Jewels From the Ocean

Book - 2007
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They have done time as jewelry and tools, as medicines, currency, and symbols of industry--and they have intrigued people, from beach-combing toddlers to serious scientists, since time began. Native interest meets natural history in this exquisitely illustrated account of the science and culture of seashells.

With closeup photography and basic explanations of different shell types--univalves, bivalves, and cephalopods--how they are formed, what mollusks inhabit them, their morphology and life cycles, and much more, this is the book for anyone with an interest in seashells.

This book includes information on the bewildering array of shell shapes, colors, sizes, and types, and describes where the different shells can be found throughout the world. As informative as it is visually arresting, the book will appeal to amateur and expert, collector and casual beachcomber.

Publisher: St. Paul : Voyageur Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780760325933
Branch Call Number: 594.1477 TITLOW B
Characteristics: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Apr 24, 2018

I don't know about you - But, I, for one, certainly have my prized collection of seashells (as minuscule as it might be) sitting out on proud display in my humble flat.

As this book's title so accurately states - Seashells are, indeed, the "jewels from the ocean".

From being used as currency and jewelry, to tools and communication devices - Seashells have never failed to capture humankind's imagination since time began.

Impressively compiled (with informative text) by biologist/photographer, Budd Titlow - This superb volume takes a close-up look at the shapes, colours, and patterns of these artistic gems that are sure to strike awe and wonder in the fascinated eyes of the curios reader.


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