1161 Species from Abaco, Bahamas
by Colin Redfern
2013, published by Bahamian Seashells, Inc, Florida, USA ,ISBN 978-0-9711066-1-1 hard covers with stitched binding, 501 pages, page size is 8.25 by 12 inches (about 21 by 27.5cm) all species are illustrated, most in full color with the exception of the micro shells which are in black and white.,
This is the eagerly awaited expansion and revision of Colin Redfren's earlier work, "Bahamian Seashells - A Thousand Species from Abaco, Bahamas" which was published in 2001. This new book integrates the figures and text from the earlier book and adds more than 3600 new color photos as well as 170 new SEM photos and has expanded the size of the book from 280 to 501 pages. In addition the new book is hard covered and has a stitched binding that will withstand the heavy use that this book will surely get. This is not just a local guide to the shells found off one small island in the Bahamas. Many of these species can be found as far to the north as Bermuda and as far to the south as Brazil. and many are also found in the Gulf of Mexico. This book is an essential work for everyone interested in collecting and studying these shells and will have special appeal to Florida shell collectors who will find many of the same shells off their beaches. As in his first book Colin has done a remarkable job in gathering, classifying and presenting these shells to us. Many of these shells are microscopic in size and you will find these shells illustrated in no other book.
I am sad to have to say that Colin, who was a very good friend, passed away at the beginning of the year in 2019. He will be sorely missed. We are going to help liquidate the copies of his book for his estate. There is not a huge number of books now to be had and here is an opportunity for you to own what is considered to be one of the most significant books every done on the mollusks from this part of the world. There is a website for this book that was kept up to date by Colin with entries and changes to the book. This website is currently down but we have hopes that it will activated before too long. Until it is once again on line I will send printed copies of all the updates along with the book.