"Cowries - A Guide to the Gastropod Family"
Volume 2: Shells & Animals
by Felix Lorenz
ISBN: 978-3-939767-88-6, published in 2018 by ConchBooks, Harxheim, Germany, hardcover in printed laminated boards, A4 size 21 by 29.5 cm., 8.25 by 11.75 inches, 715 pages including 345 page size, high quality photographic plates
If you've already seen or own a copy of Volume 1 of this set you need go no further and simply go ahead and place your order now for this new volume that completes this study. To say that this set is magnificent does not give it the justice that it deserves. Volume 2 follows the treatment of the cowrie shells into 260 species, 193 subspecies divided into 9 subfamilies and 49 genera.The biology and ecology of these shells is treated in the first book and the 2nd volume concentrate on the diversity found in these shells in the Recent and fossil faunas which make these shells fascinating from a standpoint of collectors and scientists.