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Shells

Shells

The Photographic Recognition Guide to Seashells of the World

  • Author: S. Peter Dance,Matthew Ward
  • Publisher: Dk Pub
  • ISBN: 9780789489876
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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A guide to seashells from around the world provides color photographs and concise descriptions of more than 500 species of seashells.

Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print

Author and Title Index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canada
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Shells

Shells

Guide to the Jewels of the Sea

  • Author: Giorgio Gabbi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780789206312
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 172
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Presents color photographs that showcase the variety of shells and mollusks; discusses their natural history, anatomy, reproduction, feeding, and defense; and includes information on how pearls are formed and where shells are found.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean

Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean

A Field Guide, Correlated to 6 Key Reference Books.

  • Author: Richard H. McBee, Jr.
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781495464034
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 318
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"Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean" is a work of art and photography while also filling a gap in the collection and identification of Caribbean sea shells. It has the sound basics of collecting needed for the beginner, amateur and student, while also providing a cross referenced guide to other field guides; something sorely needed by the serious collector and professional conchologist. Readers will find that this book is not simply a piece of beauty to grace the coffee table and foster discussion, but will also be able to use it as a distinct addition to their own catalogue of teaching and scientific research tools. By correlating the book to the data in 6 other key references, it enhances broadens the range of shells and enhances the ability to actually locate, classify and describe shells even beyond the scope of the one book by itself. With it's keys, pictures and page by page references, this single book can form the backbone of an entire study library for the active conchologist. Because the identification keys are based on both a visual and dichotomous approach to the classification of shells, there is a higher probability that the user will actually learn to key out shells and recognize features rather than doing the old "flip through the book" routine in hopes of landing on the right shell in the right family. Scientific and correct anatomical names are used, coupled to common names, throughout the book in order to build up a solid working vocabulary in the study of conchology. The anatomical features are illustrated again and again on photographs of actual seashells to assist collectors in the identifying key characteristics through repetition. A special page showing some of the features of bivalve hinges also helps the budding collector recognize certain shell families quickly by that important characteristic. Advanced collectors and amateurs, will be pleased with the multiple photographs showing field variations found within each species. By utilizing the other references and comparing photos from this variety of sources, the student gains a better perspective of species variation. The beginning shell collector will quickly become familiar with many of the common shells found on any Caribbean beach. They will acquire a common scientific vocabulary so that they will be able to converse knowledgeably with other collectors and transfer this knowledge into the study of sea shells in other parts of the world. In a short period of time the budding student will be able to branch out into the deeper complex identification of even the most obscure specimens. The millimeter scale next to each specimen makes the size of the shell obvious so that the collector will be aware that they are searching for something the size of a rice grain or a football. Enjoyment of any hobby or avocation is extremely important. Having a book with the science and vocabulary mixed in with fine macrophotography will expose the reader to some of the incomparable beauty of the Caribbean. A gateway into the study of the natural world which has enthralled the author for almost a lifetime. He certainly hopes that you fall in love with this wonderful hobby and scientific field of study.

Herr der Fliegen

Herr der Fliegen

Roman

  • Author: William Golding
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596512270
  • Category:
  • Page: 333
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Der Muschelsammler

Der Muschelsammler

Erzählungen

  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 340667108X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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In seinem preisgekrönten Debüt, den Erzählungen aus «Der Muschelsammler», nimmt Anthony Doerr seine Keser mit auf eine Reise von der Afrikanischen bis zu den Nadelwäldern Montanas und den Mooren von Lappland. Er entwirft dabei eine weite und reiche Natur- und Seelenlandschaft, die etwas Magisches besitzt: Ein blinder Muschelsammler an der Küste Kenias entdeckt die wunderbaren Heilkräfte einer hochgiftigen Meeresschnecke, Touristen fangen einen Karpfen, der so groß ist, daß man ihn nicht fotografieren kann. Die Frau eines Jägers kann die Traumbilder der Tiere nacherleben, wenn sie sie berührt. In einer fast beängstigend schönen, ebenso genauen wie eleganten Sprache erforscht Doerr die conditio humana in allen Variationen – die Veränderung, den Kummer, die Zerbrechlichkeit von Freundschaften, ein Herz, das langsam wieder geheilt wird – und beschreibt die Natur als wunderbaren Überfluß ebenso wie als zerstörerische Macht. Einige seiner Figuren haben mit den Härten des Lebens zu kämpfen, andere besitzen ungewöhnliche Fähigkeiten. Alle verbindet ihre Achtung vor dem überwältigenden Kosmos außerhalb ihrer selbst. Die amerikanischen Kritiken waren überschwenglich, «Doerr ist das allwissende, alles sehende Auge, wie wir es bei D.H.Lawrence, Tolstoi, Hemingway, Pynchon, DeLillo und Richard Powers vorfinden» (The Philadelphia Inquirer) und «Diese Geschichten erzählen vom Wunder und der eisigen Indifferenz der Natur, und sie sind meisterhaft geschrieben.» (Outside)

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

Hawaiian Shell News

Hawaiian Shell News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mollusks
  • Page: N.A
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Easygoing Guide to Natural Florida

Easygoing Guide to Natural Florida

Central Florida

  • Author: Douglas Waitley
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561643742
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
  • View: 336
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Author Douglas Waitley invites you to step out of the air-conditioned shopping malls and crowded amusement parks and into Natural Florida. Reveals how to enjoy nature without discomfort. See all of the books in this series

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.

Ocean Realm

Ocean Realm

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Marine biology
  • Page: N.A
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Die Landschnecken Deutschlands

Die Landschnecken Deutschlands

Finden Erkennen Bestimmen

  • Author: Vollrath Wiese
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783494015514
  • Category: Snails
  • Page: 450
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Traditional English Country Crafts and How to Enjoy Them Today

Traditional English Country Crafts and How to Enjoy Them Today

  • Author: Andy Pittaway,Bernard Scofield
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 9780394491615
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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Moon tiger

Moon tiger

Roman

  • Author: Penelope Lively,Ulrike Budde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423128605
  • Category:
  • Page: 282
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Kunstformen der Natur

Kunstformen der Natur

  • Author: Ernst Haeckel
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3955800644
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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\"Die Natur erzeugt im ihrem Schosse eine unerschopfliche Fulle von wunderbaren Gestalten, durch deren Schonheit und Mannigfaltigkeit alle vom Menschen geschaffenen Kunstformen weitaus ubertroffen werden.\" Der Naturwissenschaftler Ernst Haeckel stellt in seinem Werk asthetische Formen aus Bereichen der Botanik und der Zoologie zusammen. Zahlreiche Schwarzweiss- und Farbabbildungen. Nachdruck der Komplettausgabe von 1904 mit 100 Tafeln und dem \"Supplement-Heft\"

Of Sea and Shore

Of Sea and Shore

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Getting Acquainted with Shells

Getting Acquainted with Shells

  • Author: Earl Hudson Reed
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Shells
  • Page: 47
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Dinosaurier und andere Tiere der Urzeit

Dinosaurier und andere Tiere der Urzeit

Aussehen, Merkmale, Biologie, Verbreitung

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783405167653
  • Category:
  • Page: 223
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In übersichtlicher Form werden über 200 Dinosaurier und andere Tiere der Urzeit bis zum Pleistozän in Wort und Bild vorgestellt.

The Book Buyer's Guide

The Book Buyer's Guide

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  • Publisher: N.A
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