Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History
A guide to seashells found in Texas that discusses the historical uses of mollusks and seashells, the history of conchology and malacology in the state, habitats, and other related topics, and provides information for identifying nine hundred species.
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