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The Book Of Shells

Author : Jerry Harawewych
ISBN : 1782403566
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The lifesize guide to identifying and classifying shells. Over 100,000 kinds of mollusk have been recorded and some estimates of yet to be discovered species exceed a million. They have colonized nearly every habitat on the planet, ranging from high mountains to the depths of ocean trenches, and from the poles to the tropics. They range in size from that of a grain of sand to a meter in length and many hundreds of kilograms in weight. The Book of Shells curates a lifesize collection of 600 of the most significant examples, presented by one of the world's preeminent scholars. Each shell is reproduced lifesize, and the book is arranged by shell family, and by size within each family, providing instant visual identification and comparison. Accompanying text for every example is divided into charted specifications, a general "biography," a summary of related species, and an extended caption that provides a detailed visual description. Magnified details reveal the diversity of pattern, while miniature line drawings reveal the variation in structure. The result is a collector's piece that is both a significant resource for enthusiasts and scholars, and the most visually stimulating guide to shells you could wish to find.


Author : Cheryl Claassen
ISBN : 0521578523
Genre : Science
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An encyclopaedic treatment of shells, for the student and professional archaeologists and palaeontologists.
Category: Science

The Book Of Shells

Author : Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck
ISBN : OXFORD:N10643367
Genre : Mollusks
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Category: Mollusks

The Book Of Shells Containing The Classes Mollusca Conchifera Cirrhipeda Annulata And Crustacea

Author : Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine De Lamarck
ISBN : 1376954974
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Category: History

The Book Of Indian Shells

Author : Deepak Apte
ISBN : UCSD:31822027850205
Genre : Nature
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The first field guide to the seashells of India, this book describes more than 300 common species, providing precise descriptions of shell morphology, habits and the habitat of each species. It includes 13 full color plates, bibliography, glossary and index of scientific names and will interest both amateur collectors and beginners in conchology.
Category: Nature

A Natural History Of Shells

Author : Geerat J. Vermeij
ISBN : 0691001677
Genre : Nature
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Geerat Vermeij wrote this "celebration of shells" to share his enthusiasm for those supremely elegant creations and what they can teach us about nature. Most popular books on shells emphasize the identification of species, but Vermeij uses shells as a way to explore major ideas in biology. How are shells built? How do they work? How did they evolve? The author lucidly and charmingly demonstrates how shells give us insights into the lives of animals in our own day as well as in the distant geological past.
Category: Nature


Author : Craig Arnold
ISBN : 0300079095
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poems that celebrate food and sex, describe the dangers inherent in them both and the ways in which food can serve to hide and reveal feelings about relationships, and discuss the shells that people build around themselves, hoping for protection but finding only a place to hide
Category: Poetry

Shell Stability Handbook

Author : L.A. Samuelson
ISBN : 9781851669547
Genre : Architecture
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This book provides engineering tools for the design of shells against buckling. A simplified approach is given in a number of cases which are not addressed in current design codes.
Category: Architecture

The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells

Author : Hans Meinhardt
ISBN : 3540440100
Genre : Computers
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The fascinating patterns on the shells of tropical sea snails are not only compellingly beautiful but also tell a tale of biological development. The decorative patterns are records of their own genesis, which follows laws such as those of dune formation or the spread of a flu epidemic. Hans Meinhardt has analyzed the dynamical processes that form these patterns and has retraced them in computer simulations. His book is exciting not only for the astonishing scientific knowledge it reveals but also for its fascinating pictures. An accompanying CD-ROM with the corresponding algorithms allows the reader to simulate the natural pattern formation and growth processes.
Category: Computers