Synopses & Reviews
Abundant close-view photographs and detailed descriptions of seashells fill the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Seashells of North America
, yet the guide is designed to be slim enough for beach enthusiasts to easily bring along when beachcombing. This streamlined volume contains; a simple field guide covering 80 common seashells found in the North America from shores along the Pacific, the Gulf Coast and Atlantic, a basic overview of the shells divided into the three major groups--gastropods, chitons and bivalves, covering seashell features helpful in identification, tips on where to look for shells; the basic equipment useful in seashell-hunting and text on the different life cycles of the animals which inhabit them.
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.
Whether you are a casual beachcomber, a serious shell-collector or just interested in the seashells you find in the sand, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Seashells of North America is a handy reference guide to bring along on your next trip to the beach.