By Tunnell, John W., Jr.By Andrews, JeanBy Barrera, Noe C.By Moretzsohn, Fabio
An essential reference book for every collector and researcher of American seashells, Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells is a complete sourcebook and up-to-date identification guide, covering an unprecedented nine hundred species of seashells and mollusks that reside in the marine h...abitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Special features: Illustrated guide to the general features of mollusks Family overviews Descriptions of deep-water, tropical, coral reef, and bank species Information boxes on notable species Assemblage photos of dominant species in primary Texas habitats Checklist and glossary This reference contains 987 detailed and data-rich color images for even the tiniest shells, a valuable primer on shell collecting as a hobby, and a wealth of entries on the history of use and study, habitats and ecology, shell characteristics, distribution, biology, and identification. Covering species that range from Florida to South America, the Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in seashells of the Western Atlantic.Read more
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JOHN W. (WES) TUNNELL JR. is a professor of biology, associate director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and director of the Center for Coastal Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. JEAN ANDREWS is a naturalist, artist, author, and illustrator who was first published on Texas seashells in 1971. She resides in Austin, Texas. NOE C. BARRERA is a malacologist, microphotographer, and book designer at the Center for Coastal Studies. FABIO MORETZSOHN is an assistant research scientist at the Harte Research Institute in systematics and conservation of marine invertebrates.
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