Seashells: A Portrait of the Animal World

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Smithmark, 1996 - Shells - 72 pages
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This handsomely-illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of the mollusk opens the door to the wonders of shells and the living creatures within them. An amazing rich group for study, the gastropods include slitshells, limpets, turbans, nerites, cowries, helmets, tritons, wendletraps, cone shells, murexes, and many others. No less fascinating are the bivalves such as scallops, oysters, and clams, and the shelled cephalopod known as the nautilus. Here, depicted in 80 full-color photographs, are shells with a stunning range of colors, markings, and textures that are sure to appeal to naturalists and collectors alike.

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Section 1
3
Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1996)

Andrew Cleave has written more than thirty books about natural history subjects, including field guides to trees and wild flowers. He began his career as a biology teacher before concentrating on writing, photography, lecturing and tour leading - he has lead natural history tours to the Mediterranean, Spitsbergen, and many regions of Europe.

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