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Compendium of Seashells by R.T. Abbott & S.P. Dance

 Compendium of Seashells 



  • R. Tucker Abbott
  • S. Peter Dance


  • Hardcover: 411 pages
  • Publisher: Odyssey Publications; 4 edition (July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0966172000


Best reference for world wide seashells, December 4, 2002

There currently is no better comprehensive guide to world wide marine shells than this new edition of the ‘Compendium’. If you were a budding shell collector starting a library on this subject, this would be the most important book to get. The ‘Compendium’ is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the world’s amazing variety of marine shells, displaying images of over 4200 species with their common AND scientific names. This feature alone enables any collector to access the rapidly increasing information available on the subject of worldwide molluscs – for instance on the internet – by targeting a particular species directly by its scientific name. This book is not only beautiful to look at but is also a great resource of general information on the subject, providing the most useful reference to date for all advanced seashell connoisseurs and collectors worldwide.