This is the first truly comprehensive survey of seashells. It delves into all of the shells' intriguing facets - from their biology and their influence upon art, medicine, religion, archaeology and commerce to the practical aspects of shellfisheries and to the fascinating, rewarding aspects of shell collecting. Over 250 illustrations, 94 in full color.
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From the director of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island off the coast of Florida comes an information-packed guide to the collecting of shells, their place in cultural and economic history, and the animal life they contain. Tucker enlivens his book with accounts of rare creatures, such as venomous cones that contain tiny creature whose harpoon-shaped proboscises are laden with poison. Lovely color and black-and-white photographs accompany the scientific text on mollusk development. Information is provided on starting a collection, looking for mollusks as a beachcomber and a diver, storing and labeling shells, and consulting professional museum collections. Denise Perry Donavin
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Book Description Rutledge Books / Crown Publishers, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0517166089
Book Description Rutledge Books/Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition, First Thus. Text/BRAND NEW. Natural linen boards w/blue lettering/Fine. DJ/VG; strong & sound w/scrape, small losses to lower front. Conchology from R. Tucker Abbott, director of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island off the coast of Florida. Basic mollusk biology for shell collectors. 256 pgs. 11 photo illustrated chapters: 1, Molluscan Seashells; 2, How Shells Live; 3, Where Shells Live; 4, Evolution of Shells; 5, Around the World for Seashells; 6, Habits of Shells; 7, Collecting Shells; 8, Collector's Items; 9, Shells Through the Ages; 10, The Uses of Shells Today; and II, Shells & the Connoisseur, followed by Guide to the Seashell Literature. Bookseller Inventory # 017384
Book Description Rutledge Books / Crown Publishers, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0517166089
Book Description Rutledge Books / Crown Publish, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110517166089
Book Description Rutledge Books / Crown Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517166089 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1176481