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A Natural History of Shells
Geerat J. Vermeij

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Ch. 1Shells and the Questions of Biology3
Pt. IThe Rules of Shell Construction
Ch. 2Themes and Variations: The Geometry of Shells9
Ch. 3The Economics of Construction and Maintenance39
Pt. IILife in a Dangerous World: How Shells Work
Ch. 4The Mechanics of Shells61
Ch. 5Predators and Their Methods94
Ch. 6Coping with Enemies: The Shell as Protection113
Pt. IIIThe Dimension of Time
Ch. 7A Historical Geography of Shells153
Ch. 8Evolutionary Economics: The Rise and Fall of Adaptive Themes174
Index203

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