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The book of shells : a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells, M.G. Harasewych & Fabio Moretzsohn

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The book of shells : a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells
Title
The book of shells
Title remainder
a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells
Statement of responsibility
M.G. Harasewych & Fabio Moretzsohn
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Language
eng
Summary
The Book of Shells offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing mollusk shells, each chosen to convey the range of shapes and sizes that occur across a range of species. Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell's range, distribution, abundance, habitat, and operculum-the piece that protects the mollusk when it's in the shell. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Matchless Cone, for instance, or Conus cedonulli, was one of the rarest shells collected during the eighteenth century. So much so, in fact, that a specimen in 1796 was sold for more than six times as much as a painting by Vermeer at the same auction. But since the advent of scuba diving, this shell has become far more accessible to collectors-though not without certain risks. Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The Zebra Nerite, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, the Junonia, the Atlantic Thorny Oyster-shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to the ocean's deepest recesses, are all on display in this definitive work
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
594.1477
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The book of shells : a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells, M.G. Harasewych & Fabio Moretzsohn
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The book of shells : a life-size guide to identifying and classifying six hundred seashells, M.G. Harasewych & Fabio Moretzsohn
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First published in the UK in 2010
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Includes bibliographical references (page 644-645) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is a mollusk? -- What is a shell? -- Shell collecting -- Identifying seashells -- The shells -- Chitons -- Bivalves -- Schaphopods -- Gastropods -- Cephalopods
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ocn974652913
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Dimensions
28 cm
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Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9781782403562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974652913

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