Interesting Shells

Interesting Shells
Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780565095109
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Shells are exoskeletons of living creatures and have fascinated humans for millennia – they have been collected and treasured for their beauty, used in religious rituals, and even traded as currency.

Interesting Shells presents striking portraits of specimens from the Museum’s shell collections, one of the largest resources of its kind in the world. Each portrait includes a caption which reveals the most interesting biological, historical and geographic details.

The author

Andreia Salvador is senior curator of Marine Mollusca at the Natural History Museum, London. Her research interests also include the history of collecting, voyages and expeditions in malacology, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780565095109
Illustrations: Colour throughout
Size: 5.906 in x 6.969 in / 150 mm x 177 mm