Atlas of Marine Mollusks of China
by Zhang Suping
2008, OceanPress, China, in Chinese, laminated cardboard covers, Perfect binding, about 6 by 8˝ inches (16 by 21.5cm), 383 pages, about 348 color illustrations of shells (1, 2 or 3 species per page) introduction and background information with some color photographs, charts and drawings,
This book is one that has been written for the rapidly growing number of shell collectors in China. It is an extremely well illustrated book showing hundreds of species, both common and rare that are found in the coastal waters of China to the approximate depth of the continental shelf. Readers who can not read simplified Chinese will not be able to read the descriptive material that accompanies the shell illustrations but will still be able to use and identify shells by their Latin names. Although the book is far from being a comprehensive record of all of the shells found in the waters of China (and I suspect that there are several thousand species out there), it does focus on many of the shells that shell collectors may come across in all classes of the Mollusca. The illustrations are extremely well done.