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Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification (Golden Field Guides) Paperback – 14 Apr 2001

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press (14 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582381259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582381251
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.3 x 19.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,987,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Ultimate shell reference! 13 July 2004
By J. Connor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Whether for a valuable collection at home, or a sight while swimming or scuba diving, this will prove very reliable in the field. A MUCH more advanced field guide than the Golden First Guides, this lists over 600 shells in all and will quickly identify any strange seashell you happen to find beachcombing. This guide contains: Augor shells, chitons, whelks, limpets, and many other valuable collectibles. Each shell species entry has a description added to the side, explaining: abundance, range, and habitat. After the first Golden Guide to Seashells intrigues you, try your luck out with this field reference.
There are several editions made of this guide, from cheap paperback to hardcore turtleback. The paperback and hardback are the best to buy, as they are both great deals and cost less than the turtleback, which is also durable. Any edition will serve you very well in shell collection ID or snorkeling discoveries.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Shells and More Shells 6 Jun. 2013
By Baking is my hobby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Gave this book along with, "Smithsonian Handbooks: Shells" as a gift to two elementary aged girls (along with some old found shells). Since then they have been very busy matching up the shells with the photos in the book. This gift of shells which we had for years and these great books inspired them a great deal according to their Mother. What was initially a simple gift turned into a happy family time learning experience initiated by their own curiosity.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
For the more serious collector 18 May 2013
By C. Partridge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nice book like all the Golden Field Guides. Very informative and not too hard to follow. I really like how it explains the different parts of the shell and the information about the inhabitants of each shell. Very nice illustrations.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is the best book for amateur 14 Nov. 2012
By Hong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is my first seashell book about north america, I have to say author written this with his heart. Really thoughtful for amateurs,from the way that how to identify the seashell, he gave many good suggestions.

The pictures are all drawings by hand,I like the way he illustrate all the features.

A good book for beginners, a good book for your child.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The best field guide for North American seashells 3 Feb. 2012
By Rose Tellin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This little book was written long ago, back in the 60s, but it is still the best field guide you can buy for North American seashells of the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the West Coast. It is also fairly useful for the Caribbean. I would go so far as to say it is one of the best, if not the best, shell guides ever written.

The colored drawings are positioned opposite the relevant text, making it very easy to flip through. Every family included has an image of the live animals and a short description of where they live and how they live. Most of the colored drawings are really quite good in terms of how well they illustrate the species.

The introductory sections of the book are interesting, although some parts are a little out of date. However you won't find better value than this anywhere: it is a complete education on shells in a small and convenient package.
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