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A Photographic Guide to Sea Shells of Southern Africa

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

Series: Photographic Guides Series (New Holland Natural History)

By: Douw Steyn and Elise Steyn

144 pages, Col photos, distrib maps

Random House Struik

Paperback | Nov 2002 | #129745 | ISBN: 1868727157
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About this book

Presents 262 species that are most likely to be seen in the region. The text for each species details shell description, colour, habitat and diet, and supplies notes on related topics such as subspecies, exploitation, other names etc. Clear, full-colour photographs illustrate each species described, and the author highlights diagnostic features or combinations of features that will most easily enable the collector or enthusiast to identify shells. Distribution maps accompany each species account.

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Douw Steyn has been collecting shells for the past 15 years in South Africa, and is well known among local shell collectors. A retired veterinary surgeon, he is senior author of the comprehensive book Marine Shells of Southern Africa. Together with his wife Elise, Douw Steyn has also authored Sea Shells of Jeffreys Bay, and Struik's Sasol First Field Guide to Shells of Southern Africa.

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