Recent and Fossil Shells of Indonesia
By Bunjamin Dharma
2005 , ConchBooks, Germany, 424 pages include 110 full sizecolor photo plates & 40 black & white page size plates , laminated board covers ndj, stitched binding, page size is approximately 7.5 by 10.25 inches (19 by 26 cm)
This book covers 1982 species in the recent fauna, including both marine and terrestrial species. These shells are classified in 171 families in over 530 genera. These shells are illustrated on 110 color plates. There are an additional 723 fossil shells belonging to 113 families illustrated on 40 black and white plates. This book is a major publication and it is the first comprehensive book that I know of that covers the shells of this large archipelago. The book is essentially a photographic identification guide to these shells with some brief but well written introductory material before the sections on the recent and the fossil material included in this work. It is a joy to use with the layout being illustrations on the right hand page and brief information about the shells on the left hand page (name, size and locality in Indonesia). I consider this among the most important and best works covering the shells of the south central Molluscan fauna published to date. These are new books.