The Mollusks: A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation
Charles F. Sturm, Timothy A. Pearce, Ángel Valdés
Universal-Publishers, 2006 - Science - 445 pages
Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.
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