The author A. P. H. Oliver has collected shells for many years in various parts of the world and has an extensive private collection, which was the source for many of the illustrations in this book.
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.-- (01/01/2005)
Great gift book for beachcombers and seashell collectors. Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused.-- (02/01/2005)
A lovely and exciting guide... accurate color drawings, accompanied by a useful and concise textual description.-- (12/12/2004)
An ideal reference for shell aficionados. A useful guide for shell collectors.-- (04/01/2012)