Shells

Shells Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace Featuring than full color illustrations and photographs along with detailed annotations

  • Title: Shells
  • Author: S. Peter Dance Matthew Ward
  • ISBN: 9780789489876
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace Featuring than 500 full color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.

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    1. Certainly the best scholarly work on the history of shell collecting. Provides both an overview on the different eras (Wunderkammers, Linnaean, Lamarckian, 19th century explorers) and a treasure trove of collection catalogues and historical notices in the reference list. Unfortunately, due to the shear number of collectors in the 19th century, many are missing, but is in no way the author's fault.

    2. Over 500 shells are listed from all over the world. Full cover pages are packed with information and great reference material.

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