Nature

A Natural History of Shells

Paperback

Price:
$35.00 / £30.00
ISBN:
Published:
04/23/1995
Copyright:
1993
Pages:
216
Size:
6 x 9 in.
Illus:
88 halftones. 9 b&w illus.
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Geerat Vermeij wrote this “celebration of shells” to share his enthusiasm for those supremely elegant creations and what they can teach us about nature. Most popular books on shells emphasize the identification of species, but Vermeij uses shells as a way to explore major ideas in biology. How are shells built? How do they work? How did they evolve? The author lucidly and charmingly demonstrates how shells give us insights into the lives of animals in our own day as well as in the distant geological past.


Awards and Recognition

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994
  • Winner of the 1993 Award for Excellence, New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)