A Portrait of the Animal World


Author: Andrew Cleave

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780765199676

Category: Shells

Page: 72

View: 9371

This handsomely-illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of the mollusk opens the door to the wonders of shells and the living creatures within them. An amazing rich group for study, the gastropods include slitshells, limpets, turbans, nerites, cowries, helmets, tritons, wendletraps, cone shells, murexes, and many others. No less fascinating are the bivalves such as scallops, oysters, and clams, and the shelled cephalopod known as the nautilus. Here, depicted in 80 full-color photographs, are shells with a stunning range of colors, markings, and textures that are sure to appeal to naturalists and collectors alike.

Sea Shells


Author: Paul Valéry

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 101

View: 6735

Presents the French poet's meditations in prose on seashells and the questions raised by their forms

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide


Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643875

Category: Nature

Page: 83

View: 6618

"Descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 265 color photographs describe 252 species of mollusk shells as beachcombers are likely to find them"--P. [4] of cover.



Author: Harald A. Rehder

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780831795788

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 6424

Introduces the mollusks and their world, including more than sixty photographs of the most colorful shells

Sea shells of Western Europe


Author: Ph Bouchet,Philippe Bouchet,F. Danrigal,C. Huyghens

Publisher: American Malacologists, Inc.


Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 5383

The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells


Author: Hans Meinhardt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540921427

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 1510

The pigment patterns on tropical shells are of great beauty and diversity. Their mixture of regularity and irregularity is fascinating. A particular pattern seems to follow particular rules but these rules allow variations. No two shells are identical. The motionless patterns appear to be static, and, indeed, they consist of calci?ed material. However, as will be shown in this book, the underlying mechanism that generates this beauty is eminently dynamic. It has much in common with other dynamic systems that generate patterns, such as a wind-sand system that forms large dunes, or rain and erosion that form complex rami?ed river systems. On other shells the underlying mechanism has much in common with waves such as those commonly observed in the spread of an epidemic. A mollusk can only enlarge its shell at the shell margin. In most cases, only at this margin are new elements of the pigmentation pattern added. Therefore, the shell pattern preserves the record of a process that took place over time in a narrow zone at the growing edge. A certain point on the shell represents a certain moment in its history. Like a time machine one can go into the past or the future just by turning the shell back and forth. Having this complete historical record opens the possibility of decoding the generic principles behind this beauty.



Author: Budd Titlow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616731557


Page: N.A

View: 7212

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide


Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644978

Category: Nature

Page: 77

View: 8292

With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.



Author: Rene Martin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595272533

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 166

View: 5655

This book is the product of a long process of poetic evolution. The oldest poem was written more than a quarter century ago; the most recent, mere weeks ago. The book is divided into six sections. Part 1, entitled The Poet, contains the most personal and introspective poems of the collection. Part 2, The Caribbean Homeland, addresses experiences and themes derived from Trinidad, the land of my birth. Part 3, the most extensive, is entitled The North American Experience, and the poems are outgrowths of my experiences in the US which span a period of twenty-eight years. Part four is entitled The Human Condition. The title, I believe, is self-explanatory. Part five, entitled On A Lighter Note, contains half a dozen poems which rely for their effect on humor and refuse to take themselves too seriously. Part six contains ten Haiku, none of which deals with Caribbean themes, unlike the three I include in part two.

British Seashells

A Guide for Collectors and Beachcombers


Author: Paul Chambers

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844680517

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 5841

Using original Victorian prints, by collectable artist George Sowerby, marine biologist and author Paul Chambers has produced the first comprehensive guide to shells for over a century. The original prints are intricately detailed (much better than photographs which lack the exact detail of these drawings) and are a selling point in themselves but will be complemented by informative but accessible text, including families and to show what's edible, dangerous or belongs to mollusk families and in what part of the country they can be discovered. A delightful study by the leading expert and a must for anyone interested in learning more about shells - or who just enjoys beach combing with the family.

Just Seashells! vol. 1

Big Book of Seashells Photographs & Pictures


Author: Big Book of Photos

Publisher: Big Book of Photos


Category: Nature

Page: 35

View: 9292

This is a wonderful collection of 30 high-quality amazing images produced by a series of today's top professional photographers. Enjoy and be inspired!

Seashells by the Seashore


Author: Marianne Berkes

Publisher: Dawn Publications

ISBN: 1584694637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9286

Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.

Seashells Iron-on Transfer Patterns


Author: Barbara Christopher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486265520

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 7055

Over 100 patterns featuring exotic and beautiful seashells whose extraordinary shapes and markings make them ideal subjects for needlecraft and other craft projects. Instructions.

Collecting Seashells by the Seashore

Poetry and Essays


Author: Christine O'Neil Harrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493147455

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

View: 962

Those idyllic years on the cape; those childhood days that shaped and formed and left such wistful memories of a bygone era of what could have been, but perhaps never was. For the mind can play such tricks as it ages, becoming a selective as a thief, stealing the good and leaving the rest . But even the fragments left behind can change and shine just as bright, expanding into that empty space that childhood once occupied. How best then does one recover what's lost, but to put pen to paper as Christine O'Neil Harrison has done in her new book, Collecting Seashells by the Seashore.

She Sells Seashells and Other Tricky Tongue Twisters


Author: Nancy Loewen,Donald Wu

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404862730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9733

A collection of tongue twisters, along with an explanation of what sounds in the piece make it difficult to repeat.

Can You Find These Seashells?


Author: Carmen Bredeson,Lindsey Cousins

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766039780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6653

"Introduces pre-readers to simple concepts about seashells using short sentences and repetition of words"--Provided by publisher.

Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells


Author: Helene Boudreau

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402285000

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 761

Being a Teenage Mermaid is No Day at the Beach A tropical vacation sounds like the perfect way to spend fall break—even for an aqua-phobic mer-girl like Jade. She can't wait to enjoy the warm sunshine and all-you-can-eat buffet with her best friend Cori and boyfriend Luke. (That's right. Boyfriend. It's official.) But when a body splashes into the water as a cruise ship enters the harbor, Jade realizes there might be trouble in paradise. And the mysterious boy selling conch shells in the market definitely knows more than he's letting on. Jade promised herself: No mer drama on vacation! But it couldn't hurt to check things out...right? Praise for Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings: "Bravo to Hélène Boudreau for hitting the bull's-eye with a fresh, affectionate, eatery twist on the classic coming-of-age-story."—New York Journal of Books "The author keeps suspense high...while tapping straight into young teens' angst about friends, enemies, and boys."—Kirkus Reviews

Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Seashells


Author: Pauline Fiene-Severns,Mike Severns,Ruth Dyerly

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290730X

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 5503

Learn about the many kids of tropical seashells with this useful and portable reference book. This handy pocket guide introduces 170 mollusk species found in Southeast Asia. These fascinating shelled animals vary greatly in shape and size, with equally diverse behaviors. As a quick reference to those families of mollusks most frequently encountered, together with the informative text and delightful color photographs for easy identification, this book is a "must" for beachcombers and underwater enthusiasts. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.