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Shells : Treasures of the Sea Shells : Treasures of the Sea
by Leonard Hill

"Few objects in the natural world rival the astonishing beauty of seashell forms, and in Hill's sumptuously oversize book overflowing with gorgeous photographs, that fact is declared in no uncertain terms. If collecting shells as art objects remains a popular pastime, the reason why is obvious after even a brief glimpse of the captivating sculptural qualities exhibited by the seashells shown here." - Booklist

Compendium of Seashells Compendium of Seashells
by R. Tucker Abbott, S. Peter Dance

"What happens when you bring the world's two most famous Conchologists and authors, Tucker Abbott S. Peter Dance, together? you get the best general shell reference ever written, that's all!" - A reader

The Encyclopedia of Shells The Encyclopedia of Shells
by Kenneth R. Wye

A complete source book for the new or experienced collector. Contains information on how to start a collection, how to buy/find shells, plus a classification guide. Features all the major shell families and includes many less popular groups. 1200 specially commissioned photographs. Detailed captions on appearance, size, geographical location, rarity and distribution.

The World's Most Beautiful Seashells The World's Most Beautiful Seashells
by Leonard Hill, Pete Carmichael (Photographer), Tim Ohr (Editor)

An absolutely stunning book, and sure to be a source of inspiration for children, naturalists, and artists.

Field Guide to North American Seashells National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells
by Harald A. Rehder, Harold A. Rehder

The essential book for beach-combers and divers, this guide explores more than 705 seashells, living mollusks, abalone, periwinkles, conchs, limpets, oysters, clams, mussels, and cockles found on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of North America and the West Indies.

Familiar Seashells North America Familiar Seashells North America
(Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Harold Alfred Rehder

This pocket guide is brimming with information; detailed photographs and an illustrated table of various shell groups; information about the range and natural habitats of different seashells; the family and class each individual shell species belong to, facts for the shell-collector including commercial value of certain shells and a glossary of technical terms.

DK Handbooks: Shells DK Handbooks: Shells
by S. Peter Dance, Matthew Ward (Photographer)

Identify the shells you find with this handy reference guide.

The Art of Shelling The Art of Shelling
A Complete Guide to Finding Shells and Other Beach Collectibles at Shelling Locations from Florida to Maine
by Chuck Robinson, Debbie Robinson, April Wengren (Illustrator)

"A well organized, informative, and concise sourcebook for the recreational shell collector." - A reader

Shells : Guide to the Jewels of the Sea Shells : Guide to the Jewels of the Sea
by Giorgio Gabbi

"Appropriate for the collector, budding naturalist, or diver, this book uses drawings and underwater photos to describe the anatomy and behavior of each shell's inhabitant, then provides a geography of marine mollusks..." - Book News

A Book of Shells : A Shell Game A Book of Shells : A Shell Game
by Cecile Mactaggart

This unusual book contains a Flash Card Game with a Timer and Text that describes how to identify, collect, and learn about shells without killing the defenseless inhabitants of these Jewels from the Sea.

The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells
by Hans Meinhardt, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Deborah R. Fowler

This profusely illustrated book takes an astonishing look at the natural patterns of sea shells and the means by which they can be reproduced using computer simulations. Completely revised, and including new material on pattern formation in the development of high-level organisms, this book and disk package will allow readers to re-create fascinating natural and artificial patterns.

Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies
by R. Tucker Abbott, Percy A. Morris
Florida's Fabulous Seashells : And Other Seashore Life Florida's Fabulous Seashells : And Other Seashore Life
by Winston Williams, Pete Carmichael

"Its photographs are breathtaking, the snippets of history and seashell collecting information are fabulous as is the whole presentation." - A reader

A Field Guide to Shells of the Florida Coast A Field Guide to Shells of the Florida Coast
by Jean Andrews
Sea Shells of Tropical West America Sea Shells of Tropical West America
Marine Mollusks from Baja California to Peru
by Angeline Myra Keen, James H. McLean

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