The Book of Shells
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|Format:||Hardback, 656 pages|
|Other Information: ||Photographs and diagrams of over 600 species.|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 July 2010|
Co-authored by one of the world's pre-eminent scholars, The Book of Shells illustrates a life-sized collection of 600 of the world's most significant shells. Each entry is accompanied by a miniature line-drawing and beautiful life-size photograph enabling rapid identification, whilst magnified details reveal the diversity of pattern. The result is a beautiful book that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide to shells you could wish to find.
About the Author
Dr Jerry Harasewych is Curator of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has discovered several new species of mollusc and writes regularly for various journals and periodicals. Dr Fabio Moretzsohn is a researcher for the Harte Research Institute in Texas where he works on the biodiversity and conservation of marine invertebrates.
Covers over 600 of the world's best known shells. Each entry is accompanied by beautiful photographs and line drawings. Stunning design and authoritative text to create an essential work of reference.
'The authors are experts who have an obvious enthusiasm for all things 'shell'. The pictures jump off the page - you can almost feel the wondrous textures. The book of shells will galvanise any reader to plan their own expeditions in search of these exquisitely sculpted pieces of calcium carbonate.' BBC Wildlife (August 2010)
|Publisher: ||A & C Black Publishers Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 18.0 centimeters (2.27 kg)|