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Seashells: Short Handbook [Russian]

By: VE Yershov(Author), Yu I Kantor(Author)

288 pages, plates with 1065 colour photos


Hardback | Jan 2008 | #227047
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NHBS Price: £99.99 $132/€114 approx

About this book

Language: Russian, with Russian and scientific nomenclature

The book, written by a famous biologist and respected collector, is the most complete Russian-language handbook of sea shells of the world. The publication consists mostly of colourful plates, showing 1065 high-quality photos of the most popular species of 124 families, together with brief descriptions. Latin and Russian names, the average and maximum size, the area, the degree of rarity and habitat depth are given. More than 50 unique photos of live molluscs are published here for the first time. It presents the latest information on the taxonomy, distribution, biology and ecology of mollusks, relevant advice to collectors, and an alphabetical index. The book is aimed at a wide range of readers: nature lovers, divers, biologists, and both experienced and novice collectors


1) A little bit of history
2) Classification of mollusks
3) Distribution of marine mollusks
4) Biology of mollusks
5) The structure of the shell
6) Advice to collectors
7) How to use the handbook
8) Class gastropods or snails (Gastropoda)
9) Subclass primitive gastropods (Eogastropoda)
10) Subclass real gastropods (Orthogastropoda)
11) Class of bivalves (Bivalvia)
12) Class of cephalopods (Cephalopoda)
13) Live mollusks
14) The sources of information
15) Index
16) Additional Features

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