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Philip's Guide to Seashells of the World is a fascinating and informative identification guide to the seashells of the world, illustrated with highly detailed and attractive artworks. More than 1000 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 common to the rare and coveted. The introductory section gives general information on molluscs and their classification, and about collecting shells. In the identification section, over 1200 species are described and more than 1000 are illustrated. The description of each species accompanies its illustration, detailing the size, distribution, colour and characteristic features of the shell.
The author A. P. H. Oliver has collected shells for many years in various parts of the world and has an extensive private collection, which was the source for many of the illustrations in this book.