A Field Guide to Shells: Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 18, 2001 - Nature - 512 pages
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All the information needed to collect and study shells is included in this comprehensive book, which provides the geographical range and habitat for and a detailed description of each of 800 species. Color plates show 780 species, including live animals, and 115 drawings show both animals and their shells.
 

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Contents

Solemyidae
1
Arcidae Noetiidae
7
Glycymerididae
13
Isognomonidae
21
Limidae
31
Anomiidae
38
Carditidae
44
Gastropods
121
Ovulidae
196
Ficidae
206
Nassariidae
220
Subfamily Fusininae
233
Conidae
247
Pyramidellidae
261
Ellobiidae
274
Amphineurans or Chitons
292

Lacunidae
145
Architectonicidae
157
Epitoniidae
170
Aporrbaidae
183
A Glossary of Conchological Terms
311
Some Eastern Shell Clubs
319
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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.

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