This unrivalled field guide covers over 1,400 species of the most common forms of marine life that inhabit our coasts—including the invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals birds and plants. The book documents a selection of these, concentrating on the most frequently encountered species living in the intertidal zone and in shallow subtidal waters that can readily be explored by scuba divers. There is a particular focus on open-coast beaches and rocky... more...

Walking along the beach and picking up seashells is a favorite pastime enjoyed by millions of people every year. This field guide covers three hundred of the better-known or more common seashells found on Texas coastlines, and anyone interested in identifying and collecting shells along Texas bays and Gulf coast beaches will find Texas Seashells an essential companion. With more than 600 detailed and data-rich color photographs, each... more...

Using original Victorian prints, by collectable artist George Sowerby, marine biologist and author Paul Chambers has produced the first comprehensive guide to shells for over a century. The original prints are intricately detailed (much better than photographs which lack the exact detail of these drawings) and are a selling point in themselves but will be complemented by informative but accessible text, including families and to show what's edible,... more...

Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as a form of money, and as powerful symbols of sex and death, prestige and war.... more...

This is one of the most amazing shell books of all times and it was a phenomenal reference guide through out the many years that it remained in print. For many collectors it was the standard reference work and the first book to consult for a shell identification.

All the information needed to collect and study shells is included in this comprehensive book, which provides the geographical range and habitat for and a detailed description of each of 800 species. Color plates show 780 species, including live animals, and 115 drawings show both animals and their shells.

A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies .800 species described, with common and scientific names, geographical range, habitat, and detailed description for each species, plus extra information on name changes and life cycle .74 new color plates showing 780 species, including live animals .115 new drawings showing shells and animals .Glossary, bibliography, and a list of shell clubs