The Shell-Bearing Land Snails of Ohio
by Celeste Taft
Published by The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH in 1961 as Volume 1 Number 3 of "Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey" paperback binding, about 6.5 by 10 inches, 16.5 by 25.5 cm., 108 pages, the text includes detailed drawings of the shells and their distribution maps
"The Shell-Bearing Land Snails of Ohio" although published sixty years ago as of the date of this review, is a very important survey of the gastropods that were found in Ohio. As often, when I receive a book like this I can not help but wonder how many of these shells still can be found alive today. The book follows a keyed text. Each genus is introduced with a key to the individual species found in the pages that follow. The illustrations are top quality. This is a used book but can easily pass as new although it has a small stain on its' front cover.