Seashells: Jewels from the Ocean

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Voyageur Press, Nov 15, 2007 - Nature - 112 pages
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They have done time as jewelry and tools, as medicines, currency, and symbols of industry--and they have intrigued people, from beach-combing toddlers to serious scientists, since time began. Native interest meets natural history in this exquisitely illustrated account of the science and culture of seashells.

With closeup photography and basic explanations of different shell types--univalves, bivalves, and cephalopods--how they are formed, what mollusks inhabit them, their morphology and life cycles, and much more, this is the book for anyone with an interest in seashells.

This book includes information on the bewildering array of shell shapes, colors, sizes, and types, and describes where the different shells can be found throughout the world. As informative as it is visually arresting, the book will appeal to amateur and expert, collector and casual beachcomber.

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Budd Titlow is a professional wetland scientist and wildlife biologist. He has operated Naturegraphs Freelance Photography and Writing for more than 30 years. During this time, he has published more than 200 articles and 3,000 photographs. His credits include Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Outside, Nature's Best, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Popular Photography, Sierra Club Notecards, and Time/Life Publications. Throughout his career, Budd has shared his love of photography and nature by presenting seminars and workshops nationwide. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and children.

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