Seashells of the Egyptian Red Sea The Illustrated Handbook
List Price: $39.95
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Stunning photographs make this guide to the seashells of Egypt's Red Sea coast a delight for scientists and beachcombers alike. Biologist Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume offers succinct descriptions of over five hundred species, indicating geographic range, size, color, and other details. The book is organized by taxonomy, divided between gastropods and bivalves, and each species is illustrated with one or more photographs for easy identification, all taken especially for this book by the author using shells from her own collection. All the shells most people are likely to see are included here, as well as many rare specimens (including an entirely new species discovered by the author). The More...
Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume has been combing the beaches of Egypt for fifteen years, and is working on her Ph.D. in biodiversity at the University of Nottingham. She has published a number of scientific papers on the seashells of the Egyptian Red Sea.
|Class Gastropoda - The Gastropods|
|Class Bivalvia - The Bivalves|
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