreign. Dr Paul Bartch, long time chief of the Division of Mollusks, Smithsonian Institution, says: The Shell Book is as fresh and stimulating today as when it was first written. The pleasure of shell collecting will be greatly enhanced by learning from this book the histories, habits and characteristics of the standard shells wherever they are found. Common and scientific names are included as well as brief descriptions to enable the collector to identify his shells and widen his knowledge about the world of mollusks.
Comprehensive, accurate, and revised, The Shell Book will continue to serve for many years as the standard reference on shell life. This edition has over 600 pages packed with valuable data about mollusks. It is recommended everywhere for colleges, high schools, shell dealers and all concerned with conchology.
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