This book contains information about 294 scientists and other persons working with representatives of Mollusca in the former USSR. Private shell collectors and dealers are include in this list.
There are two indexes: Taxonomic and Geograpic. The taxonomic index where scientists and collectors are arranged by their taxa of interest (Mollusca [General], Aplacophora, Bivalvia [Freshwater, recent and fossil], Bivalvia [Marine, recent and fossil]. Cephalopoda [Fossil], Cephalopoda [Recent], Gastropoda [Marine, recent and fossil], Gastropoda [Terrestrial, recent and fossil], Loricata, Scaphopoda). The geographic index indicates where scientists and collectors work and live (country and city). Also there are two maps: a map of the former USSR and a map of the administrative regions of Russia.
Each personal item contains the name, first name. father's name, date of birth, scientific title, field of interest (branches of science and taxa), data on education and jobs, short "Curriculum Vitae", office and, in many cases, home address and optimal way of communications. The data about areas and taxa of interest are based only on scientist's answers to questionnaire; thus they may not correspond exactly to subjects of papers published by respective persons. For collectors indicated their interests in collecting.
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