Nautilus -The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil
by W. Bruce Saunders & Neil H. Landman
ISBN 0-306-42709-5, Published in 1987 by the Plenum Publishing Corp., New York, NY, hardcover in a blue and white printed dust jacket, 632 pages 6.25 by 9.75 inches (about 16 by 25 cm.), contains 4 full color photographic plates, some black and white photos, some line drawings, SEM scans, numerous charts and graphs, and maps.
This is a highly technical symposium of chapters by various authors that is a complete look at the biology and the history of these amazing molluscs that have been around now for about 500 million years. This is the first copy of this book that we've had. The book is divided into 10 sections each of which contains several chapters on varying aspects of the biology of these animals and a look at their ancestry. This book is in like new condition but it does have the signature of its' previous owner on the front loose endpaper. Along with the book will be 2 articles clipped from newspapers that were tucked under the front flap of the dust jacket on the discovery of the so called living fossils .