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Marine Shells of Goa A Guide to Identification

Title
Marine Shells of Goa [electronic resource] : A Guide to Identification / by Sangeeta M. Sonak.
ISBN
9783319550992
Publication
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
Physical Description
XV, 249 p. 184 illus., 181 illus. in color : online resource.
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Summary
This book offers a unique introduction to the study of shells and molluscs for all those who take pleasure in shells, the treasure of the sea. However, unlike other shell albums, compendiums or guides, the central focus of this book is on shells and not molluscs. Therefore, in addition to the classification and identification of shells, the book also addresses aspects including the shell art and shell craft of Goa, the importance of shells, and literary works related to shells and their writers. The book also describes various shell habitats of Goa. The primary objective of this book is to introduce readers to the concept of shell heritage and to spark curiosity and scientific interest, not just among conchologists but also local and visiting beachgoers. Accordingly, it primarily uses straightforward, non-technical language. The book will also appeal to those readers without any previous knowledge of the subject, helping them to understand and appreciate the shells that they collect from the seashores of Goa.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 05, 2017
Contents
Molluscs and their shells
Shell habitats of Goa
Cataloguing of shells
Shell art and shell craft of Goa
Some interesting known and unknown facts about shells.
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