The Shell Hunter's Handbook

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All you need to know to log and classify the shells in your collection. Hints, tips and expert advice to help you get started.

Over 150 photographs and illustrations make it easy to identify your finds in the field: Gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods and scaphopods. This practical identification guide covers a wide range of shells from all parts of the world. The book combines comprehensive and informative text with color illustrations, focusing on the shells themselves rather than on the marine creatures that once inhabited them.

An introductory section covers mollusks and their classification, terminology and collection, along with conservation issues and an invaluable identification key.

The main section is the identification guide to species in precise detail and clarity. The description of each species is accompanied on the same page with an easy-to-use identification key and color illustration.