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Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History (Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series)

Tunnell Jr., John W.; Andrews, Jean; Barrera, Noe C; Moretzsohn, Fabio

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ISBN 10: 1603441417 / ISBN 13: 9781603441414
Verlag: Texas A&M University Press, 2010
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Well produced. . . The result is amagnificent 512 page, profusely illustrated and referenced tome that will now take its place as the definitive popular guide for the shells of the northern Gulf of Mexico. This work will function as comprehensive identification reference, containing more than 900 species in systematic arrangement, including the micro-mollusks and deep-water taxa that are now just becoming better known. . . All in all a very well-presented guide that is both easy to use and easy on the eye.But there is more. . . the collection traditions of Texan malacology, a remarkably good chapter on the ecology and habitats of mollusks, followed by accounts on collecting methodologies and a very good, concise account on mollusk morphologies, in which the illustrations alone would be of use to any collector anywhere, particularly when used in combination to the extensive glossary also included.Clearly a very positive contribution to the mollusk literature, this work takes its place now as one of the primary resources for North American collectors, with sections that will be of use to a wider audience. An added advantage, in this era of the extensive color shell atlases, is that this work had a large press run and is very modestly priced." - Henry Chaney, The Festivus. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1603441417

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An essential reference book for every collector and researcher of American seashells, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is a complete sourcebook and up-to-date identification guide, covering an unprecedented nine hundred species of seashells and mollusks that reside in the marine habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.
Special features:
Illustrated guide to the general features of mollusks
Family overviews
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.

Über den Autor: JOHN W. (WES) TUNNELL JR. is a professor of biology, associate director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and director of the Center for Coastal Studies at Texas A&M University?Corpus Christi. JEAN ANDREWS is a naturalist, artist, author, and illustrator who was first published on Texas seashells in 1971. She resides in Austin, Texas. NOE C. BARRERA is a malacologist, microphotographer, and book designer at the Center for Coastal Studies. FABIO MORETZSOHN is an assistant research scientist at the Harte Research Institute in systematics and conservation of marine invertebrates.

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Verlag: Texas A&M University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

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