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Seashells

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  • Spirals in Time

    The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

    by Helen Scales

    Seashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet.But watch out. Some molluscs can kill you if you eat them. Some will kill you if you stand too close.That hasn't stopped people using shells in many ways over thousands of years. They became the first jewelry and oldest currencies; they've been ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • California Seashore & Wildlife

    by Todd Telander

    series Falcon Pocket Guides
    Falcon Pocket Guides are full-color, visually appealing, on-the-go guides for identifying plants and animals and learning about nature. ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Beachcombing in South Africa

    by Rudy van der Elst

    Anyone who spends time beside the sea knows there’s a wealth of ‘treasure’ to be found, be it natural or manufactured, living or washed up. Beachcombing in South Africa is a friendly guide to the seashore’s rich pickings. Short chapters such as Floaters and drifters, Sea-beans, Sponges, Eggs and egg cases, and many more, detail what can be found and how to interpret or identify specimens. Items ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Just Starfish Photos! Big Book of Photographs & Pictures of Under Water Ocean Star Fish, Vol. 1

    by Big Book of Photos

    This is a wonderful collection of 30 high-quality color images produced by a series of today's professional photographers. Enjoy and be inspired! ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Seashells of New England

    A Beachcomber's Guide

    by J. Duane Sept and 2 more

    Identify just about any seashell found on New England beaches, from southern Connecticut to northern Maine. Beautiful illustrations and straightforward descriptive text help readers identify 70 different seashells, and learn a little bit about them--most likely anything a reader wants to identify will be included, without a lot of "extra" species. Expert information offered in an appealing format ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • La pêche à pied

    Histoire et techniques

    by Gérard Deschamps

    La pêche à pied fait, depuis toujours, partie de la culture maritime mais l’histoire de ses pratiques et l’évolution de ses diverses techniques ont été peu vulgarisées. Ce livre vient combler cette lacune. L’auteur nous livre ici comment les hommes ont, à travers les siècles, exercé cette activité de subsistance autrefois, de loisir aujourd’hui. Ce voyage à travers le temps montre le génie créatif ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Clams

    The Mysteries and Magic of Our Favorite Shellfish

    by Anthony D. Fredericks

    Get up close and personal with an amazing creature that has invaded our lexicon as well as our restaurants.It breathes with tubes, it has no head or brain, it feeds through a filter, and it is the source of dozens of familiar proverbs (“happy as a clam!”). Clams, it turns out, have been worshipped (by the Moche people of ancient Peru), used as money (by the Algonquin Indians), and consumed by ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Shell Life on the Seashore

    by Philip Street

    'Armed with this intrepid survey, we can see a brave new world down there on the beach ... Exquisite revelation, of the most wonderful, watery kind.' - Philip HoareFor many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide. Attracted by the infinite variety of shapes and colours, visitors ... ... Read more

    $14.51 AUD

  • The Beachcomber's Companion

    An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures

    by Anna Marlis Burgard and 1 more

    A lovely beach house book or hostess gift, perfect for any beachy coffee table.Breezy, inviting, and delightful—just like a day at the beach—The Beachcomber's Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Coquillages et escargots de Guyane

    Seashells and snails from French Guiana

    by David Massemin and 3 more

    series Collection Parthénope
    Pour ce guide coquillages et escargots de Guyane, pour partie bilingue, la constitution d'un collège de quatre auteurs a permis de dresser un inventaire inédit de la malacofaune d'une vaste région jusqu'alors inexplorée.L'ouvrage s'ouvre sur une présentation générale des milieux naturels rencontrés, baignés par les eaux douces ou salées. Il revient également sur l'histoire des prospections ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • Kate's Ocean

    by Anola Pickett

    Kate loves living by the ocean! So when her family moves to Kansas, Kate misses collecting seastones and watching the sea gulls. When Grandpa plants seeds in his spring garden, Kate plants her seastones, hoping to grow an ocean. Grandpa knows Kate won't be disappointed because, every year, the prairie blooms with an ocean of wildflowers. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Little Book of Shells

    Gems of Nature

    by M. G. Harasewych and 1 more

    series The Little Book of
    Dip into the intriguing world of shells with this beautifully illustrated guide to 75 weird and wonderful examples.When we pick up a shell on the beach, we notice its beautiful shape or attractive colours, but how often do we consider what it tells us about the creature that made it, and the evolutionary journey that led to its particular characteristics? This book introduces you to the ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Seashell Beauty and the Concept of Nature at Play

    by Richard Raskin

    The poet Pablo Neruda kept a box of seashells on his desk for inspiration and was in awe of their beauty.But does that beauty serve a survival function for the mollusk that produced it? Does it help to attract a mate, to capture prey, to ward off predators? If not, does that very beauty defy the principle that 'Nature does nothing in vain'? In addressing these basic questions, Raskin discusses a ... Read more

    $8.84 AUD

  • Just Seashell Photos! Big Book of Photographs & Pictures of Ocean Seashells, Vol. 1

    by Big Book of Photos

    This is a wonderful collection of 30 high-quality amazing images produced by a series of today's top professional photographers. Enjoy and be inspired! ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Arctic Survival

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do.-----------------------------First issued to airmen in the 1950s, the Air Ministry's Sea Survival guide includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew operating over the ocean.With original illustrations and text, these survival guides provide an ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Sea

    Stories, Trivia, Crafts, and Recipes Inspired by the World's Best Shorelines, Beaches, and Oceans

    by Isobel Carlson

    “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” —Anne StevensonThis book celebrates oceans, coasts and shorelines the world over. Bringing together incredible stories and legends of the sea, delicious recipes and activities inspired by the coast, and fascinating trivia on everything from marine exploration to the turning tides, it will captivate anyone who is enthralled by the wonder of the sea ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Sea Survival

    by Penguin Books Ltd

    THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do.-----------------------------First issued to airmen in the 1950s, the Air Ministry's Sea Survival guide includes original and authentic emergency advice to crew operating over the ocean.With original illustrations and text, these survival guides provide an ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Summer Mortality of Pacific Oyster Crassostrea Gigas

    The Morest Project

    by Jean-François Samain and 1 more

    Mass oyster mortalities have been known for many years throughout the world, but no strictly pathological explication has been found. This book describes how environmental influences, reproduction, stress, genetics, pathogens and temperature contribute to oyster summer mortality in France. An interaction model is derived from the results and recommendations are made for forecasting and managing ... Read more

    $62.99 AUD

  • Secrets of Earth and Sea

    by Ray Lankester

    THE present volume is, like its predecessors, "Science from an Easy Chair" (Series I and Series II) and "Diversions of a Naturalist"—mainly a revision and reprint—with considerable additions—of articles published in daily or weekly journals. The first chapter appeared originally in "The Field." The Chapters VI, XX, XXI, and XXII were published in the "Illustrated London News," under the title ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Texas Seashells

    A Field Guide

    by John W. Tunnell Jr. and 2 more

    series Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
    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 ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • Glaucus; Or, The Wonders of the Shore

    by Charles Kingsley

    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • I molluschi e i zoofiti

    by Louis Guillaume Figuier

    series Liber Liber
    Le meraviglie che allo attonito sguardo dell’osservatore presentano gli animali inferiori, erano ignote agli antichi. I naturalisti una volta badavano solo agli animali grossi, stimando i piccoli indegni della loro attenzione, considerandoli come quasi od al tutto sprovveduti di sensitività e poco atti a suscitare e soddisfare la curiosità dello studioso della natura.Le cose sono ben mutate ora: i ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • 50 Wild Things to Do

    At Home and Nearby

    by Wildlife Trusts

    **When did you last give a tree a hug? Watch a spider spin its web? Spot a bird of prey? Identify a moth or two?With 50 exciting activities and loads of ideas for outdoor fun at home and nearby, this family-friendly guide will help you identify, protect and preserve the wildlife on your doorstep.**From racing snails and making a mini nature reserve to cloudspotting and stargazing, just one wild ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD

  • The Art Of Shell Cameo Cutting

    by J. B. Marsh

    An illustrated guide to the profitable art of shell cameo cutting. Contents include: Drawing designs - Tools - Shell cutting - Carving - Various processes - Marketing etc. Originally published in 1890. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD