The Encyclopedia of Shells

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Book Sales #ad - Detailed captions on appearance, geographical location, size, rarity and distribution. Used book in Good Condition. 1200 specially commissioned photographs. Features all the major shell families and includes many less popular groups. A complete source book for the new or experienced collector. Contains information on how to start a collection, how to buy/find shells, plus a classification guide.

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Handbooks: Shells: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian Handbook

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DK #ad - Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Shells the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to seashells of the world. The entry always includes a distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as color-coded bands to provide at-a-glance key facts.

Dk adult. Peter dance, and more, and packed with detailed information on the shape of each genus, differences between the major classes, DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Shells is the clearest identification guide to seashells for beginners and established enthusiasts alike. Written by leading shell expert, author, and museum veteran S.

Handbooks: Shells: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian Handbook #ad - Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species of seashells, this handy reference book is designed to cut through the complex process of identification and make it accessible to the average reader. Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each shell's characteristics and distinguishing features.

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A Collector's Guide to Seashells of the World

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McGraw-Hill Book Company #ad - All of the species included were chosen for their beauty, exotic nature or popularity. A collectors Guide to Seashells of the World. In addition, many unusual and obscure shells have been shown to represent families that are usually missing from most guides. 1981. The most comprehensive one-volume guide to world-wide seashells ever published, this lavishly illustrated book 158 full-color plates includes nearly 4000 specimens, representing over 2600 species carefully selected for their color, pattern and perfection.

A Collector's Guide to Seashells of the World #ad - All species are listed with their scientific and popular names, geographic distribution, range of sizes, forms, rarity and valuation. Dk adult.

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The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The zebra nerite, the atlantic thorny oyster—shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, the Junonia, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s deepest recesses, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, are all on display in this definitive work.

The matchless cone, or conus cedonulli, for instance, 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. Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth and toes on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island.

Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, distribution, abundance, habitat, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell’s range, in full color, and operculum—the piece that protects the mollusk when it’s in the shell. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due.

The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells #ad - 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. There are over 100, 000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered.

Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

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Knopf #ad - Audbn Fg Seashells. Dk adult. National Audubon Society Field Guides. The most comprehensive field guide available to North American seashells--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Shells is an essential book for beach-combers and divers on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of North America and the West Indies.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells #ad - Discover the sea's treasures with this handy guide, clams, periwinkles, oysters, abalone, conchs, which features gorgeous photos and detailed information on living mollusks, limpets, mussels, and cockles. Harald Rehder.

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Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide

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Pineapple Press #ad - Harald Rehder. The book's elegant organization allows easy identification of seashells common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Audbn Fg Seashells. Other pineapple press guides for the curious beachcomber: Florida's Living Beaches Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas Dk adult.

Florida's seashells, the bestselling guide for beachcombers, is now updated and expanded in a new edition. This new volume has more shells identified and explained, with 287 species represented by over 400 full-color images and 175 range maps. This book showcases the diversity of Florida's seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches.

Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide #ad - Knowing the names, and varied appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber's eyes to their beauty and rarity, stories, and offer collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature's splendor. National Audubon Society Field Guides.

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Compendium of Seashells: A Full-Color Guide to More than 4,200 of the World's Marine Shells

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E.P. Dutton #ad - For many collectors it was the standard reference work and the first book to consult for a shell identification. Audbn Fg Seashells. Harald Rehder. Used book in Good Condition. Dk adult. National Audubon Society Field Guides. This is one of the most amazing shell books of all times and it was a phenomenal reference guide through out the many years that it remained in print.

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The Shell Collector's Handbook: The Essential Field Guide for Exploring the World of Shells

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Wellfleet Press #ad - Audbn Fg Seashells. This practical identification guide covers a wide range of shells from all parts of the world. Used book in Good Condition. Hints, tips and expert advice to help you get started. Over 150 photographs and illustrations make it easy to identify your finds in the field: Gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods and scaphopods.

Dk adult. Harald Rehder. The book combines comprehensive and informative text with color illustrations, focusing on the shells themselves rather than on the marine creatures that once inhabited them. An introductory section covers mollusks and their classification, terminology and collection, along with conservation issues and an invaluable identification key.

The Shell Collector's Handbook: The Essential Field Guide for Exploring the World of Shells #ad - The main section is the identification guide to species in precise detail and clarity. All you need to know to log and classify the shells in your collection. National Audubon Society Field Guides. The description of each species is accompanied on the same page with an easy-to-use identification key and color illustration.

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Guide to Seashells of the World Firefly Pocket series

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Firefly Books #ad - Highly recommended as a book to be used rather than merely perused. The book combines comprehensive and informative text with 1, 200 color illustrations, focusing on the shells themselves rather than on the marine creatures that once inhabited them. Guide to the seashells of the World is an ideal reference for shell aficionados.

The specific details for each entry include: Detailed color picture of the shell Shell size Distribution and locations Color and texture Defining characteristics. A wonderful introduction to the diversity of marine shells and the hobby of collecting them. The description of each species is accompanied on the same page with an easy-to-use identification key and color illustration.

Guide to Seashells of the World Firefly Pocket series #ad - E-streams guide to the seashells of the World is a practical identification guide that covers a wide range of shells from all parts of the world. Harald Rehder. An excellent place to start learning about seashells and their classification. Audbn Fg Seashells. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day.

Used book in Good Condition. An introductory section covers mollusks and their classification, terminology and collection, along with conservation issues and an invaluable identification key.

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The Complete Collector's Guide to Shells & Shelling: Seashells for the Waters of the North American Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf ... The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Hawaii

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Windward Publishing #ad - National Audubon Society Field Guides. The guide features seashells from the waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, the West Indies, the Caribbean, and Gulf coasts of North America and the coasts of the Bahamas, and Hawaii. Dk adult. Used book in Good Condition. Audbn Fg Seashells. This field guide features more than 450 full-color illustrations of shells for easy identification and provides complete descriptions, habitats, size ranges, collecting details, and dollar values for each specimen.

The Complete Collector's Guide to Shells & Shelling: Seashells for the Waters of the North American Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf ... The Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Hawaii #ad - Harald Rehder. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Used book in Good Condition. Beginning or seasoned shell collectors will find this field guide easy to use. The scientific names listed are the latest corrections or renamings by conchologists.

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Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide

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Pineapple Press #ad - National Audubon Society Field Guides. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Used book in Good Condition. A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. This book heralds the diversity of Florida's seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches. Used book in Good Condition.

Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Harald Rehder. Florida's seashells offer both collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature's splendor. Knowing the names, stories, and varies appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber's eyes to their beauty and rarity.

Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide #ad - Other pineapple press guides for the curious beachcomber:Florida's Living BeachesSeashells of Georgia and the CarolinasLiving Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas Dk adult. Audbn Fg Seashells. This guide includes species common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, with full color photographs and maps throughout.

Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells.

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