Land Snails of British Columbia (Royal BC Museum Handbook)

3 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780772652188: Land Snails of British Columbia (Royal BC Museum Handbook)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Snails and slugs have a reputation as slimy, repulsive creatures that are nothing more than garden pests, but they are important components of the ecosystems they live in. In fact, most of the pest slugs and snails are introduced species that have come here with the plants we import for our gardens. Worldwide there are more species of snails and slugs than all the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians combined, yet they are often overlooked because of their relatively small size. Land snails and slugs are well adapted to live in almost any kind of environment, from high arctic tundra to tropical forests. In British Columbia, they can be found just about everywhere. Land Snails of British Columbia describes all 92 species of terrestrial molluscs in our province. It includes photographs and detailed drawings of each, diagnostic keys and a selection of colour photographs to aid in identification. With each species description, the author discusses its natural history and distribution in the province. He also talks about reproduction, life history, diet, locomotion and shell structure (even slugs have shells). Nature buffs and anyone interested in looking past the bad reputation of these much-maligned creatures will find this handbook an enlightening guide. For gardeners, this book will tell you which snails to cast out of your garden and which ones to keep, because some snails and slugs are beneficial to gardens and some even prey on their pestilent relatives.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert Forsyth is a malacologist who has studied terrestrial molluscs in BC since 1990. He is a research associate with the Royal BC Museum and has published more than a dozen articles on molluscs. This is his first book.

Review:

"The Social Life of Stories establishes a powerful argument about the legitimacy and viability of the distinctive intellectual traditions of modern Native peoples. One of the strengths of this book is that Cruikshank extends her thesis to carve out a position that challenges the dominance of non-Native intellectual systems". -- American Indian Quarterly

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780774808033: Land Snails of British Columbia

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0774808039 ISBN 13:  9780774808033
Publisher: University of Washington Press, 2002
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Forsyth
Published by Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada (2005)
ISBN 10: 077265218X ISBN 13: 9780772652188
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. None. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snails and slugs have a reputation as slimy, repulsive creatures that are nothing more than garden pests, but they are important components of the ecosystems they live in. In fact, most of the pest slugs and snails are introduced species that have come here with the plants we import for our gardens. Worldwide there are more species of snails and slugs than all the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians combined, yet they are often overlooked because of their relatively small size. Land snails and slugs are well adapted to live in almost any kind of environment, from high arctic tundra to tropical forests. In British Columbia, they can be found just about everywhere. Land Snails of British Columbia describes all 92 species of terrestrial molluscs in our province. It includes photographs and detailed drawings of each, diagnostic keys and a selection of colour photographs to aid in identification. With each species description, the author discusses its natural history and distribution in the province. He also talks about reproduction, life history, diet, locomotion and shell structure (even slugs have shells). Nature buffs and anyone interested in looking past the bad reputation of these much-maligned creatures will find this handbook an enlightening guide. For gardeners, this book will tell you which snails to cast out of your garden and which ones to keep, because some snails and slugs are beneficial to gardens and some even prey on their pestilent relatives. Seller Inventory # UGH9780772652188

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Robert Forsyth
Published by Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada (2005)
ISBN 10: 077265218X ISBN 13: 9780772652188
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. None. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snails and slugs have a reputation as slimy, repulsive creatures that are nothing more than garden pests, but they are important components of the ecosystems they live in. In fact, most of the pest slugs and snails are introduced species that have come here with the plants we import for our gardens. Worldwide there are more species of snails and slugs than all the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians combined, yet they are often overlooked because of their relatively small size. Land snails and slugs are well adapted to live in almost any kind of environment, from high arctic tundra to tropical forests. In British Columbia, they can be found just about everywhere. Land Snails of British Columbia describes all 92 species of terrestrial molluscs in our province. It includes photographs and detailed drawings of each, diagnostic keys and a selection of colour photographs to aid in identification. With each species description, the author discusses its natural history and distribution in the province. He also talks about reproduction, life history, diet, locomotion and shell structure (even slugs have shells). Nature buffs and anyone interested in looking past the bad reputation of these much-maligned creatures will find this handbook an enlightening guide. For gardeners, this book will tell you which snails to cast out of your garden and which ones to keep, because some snails and slugs are beneficial to gardens and some even prey on their pestilent relatives. Seller Inventory # UGH9780772652188

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Robert Forsyth
Published by Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada (2005)
ISBN 10: 077265218X ISBN 13: 9780772652188
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Royal British Columbia Museum, Canada, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. None. Language: English. Brand new Book. Snails and slugs have a reputation as slimy, repulsive creatures that are nothing more than garden pests, but they are important components of the ecosystems they live in. In fact, most of the pest slugs and snails are introduced species that have come here with the plants we import for our gardens. Worldwide there are more species of snails and slugs than all the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians combined, yet they are often overlooked because of their relatively small size. Land snails and slugs are well adapted to live in almost any kind of environment, from high arctic tundra to tropical forests. In British Columbia, they can be found just about everywhere. Land Snails of British Columbia describes all 92 species of terrestrial molluscs in our province. It includes photographs and detailed drawings of each, diagnostic keys and a selection of colour photographs to aid in identification. With each species description, the author discusses its natural history and distribution in the province. He also talks about reproduction, life history, diet, locomotion and shell structure (even slugs have shells). Nature buffs and anyone interested in looking past the bad reputation of these much-maligned creatures will find this handbook an enlightening guide. For gardeners, this book will tell you which snails to cast out of your garden and which ones to keep, because some snails and slugs are beneficial to gardens and some even prey on their pestilent relatives. Seller Inventory # BTE9780772652188

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Robert G. Forsyth
Published by Royal British Columbia Museum (2010)
ISBN 10: 077265218X ISBN 13: 9780772652188
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Royal British Columbia Museum, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX077265218X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Forsyth, R.
Published by Royal BC Museum, Canada (2004)
ISBN 10: 077265218X ISBN 13: 9780772652188
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Royal BC Museum, Canada, 2004. Condition: New. 188, 8 col plates, figs. . PB. NEW. . Field guide to all 88 species of land snail found in BC. Information on natural history and distribution for each species. Keys to genera (and when necessary, to species). [9780772652188]. Seller Inventory # 8786

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.71
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds