Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Bivalve Seashells of Western North America
Bivalve Seashells of Western North America

The Bivalve Seashells of Western North America is the most comprehensive book ever written on Pacific Ocean bivalves.

The culmination of an eleven year study, it treats all bivalve mollusks living from northern Baja California, Mexico to Arctic Alaska. A total of 472 species are described and illustrated with detailed photographs and drawings. All habitats in the region are included from the intertidal splash zone to the abyssal depths of the ocean basins.

The book has over 4,800 complete bibliographic references to the bivalves including citations on the biology, physiology, ecology, and taxonomy of this commercially and biologically important group. Character tables and dichotomous keys assist the reader in identification.

This is a "must have publication for malacologists, libraries, shellfishery and environmental scientists, and interested amateurs.

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