Phylogeny & Evolution of the Mollusca edited by W.F. Ponder & D.R. Lindberg 2008. University of California Press, laminated board binding, 469 pages, size is 7 by 10¼ inches (about 18 by 26 cm ) This is a very important work on the subject of molluscan development and it is edited and the articles in it are by top experts in this field. This book will not be for the casual reader but for those among us who take a very serious view of molluscs and their evolution and diversification over their long history. The book is for the most part not illustrated but there aer some photos, charts and tables included to clarify and enhance the written text. Incidentally the text in this book is in a double column format which will allow you to surmise the vast amount of information this book contains. This is a used copy in just about new condition.