The Book of Shells
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The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells
Visually stunning and scientifically engaging, this definitive guide features 600 of the world’s most intriguing mollusk shells. Life-size, full color reproductions are accompanied by brief profiles, detailing range, distribution, abundance and habitat. Author M. G. Harasewych is research zoologist and curator of marine mollusks at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Fabio Moretzsohn is a researcher for the Harte Research Institute. Hardcover, 656 pages with 2,400 color plates. 7.5" x 10".
The Sant Ocean Hall in our National Museum of Natural History encourages curiosity about the natural world with a collection of 674 marine specimens and models. Natural aquatic beauty frequently inspires the costume, home life and glass collections of our National Museum of American History, Behring Center.
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