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Neritidae of the World - Volume One

Neritidae of the World - Volume One

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Detailed survey of nine of the genera that in part make up the gastropod family Neritidae - volume 2 on its way to completion
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Neritidae of the World - Volume One
by Thomas E. Eichhorst

ISBN 9783939767701, published in 2016 by ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany, hardcover in laminated boards, A4 size 21 by 29.5 cm. (about 8 by 11.75 inches), 694 pages including 198 full-page color photographic plates as well as many other photos and SEM scans of  the shells and their parts and other photographs in color to help with shell identification.

Although the nerites like many other families of shells that are found in shallow often intertidal water are given little if any attention at all by the majority of shell collectors, this book may well be the one that will lead more of us to understand the beauty and the complexity of these shells.  While most of the books that we have and use cover some shells in this family this is the first time to my knowledge that information about them can be found in a single book. To simply say that this is a superb book does not do it proper justice. It is nothing less than a comprehensive look and study of these shells that have been the focus of the author's work for a great many years. We owe Tom Eichhorst a tremendous "thank you" and hope that the second volume in this set will be on the way shortly.  

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