The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

Author: Harald Alfred Rehder

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 894

View: 2411

Surveys the habitat, range, behavior, biology, and reproductive habits of marine mullusks

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Seashells

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394757957

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7754

Shows and describes the shells of clams, scallops, oysters, cockles, mussels, limpets, abalone, periwinkles, conchs, and whelks

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures

Author: Norman August Meinkoth

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 799

View: 5009

Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather

Author: David McWilliams Ludlum

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0679408517

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 3845

A guide to observing and forecasting all types of weather features 350 photographs of natural phenomena and a discussion of all facets of weather

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fishes

North America

Author: Carter Rowell Gilbert,James David Williams

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 607

View: 8231

Covering both freshwater and saltwater species, this fully revised edition brings a new level of accuracy and usefulness to the original fishes field guide published over 20 years ago. Over 700 new full-color photographs, 286 black-and-white illustrations, and 637 maps combine to make this book the most comprehensive field guide available to the fishes of North America. •635 species covered in detail, with notes on 771 more •723 full-color identification photographs •286 black-and-white illustrations •Visual organization of species photographs by shape for easy identification •Range map for each species •Glossary of useful terms

Guide to Seashells of the World

Author: A. P. H. Oliver,James Nicholls

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552979433

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9462

A guide to seashells from around the world provides color photographs and concise descriptions of more than 1,200 species of seashells.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

Of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda

Author: C. Lavett Smith,National Audubon Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439504512

Category: Travel

Page: 718

View: 7666

Identifies the tropical marine fish living off the coast of North America

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Eastern region

Author: John L. Bull

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679428527

Category: Nature

Page: 796

View: 1063

A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils

Author: Ida Thompson

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 846

View: 5811

Aids in identifying eight hundred species of common North American fossils with color photographs and line drawings

Peterson First Guide to Shells of North America

Author: Jackie Leatherbury Douglass,John Douglass,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395911822

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 5046

Describes and illustrates shells found in North America, including gastropods, chitons, and bivalves

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 6507

Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Shells

Author: Kenneth R. Wye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856279765

Category: Shells

Page: 288

View: 529

First published by Headline in 1991.

The Book of Shells

A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

Author: M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617705X

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 3640

Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island. Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago. There are over 100,000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered. Some breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due. The Book of Shells offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing mollusk shells, each chosen to convey the range of shapes and sizes that occur across a range of species. Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell’s range, distribution, abundance, habitat, and operculum—the piece that protects the mollusk when it’s in the shell. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Matchless Cone, for instance, or Conus cedonulli, was one of the rarest shells collected during the eighteenth century. So much so, in fact, that a specimen in 1796 was sold for more than six times as much as a painting by Vermeer at the same auction. But since the advent of scuba diving, this shell has become far more accessible to collectors—though not without certain risks. Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The Zebra Nerite, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, the Junonia, the Atlantic Thorny Oyster—shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s deepest recesses, are all on display in this definitive work.

Audubon North American Birdfeeder Guide

Author: Robert Burton,Stephen W. Kress

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756658830

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3293

An illustrated handbook of bird identification provides tips on the art of birdwatching, closeup illustrations, locator maps, birding etiquette, essential equipment, and tips on the best ways to attract, feed, and observe various bird species in one's own backyard.

The Shell Collector's Handbook

The Essential Field Guide for Exploring the World of Shells

Author: Kenneth Wye

Publisher: Wellfleet Press

ISBN: 9781577151067

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 1025

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.

The Encyclopedia of Shells

Author: Kenneth R. Wye

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 9780785812333

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7883

A directory to 1,200 individual shells, organized by class, family, genus, and species, including a color photograph of each species; also includes an overview of shell biology, conservation, collecting, and purchasing.


Author: Ann O. Squire

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516269863

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 939

An introduction to sea shells, discussing the different types of shells, where they are found, and how they are made.