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The Book of Shells [Hardcover]

Fabio Moretzsohn , Jerry Harasewych
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2 July 2010
Co-authored by one of the world's pre-eminent scholars, The Book of Shells illustrates a life-sized collection of 600 of the world's most significant shells. Each entry is accompanied by a miniature line-drawing and beautiful life-size photograph enabling rapid identification, whilst magnified details reveal the diversity of pattern. The result is a beautiful book that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide to shells you could wish to find.

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  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (2 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408125277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408125274
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 545,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The authors are experts who have an obvious enthusiasm for all things 'shell'. The pictures jump off the page - you can almost feel the wondrous textures. The book of shells will galvanise any reader to plan their own expeditions in search of these exquisitely sculpted pieces of calcium carbonate.'
--BBC Wildlife, 1st August 2010

'an invaluable work of reference...the biggest, most comprehensive and most colourful (book of shells) so far'
--thetraveleditor.com, February 2011

About the Author

Dr Jerry Harasewych is Curator of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has discovered several new species of mollusc and writes regularly for various journals and periodicals. Dr Fabio Moretzsohn is a researcher for the Harte Research Institute in Texas where he works on the biodiversity and conservation of marine invertebrates.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best shell book ever 8 Nov 2012
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The best shell book I have ever encountered. It tells you where the shells come from
And rarity of them with brilliant photos. I highly recommend this book for shell lovers.
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