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Florida's Seashells

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide

  • Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 9781561643875
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 83
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A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. This book heralds the diversity of Florida's seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches. Knowing the names, stories, and varies appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber's eyes to their beauty and rarity. Florida's seashells offer both collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature's splendor. This guide includes species common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, with full color photographs and maps throughout. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. 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

Florida's Fabulous Seashells

Florida's Fabulous Seashells

And Other Seashore Life

  • Author: Winston Williams,Pete Carmichael
  • Publisher: World Publications (FL) DBA National Art Service
  • ISBN: 9780911977059
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
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Seashells by the Seashore

Seashells by the Seashore

  • Author: Marianne Berkes
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • ISBN: 1584694637
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.

Seashells

Seashells

  • Author: Budd Titlow
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781616731557
  • Category:
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Florida's Living Beaches

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

  • Author: Blair Witherington
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1561649880
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 400
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A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide

  • Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561644978
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 77
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With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

Seashells of Southern Florida

Seashells of Southern Florida

Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions, Bivalves

  • Author: Paula M. Mikkelsen,Rüdiger Bieler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 503
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"Paula Mikkelsen and Rudiger Bieler cover more than three hundred species of bivalves, including clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, shipworms, jewel boxes, tellins, and many lesser-known groups. For each family they select an exemplar species and illustrate its shell and anatomical feature in detail. They describe habitat and other relevant information, and accompany each species account with high-resolution shell photographs of other family members. Text and images combine to present species- to family-level characteristics in a complete way never before seen. The book includes fifteen hundred mostly color photographs and images of shells, underwater habitats, bivalves in situ, original anatomical and hinge drawings, scanning electron micrographs, and unique transparent-shell illustrations with major organ systems color-coded and clearly shown.".

Seashells of North America

Seashells of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

  • Author: R. Tucker Abbott
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466864842
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 280
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide, Seashells of North America by R. Tucker Abbott, helps both the novice and experienced shell hunter distinguish between similar varieties and find the glorious specimens that become a collection's prize. -Native varieties and important introduced species -Expert tips on cleaning and preservation -Common and scientific names -Convenient measuring rules...and more!!

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433555530
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

Spirals in Time

Spirals in Time

The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

  • Author: Helen Scales
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472911377
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet. But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close. That hasn't stopped people using shells in many ways over thousands of years. They became the first jewelry and oldest currencies; they've been used as potent symbols of sex and death, prestige and war, not to mention a nutritious (and tasty) source of food. Spirals in Time is an exuberant aquatic romp, revealing amazing tales of these undersea marvels. Helen Scales leads us on a journey into their realm, as she goes in search of everything from snails that 'fly' underwater on tiny wings to octopuses accused of stealing shells and giant mussels with golden beards that were supposedly the source of Jason's golden fleece, and learns how shells have been exchanged for human lives, tapped for mind-bending drugs and inspired advances in medical technology. Weaving through these stories are the remarkable animals that build them, creatures with fascinating tales to tell, a myriad of spiralling shells following just a few simple rules of mathematics and evolution. Shells are also bellwethers of our impact on the natural world. Some species have been overfished, others poisoned by polluted seas; perhaps most worryingly of all, molluscs are expected to fall victim to ocean acidification, a side-effect of climate change that may soon cause shells to simply melt away. But rather than dwelling on what we risk losing, Spirals in Time urges you to ponder how seashells can reconnect us with nature, and heal the rift between ourselves and the living world.

The Book of Shells

The Book of Shells

A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

  • Author: M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022617705X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 656
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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. Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago. 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 breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due. 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.

Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea

  • Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 0307805174
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
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Over a quarter of a century after its first publication, the great and simple wisdom in this book continues to influence women's lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Shells of Florida

Shells of Florida

Gulf of Mexico: A Beachcomber's Guide to Coastal Areas

  • Author: Jeanne L. Murphy,Brian W. Lane
  • Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781936913220
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1
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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, lagoon and bay habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers. This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of Floridas common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there. Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

Seashells

Seashells

  • Author: Ann O. Squire
  • Publisher: Childrens Press
  • ISBN: 9780516269863
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 47
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An introduction to sea shells, discussing the different types of shells, where they are found, and how they are made.

Ocean Oracle

Ocean Oracle

What Seashells Reveal About Our True Nature

  • Author: Michelle Hanson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416565434
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 128
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Everyone remembers spending a day at the beach as a child collecting seashells, but what if those seashells were more than just pretty objects? What if those shells could actually tell you something about your hidden thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes? Ocean Oracle: What Seashells Reveal about Our True Nature is the bridge to learning this secret language. Simply put, seashells function as tools that enable us to speak with our subconscious, allowing the inner self to communicate the information it considers most valuable for our growth. By listening to the shells with the guidance of Ocean Oracle, you can tap into your own innate wisdom and joy. Included with the book are: • 200 shell cards in full color • 4 full color plates, 8.25 x 16.25" with all shell photos in full color Enjoy exploring the language of shells by yourself or with a group of friends.

Seashells of New England

Seashells of New England

A Beachcomber's Guide

  • Author: Sandy Allison
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493027905
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
  • View: 6804
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Identify just about any seashell found on New England beaches, from southern Connecticut to northern Maine. Beautiful illustrations and straightforward descriptive text help readers identify 70 different seashells, and learn a little bit about them--most likely anything a reader wants to identify will be included, without a lot of "extra" species. Expert information offered in an appealing format for beachcombers, amateur naturalists, and anyone else who loves the beach. Includes advice on how and where to find great shells.

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

  • Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561644900
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 342
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"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

Shells of Florida's Gulf Coast

Shells of Florida's Gulf Coast

Folding Guide

  • Author: Jackie Douglass,Steven M. Lewers & Associates
  • Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc
  • ISBN: 9781893770041
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 12
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"These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides¿-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, they¿re the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what they¿ll encounter in their particular locale. This guide includes 56 shell species, both common and exotic, found on Florida's Gulf coast from Cedar Key down to Everglades City. Illustrations by Jackie Leatherbury Douglass. In addition to the shells themselves, the guide also includes common gulls, shorebirds, and beach life."

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History

  • Author: John Wesley Tunnell
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603443371
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 527
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