41 Lucia de Leiris 42 SHELLS OF THE WORLD Coloring Book Mollusks build colorful shells around themselves for camouflage and defense , to warn or attract ; shells attract men to collect and value them , as means of exchange or as ...
Author: Lucia De Leiris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Color dozens of shells from around the world — from Australia's poisonous textile cone to Florida's flamingo tongue. Mollusks build colorful shells around themselves for camouflage and defense. Shells also attract humans for their beauty and value. This ready-to-color collection offers nearly a hundred of these hard-shelled wonders from around the world. Shown in native habitats that include oceans, reefs and beaches, you'll discover spider conches and jackknife clams from the Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Bay scallops from New England, fig shells and white-edged augers from Australia, tropical giant clams from Japan, and many other mollusks. Captions include common and scientific names.
More than 1,000 species are illustrated, making this the most comprehensive guide available at a comparable price.This easy-to-use identification guide covers a wide range of shells, from the commonest to the most beautiful and coveted.
Author: A. P. H. Oliver
A fascinating and informative guide to the seashells of the world, illustrated with highly detailed and attractive artworks. More than 1,000 species are illustrated, making this the most comprehensive guide available at a comparable price.This easy-to-use identification guide covers a wide range of shells, from the commonest to the most beautiful and coveted. Shells from all parts of the world - from the Gulf of Alaska to the Cape of Good Hope - are described.The introductory section covers molluscs and their classification, terminology, collecting shells and conservation issues, and contains an invaluable identification key.In the identification section, some 1,200 species are described with great detail and clarity. The description of each species, which is always on the same spread as its illustration, gives the size, distribution, colour and characteristic features of the shell.Main map scale:
Dr. James Brewer , in the Philosophical Transactions for the year 1700 , relates the following particulars respecting the bed of oyster- shells found under ground , near Reading , in Berkshire : - " The circum- ference where these ...
This chemical change, known as ocean acidification, has begun to limit the carbonate that mollusks use to make their shells. Acidic waters are also boring into some shells, pitting or eroding them. One of the world's tiniest shelled ...
Author: Cynthia Barnett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A Science Friday Best Science Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Science and Technology Book of the Year A Tampa Bay Times Best Book of the Year A stunning history of seashells and the animals that make them that "will have you marveling at nature…Barnett’s account remarkably spirals out, appropriately, to become a much larger story about the sea, about global history and about environmental crises and preservation" (John Williams, New York Times Book Review). Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas. In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable history of our world through an examination of the unassuming seashell. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas. From the eerie calls of early shell trumpets to the evolutionary miracle of spines and spires and the modern science of carbon capture inspired by shell, Barnett circles to her central point of listening to nature’s wisdom—and acting on what seashells have to say about taking care of each other and our world.
Seashells Belonging to different ocean molluscs, including snails, oysters, and clams, seashells are hard exoskeletons that protect the soft bodies of the creatures inside from ... It is found in shallow, sandy reefs all over the world.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Can you spot the difference between an ostrich and an emu, and a leopard and an ocelot? You can! Then what are you waiting for? Take on this brain-busting nature challenge! With more than 60 topics from across the animal world, there's something for everyone in this brilliant and entertaining quiz book for kids and the whole family. The pages are packed with eye-popping pictures - but do you know what they show? To help you, "Test Yourself" panels list what you're looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there's a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue. Open up Animal Knowledge Genius! to find out what you know, and challenge yourself to learn even more!
Marine shells of the Pacific . Sydney , 1967 . A collector's guide . Sea Shells of the World . New York , Goldon Press . For advanced conchologists . Missions dans le Pacifique . Paris . Lechevalier . 1962 . On the oyster of Tuamotu .
Jeremy And Underwater World The Forgotten Series Jeremy and the Forgotten Underwater World Series follows the story of a young little boy named Jeremy , who lives by the sea . His life is very much connected to the beach , where his ...
Shells of the world , 5th ed . Country Life Books : Middlesex . Kilburn , R. N. 1992. Turridae ( Mollusca : Gastropoda ) of southern Africa and Mozambique . Part 6. Subfamily Mangelliinae , section 1. Ann . Natal Mus .
Author: D. G. Steyn
Over 1400 colour images illustrate the more than one thousand species of shells and their variants to be found in this book. Notes on collecting and shell morphology as well as a glossary introduce the subject, with the main body of text being devoted to shell identification.