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Shells Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Dorling Kindersley Ltd Pages: 256 Language: English ISBN: 9780241515518 Categories: ,

The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to over 500 species of seashell from around the world Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make this the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to seashells of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-colour photographs of over 500 species of seashells, this handy reference book is designed to cut through the complex process of identification and make it accessible to the average reader. Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each shell’s characteristics and distinguishing features. The entry always includes a distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as at-a-glance key facts. Packed with detailed information on the shape of each genus, differences between the major classes, and more, this is the clearest identification guide to seashells for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.

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Author Biography

S. Peter Dance, one of the world's leading shell experts, has spent many years working in museums, including the Natural History Museum in London. He is the author or co-author of many books, including A History of Shell Collecting, The Encyclopedia of Shells, Rare Shells, The Shell Collector's Guide, Classic Natural History Prints, and Animal Fakes and Frauds.