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. Features all the major shell families and includes many less popular groups. 1200 specially commissioned photographs. Detailed captions on appearance, size, geographical location, rarity and distribution.
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This book for serious shell collectors, not vacationers, provides color photographs of over 1000 types of shells. While the photographs are exceptionally clear, they are unfortunately almost all the same size, without a representation of scale, regardless of the actual size of the shell. Distribution, habitat depth, and relative availability to collectors are explained in descriptions. Coverage is worldwide with extensive representation from the Far East, including many shells rarely seen by casual shell collectors. Nevertheless, libraries having one of the editions of R. Tucker Abbott and S. Peter Dance's Compendium of Seashells (1990, American Melacologists. 4th ed.) will not need this volume unless their collections are exhaustive.
- Susan Klimley, Columbia Univ. Libs.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Book Sales, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110785812334
Descrizione libro Book Sales, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0785812334