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Walking along the beach and picking up seashells is a favorite pastime enjoyed by millions of people every year. This field guide covers three hundred of the better-known or more common seashells found on Texas coastlines, and anyone interested in identifying and collecting shells along Texas bays and Gulf coast beaches will find Texas Seashells an essential companion. With more than 600 detailed and data-rich color photographs, each species with at least two views, Texas Seashells is sure to make shell identification fun, quick, and easy. Those new to collecting can get started with the introductory chapters on building your shell collection, local laws and regulations protecting this resource, seashell clubs, adopting a “Sheller’s Creed,” and basic seashell taxonomy. A glossary is also included for technical terms not defined in the text.
Although this field guide is for seashells found along the Texas coast, it will also be useful in other regions of the Gulf of Mexico and  western Atlantic Ocean.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. Collecting Seashells
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 2. Seashell Characteristics
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. 3. Common Texas Seashells
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. Part I. Class: Polyplacophora: Chitons
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. Part II. Class: Gastropoda: Snails, Conchs, and Whelks
  2. pp. 29-140
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  1. Part III. Class: Cephalopoda: Squids and Octopuses
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Part IV. Class: Bivalvia: Oysters, Mussels, and Clams
  2. pp. 147-236
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  1. Part V. Class: Scaphopoda: Tuskshells
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 251-278
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623491963
Print ISBN
9781623491673
MARC Record
OCLC
891081636
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2014-12-13
Language
English
Open Access
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