Marine Bivalve Mollusks from Baja California to Northern Peru
by E. Coan & P. Valentich-Scott
9780936494432, published in 2012 by the Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History, 2 hardcover volumes in slipcase, 1255 pages, page size
is about 8.25 by 11.5 inches, 21.5 by 29.5 cm, 332 full-page color
photo plate, plus drawings and, photo illustrated identification keys
This book is the second of a three part series which includes "Bivalve Seashells of Western North America" and "Bivalve Seashells of Western South America: Marine Bivalve Mollusks from Northern Peru to Southern Chile." To call this a monumental work does not give it enough credit. In all, there are 5000 color photographs covering 890 species. This work also introduces 3 new genera as well as 15 new species. It is the most complete book that has ever been done on the bivalved shells from this area.This set of books is something that the authors should be proud of having produced. We are pleased to be able to offer this 2 volume set at a new lower price.The books will appeal to amateur conchologists as well as professional malacologists. The first book "Bivalve Seashells of Western North America" is out of print and is difficult to obtain. We do get used copies from time to time and urge you to email us, [email protected] if you would like to know when we have a copy available.