Robert Tucker Abbott, Compendium of Landshells. A full-color Guide to more than 2000 of the world’s terrestrial Shells, Ed. American Malacologists, 1989

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Compendium of Landshells is the most complete identification book on the terrestrial shells of the world published in this century…

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Edizione American Malacologists, Melbourne [Florida, U.S.A.], 1989 Illustrazioni Fotografie a colori
N. Volumi 1 N. Pagine 240
Dimensioni 22 x 28 x 1,8 cm. Peso 1,09 kg.
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T

he Compendium of Landshells is the most complete full-color identification book on the terrestrial, air-breathing shells of the world published in this century. It is a must for every serious student of mollusks and all amateur naturalists. Conservationists, ecologists, foresters and agriculturalists will welcome this beautiful and informative guide to the larger pulmonate snails. Over 2,000 species and several thousand specimens are illustrated in color on individual plates.

Designed primarily for the amateur collector, the book also serves the scientific community through the inclusion of several hundred holotypes from major museums. These are the unique specimens that scientists and others must refer to when exact identity of a species is required. The unique color-illustrated bibliography of 900 crucial references is divided into a geographical guide as well as a phylogenetic survey of the most important scientific monographs and family reviews.

Particularly important to landshell collectors is the full treatment of such groups as:

  1. The Florida and Cuban Liguus Tree Snails, with pictures of holotypes
  2. 120 Papuina tree snails from Melanesia
  3. 250 Helicostyla tree snails from the Philippines
  4. 60 Giant African and achatinid species
  5. 240 species of operculate cyclophorid and Cuban annularids
  6. Common garden pests and edible snails
  7. Reproduction, feeding habits, shell growth and ecology
  8. Extensive bibliography

 

Contents:

  • Preface
  • WHO ARE THE LANDSHELLS?
    • Major classification
    • Names scientific and common
  • THE PROSOBRANCHS
    • How they live and reproduce
    • Feeding and the radular teeth
  • THE PULMONATES
    • Sex and reproduction
    • Development and longevity
    • Sinistral landshells
  • WHERE LANDSHELLS LIVE
  • THE GEOGRAPHY OF LANDSHELLS
  • INTRODUCED SPECIES
  • LANDSHELL REGIONS
  • LAND SNAILS AS DISEASE CARRIERS
  • LAND SNAILS AS AGRICULTURAL PESTS
  • LANDSHELLS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
  • COLLECTING LANDSHELLS
  • BRIEF HISTORY OF LANDSHELL COLLECTING
  • ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE LANDSHELLS
  • SOME COMMON FRESHWATER SNAILS
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • Geographical bibliography
    • Taxonomic bibliography
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INDEX
Note bibliografiche

Prima Edizione del 1989, a copertina rigida in tela marrone scuro, con titoli dorati al dorso; rilegata a filo; stampata su carta patinata di buona qualità, con buona marginatura al testo; corredata da numerosissime fotografie a colori.

Non facile da procurare, soprattutto in Italia, e quasi mai a quotazioni “popolari”.

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Come Nuovo [il volume non mostra danni strutturali, strappi, segni, mancanze o usure gravi che vadano evidenziate; legatura snodata e robusta; copertine rigide pressoché intatte e con pochi segni del tempo; sovracoperta in ottimo stato, con minimi segni di vissuto ai bordi e lievissime opacità da sfregamento ai piatti; coste poco impolverate; ingiallimento delle pagine molto ridotto e limitato ai margini]

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Peso 1.09 kg
Dimensioni 22 × 28 × 1.8 cm
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