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One Hundred Seashells

One Hundred Seashells

  • Author: Harold Feinstein
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • ISBN: 9780821262061
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 132
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This follow-up to "One Hundred Flowers" features gorgeous color photographs of seashells both familiar and exotic.

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.

One Hundred Butterflies

One Hundred Butterflies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316071889
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

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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American Seashells

American Seashells

  • Author: Robert Tucker Abbott
  • Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mollusks
  • Page: 541
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The 1500 species discussed or illustrated, include every kind of shell likely to be found in shallow waters.

Guide to Seashells of the World

Guide to Seashells of the World

  • Author: A. P. H. Oliver,James Nicholls
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • ISBN: 9781552979433
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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A guide to seashells from around the world provides color photographs and concise descriptions of more than 1,200 species of seashells.

The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells

The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells

  • Author: Hans Meinhardt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540440109
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 236
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The fascinating patterns on the shells of tropical sea snails are not only compellingly beautiful but also tell a tale of biological development. The decorative patterns are records of their own genesis, which follows laws such as those of dune formation or the spread of a flu epidemic. Hans Meinhardt has analyzed the dynamical processes that form these patterns and has retraced them in computer simulations. His book is exciting not only for the astonishing scientific knowledge it reveals but also for its fascinating pictures. An accompanying CD-ROM with the corresponding algorithms allows the reader to simulate the natural pattern formation and growth processes.

Pre-historic Times

Pre-historic Times

As Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages

  • Author: Sir John Lubbock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiquities
  • Page: 512
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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.

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

Texas Seashells

Texas Seashells

A Field Guide

  • Author: John W. Tunnell,Noe C Barrera,Fabio Moretzsohn
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1623491967
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 300
  • View: 3136
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Walking along the beach and picking up seashells is a favorite pastime enjoyed by millions of people every year. This field guide covers three hundred of the better-known or more common seashells found on Texas coastlines, and anyone interested in identifying and collecting shells along Texas bays and Gulf coast beaches will find Texas Seashells an essential companion. With more than 600 detailed and data-rich color photographs, each species with at least two views, Texas Seashells is sure to make shell identification fun, quick, and easy. Those new to collecting can get started with the introductory chapters on building your shell collection, local laws and regulations protecting this resource, seashell clubs, adopting a “Sheller’s Creed,” and basic seashell taxonomy. A glossary is also included for technical terms not defined in the text. Although this field guide is for seashells found along the Texas coast, it will also be useful in other regions of the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean.

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
  • View: 5845
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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!!

Seashells of the World

Seashells of the World

  • Author: R. Tucker Abbott
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466862424
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Seashells of the World is an introduction to the world of marine seashells, emphasizing the most attractive and best-known species. This guide will help you to: -Identify -Classify -Understand the beautiful shells you see and collect No other animals are so widely collected, traded, or bought and sold because of their beauty and rarity.

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 the Egyptian Red Sea

Seashells of the Egyptian Red Sea

The Illustrated Handbook

  • Author: Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume
  • Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
  • ISBN: 9789774160967
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 307
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Stunning photographs make this guide to the seashells of Egypt's Red Sea coast a delight for scientists and beachcombers alike. Biologist Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume offers succinct descriptions of over five hundred species, indicating geographic range, size, color, and other details. The book is organized by taxonomy, divided between gastropods and bivalves, and each species is illustrated with one or more photographs for easy identification, all taken especially for this book by the author using shells from her own collection. All the shells most people are likely to see are included here, as well as many rare specimens (including an entirely new species discovered by the author). The species covered come from all regions of Egypt bordering the Red Sea, including the Gulf of Suez, South Sinai, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the mainland coast from Hurghada to Shalatin. As the only guide to Egypt's Red Sea shells, this is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the Red Sea and its rich biodiversity. Copiously illustrated and comprehensive in its approach, Seashells of the Egyptian Red Sea represents a unique contribution to the scientific knowledge of the marine fauna of this branch of the Indo-Pacific region.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451673310
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 159
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

The Seashell on the Mountaintop

The Seashell on the Mountaintop

A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius who Discovered a New History of the Earth

  • Author: Alan Cutler
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780525947080
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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Documents the work of a seventeenth-century scientist and priest who was the first to conduct geological studies of the earth's layers, revealing in the process the planet's significant age as compared to biblical beliefs. 22,500 first printing.

The shell

The shell

  • Author: Hugh Stix,Marguerite Stix,Robert Tucker Abbott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 163
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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.