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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!!

Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America

Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America

  • Author: Jackie Leatherbury Douglass,John Douglass,Roger Tory Peterson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395911822
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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Describes and illustrates shells found in North America, including gastropods, chitons, and bivalves

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.

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Seashells

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Seashells

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780394757957
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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Shows and describes the shells of clams, scallops, oysters, cockles, mussels, limpets, abalone, periwinkles, conchs, and whelks

Bivalve Seashells of Western North America

Bivalve Seashells of Western North America

Marine Bivalve Mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California

  • Author: Eugene Victor Coan,Paul Valentich Scott,F. R. Bernard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bivalves
  • Page: 764
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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.

Seashells of North Carolina

Seashells of North Carolina

  • Author: Hugh J. Porter,Lynn Houser
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 132
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For many people, seashells are just part of the beach scenery--thousands of pretty but nameless objects strewn along the shore. Other people know the names of shells but often wonder how they were formed and what type of animal lived inside. Such incidental knowledge may not seem important, but it can encourage people to observe their environment more closely and to gain a better understanding of it. As a result, they may become better fishers, more informed teachers or more conscientious stewards of our coast. To this end, the seashell guide was produced. Many collectors get started when they find an intriguing shell, perhaps after a storm, and search for it in a guide. Others, by chance, meet an experienced sheller on the beach. Talking with a collector passionate about shells is likely to spark an interest in anyone who has spent time at the coast. A walk down the beach is never the same once you begin to recognize a few shells. Gradually, you learn to use certain marks to solve the puzzle of shell identification. The walk becomes more satisfying as you recognize familiar shells like old friends, and it becomes more exciting as you look for new ones.

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells

Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History

  • Author: John W. Tunnell,Jean Andrews,Noe C Barrera,Fabio Moretzsohn
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603441417
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 512
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An essential reference book for every collector and researcher of American seashells, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is a complete sourcebook and up-to-date identification guide, covering an unprecedented nine hundred species of seashells and mollusks that reside in the marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Special features: Illustrated guide to the general features of mollusks Family overviews Descriptions of deep-water, tropical, coral reef, and bank species Information boxes on notable species Assemblage photos of dominant species in primary Texas habitatsChecklist and glossary This reference contains 987 detailed and data-rich color images for even the tiniest shells, a valuable primer on shell collecting as a hobby, and a wealth of entries on the history of use and study, habitats and ecology, shell characteristics, distribution, biology, and identification. Covering species that range from Florida to South America, the Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in seashells of the Western Atlantic.

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.

Sea Shells of Tropical West America

Sea Shells of Tropical West America

Marine Mollusks from Baja California to Peru

  • Author: Angeline Myra Keen
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804707367
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1064
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For this edition, the coverage has been extended geographically to northwestern Peru, and systematically to microscopic and deepwater species and to the shell-less mollusks. The text and the supplementary materials have been planned to be of maximum use to interested laymen as well as to specialists.

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.

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

Seashells of New England

Seashells of New England

A Beachcomber's Guide

  • Author: Sandy Allison
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493027905
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
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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.

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.

Trees of North America

Trees of North America

A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated

  • Author: C. Frank Brockman,Rebecca Marrilees
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1582380929
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 280
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Presents a handbook for the identification of over five hundred species of trees by illustration and text.

Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea

  • Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 0307805174
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
  • View: 5387
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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.

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

  • Author: Harald Alfred Rehder
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 894
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Surveys the habitat, range, behavior, biology, and reproductive habits of marine mullusks

Sea Shells of the West Indies

Sea Shells of the West Indies

A Guide to the Marine Molluscs of the Caribbean

  • Author: Michael Humfrey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mollusks
  • Page: 351
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