Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History - Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series (Hardback)John W. Tunnell, Jr. (author), Jean Andrews (author), Noe C. Barrera (author), Fabio Moretzsohn (author)
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Illustrated guide to the general features of mollusks
Descriptions of deep-water, tropical, coral reef, and bank species
Information boxes on notable species
Assemblage photos of dominant species in primary Texas habitats Checklist and glossary
This reference contains 987 detailed and data-rich color images for even the tiniest shells, a valuable primer on shell collecting as a hobby, and a wealth of entries on the history of use and study, habitats and ecology, shell characteristics, distribution, biology, and identification.
Covering species that range from Florida to South America, the Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in seashells of the Western Atlantic.
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 2359 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 41 mm
"The long waited-for Encyclopedia of Texas Shells aims to cover the gap left since the releases of Jean Andrew's Seashells of the Texas Coast (1971) and Shells and Shores of Texas (1977). This great volume, however, expands considerably on the original format of Andrew's books by including more than 2,000 shell pictures, deep-sea records, and adding new taxa described or recorded from Texas in the 30+ years. The new Encyclopedia will become a must-have for anyone performing biological studies or field surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and vicinities." -- Jose H. Leal, Ph.D, Director, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Editor, The Nautilus--Jose H. Leal "Director, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Editor, The Nautilus "
"Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is just that: an encyclopedia providing everything an amateur, naturalist, or researcher would need regarding Texas seashells. This text is accessible to a wide range of audiences. Overall this appears to be a very complete overview of Texas Seashells and "must have" reference material for anyone interested in them."--Rebecca K. Swadek, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
" . . . generously illustrated . . . reasonably priced . . . easy-to-browse format . . . includes substantial background chapters . . . This heavyweight one-volume encyclopedia is nothing short of spectacular. It will serve as the identification guide for many years to come. . . Indispensable for the study of shells by casual beachcombers, amateur shell sleuths, and scientific researchers. Very highly recommended."--Texas Review of Books--Texas Review of Books
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