For those who don't know their mollusks from their bivalves, this guide is the ideal introduction to the most familiar and unique types of seashells found in the marine eco-regions of North America. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 85 species and includes a marine ecoregion map. This guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by seashell collectors and lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.