The Achatinid Landshells of Southern Africa
by Ken Brown and Maurice Evans
ISBN 9783948603212, published in 2021 by ConchBooks, Harxheim, Germany, Trade Paperback, about 20.5 by 30 cm, 8 by 11.75 inches, 138 pages
"The Achatinid Landshells of Southern Africa" is an excellent guide to the landshells in the Achatinidae, found in South Africa and its' neighboring countries. These snails, because of their diversity have in the past proven to be a taxonomic challenge for collectors and scientists. In this well illustrated book the authors present what they hope is a holistic and balanced approach to their nomenclature. As well as the large color photos of the shells, many of which are of the living mollusks, the authors have written detailed descriptive material for each of the shells and have given us distribution maps for these shells. These books are in new condition and they are a welcome addition to the literature on the terrestrial mollusks.