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Shells of the World: A Natural History

by Harasewych, M.G.

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  • Catalogue No : 56119
  • ISBN : 9780691248271
  • Published : 2024
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 240

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A marvelously illustrated natural history of the world's mollusks.

Mollusks are invertebrate animals with a remarkable natural history and a rich fossil record, and their shells are prized for their breathtaking variety and exquisite beauty. Shells of the World provides a wide-ranging look at the incredible diversity of marine mollusks. An informative introduction outlines the lineages covered, followed by a directory section, split into classes, that profiles a broad selection of different taxa to give a sense of their sheer numbers and variety.

* Features hundreds of beautiful color photos, depicting both the live animals and their shells

* Discusses mollusk evolution, anatomy, life cycles, behavior, and ecology

* Describes unique characteristics, distribution, habitat, and size

* Provides valuable insights into the conservation of the world's marine mollusks

* Ideal for malacologists and shell collectors everywhere

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