A Natural History of Shells

A Natural History of Shells

Insofar as I had ever thought seriously about shell breakage , I considered a nuisance , the result of the ... of the U.S. National Museum of Natural History in Washington , home to the largest collection of crustaceans in the world .

Author: Geerat J. Vermeij

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691230016

Category: Nature

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From “one of the master naturalists of our time” (American Scientist), a fascinating exploration of what seashells reveal about biology, evolution, and the history of life Geerat Vermeij wrote this “celebration of shells” to share his enthusiasm for these supremely elegant creations and what they can teach us about nature. Most popular books on shells emphasize the identification of species, but Vermeij uses shells as a way to explore major ideas in biology. How are shells built? How do they work? And how did they evolve? With lucidity and charm, the MacArthur-winning evolutionary biologist reveals how shells give us insights into the lives of animals today and in the distant geological past.
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Conchology Or The Natural History of Shells

Conchology  Or The Natural History of Shells

This shell being hitherto undescribed , I have taken the liberty of naming it Parkinsonia , in honour of Mr. James Parkinson of Hoxton , author of a curious Work upon the natural history of fossils . It is a native of the coast of New ...

Author: George Perry

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ISBN: UOM:39015063445228

Category: Electronic books

Page: 124

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Conchology or Natural history of shells containing the figures of shells correctly and finely engraved and accompanied with their descriptions in English and French By a Collector i e E Mendes da Costa etc

Conchology  or Natural history of shells  containing the figures of shells correctly and finely engraved  and accompanied with their descriptions in English and French     By a Collector  i e  E  Mendes da Costa   etc

光学学 A NATURAL HISTORY of SHELLS . Histoire Naturelle des CoquillAGES . F A M I LY I. FAMILLE 1 . Lepas sive Patella . Angl . Limpets , Flithers or Pap Shellsa Gall . Patelle , Lepas ou Oeil de Bouc . Germ . Napfschnecken . Belg .

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ISBN: BL:A0025143180

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Page: 26

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The Elements of Conchology Or Natural History of Shells According to the Linnean System Etc

The Elements of Conchology  Or  Natural History of Shells  According to the Linnean System  Etc

The crabs , . lobsters , sea - urchins , & c . * See Thomson's System of Chemistry , vol . v , page 507 , & c . + Testaceology , is a modern term for the Natural History of shells , and synonymous with Conchology , yerge * When a ...

Author: Thomas BROWN (Captain, F.L.S.)

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ISBN: BL:A0019672409

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Page: 168

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The Natural History of British Shells

The Natural History of British Shells

Shell with five spires : the first much swelled , the turban tapering and sharp pointed ; striated spirally . Lip thin , and much spread on the pillar . TURBO LITTOREUS : testa subovate acuta striata , margine columnari plano . Linn .

Author: Edward Donovan

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ISBN: OXFORD:600020533

Category: Mollusks

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Categories: Mollusks

The Natural History of British Shells Including Figures and Descriptions of All the Species Hitherto Discovered in Great Britain

The Natural History of British Shells  Including Figures and Descriptions of All the Species Hitherto Discovered in Great Britain

The adult shells of this species are from three quarters of an inch , to an inch and a quarter in diameter ; the colours various , generally brownish or ashen colour , inclining in some to red , in others to yellow ; the young shells ...

Author: Edward Donovan

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ISBN: UCSD:31822043191030

Category: Mollusks

Page: 180

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Testacea Britannica Or Natural History of British Shells with Figures

Testacea Britannica  Or Natural History of British Shells     with Figures

That the foil and nature of the water have considerable effect upon shells , there can be no doubt , particularly in strength , and colour ; for instance , these subjects , which are figured in the British Shells , with elegant yellow ...

Author: George Montagu

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ISBN: ONB:+Z181473400

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