by Andreia Salvador
ISBN (13) 9780565095109, published in 2022 by the Natural History Museum, London, U.K., in hardcover, page size is about 5.75 by 7 inches, about 15 by 75 cm., 256 pages which include a brief introduction to shells, and more than 120 full page size color photographs of shells along with a full page of information about each of them.
This book's author is the curator of mollusks at the Natural History Museum in London, where she oversees one of the world's largest collections of gastropod shells. For this book, she has selected some of the most beautiful and interesting shells from all major mollusc classes ranging from the common to the rare. She provides interesting facts about each shell, including its general location, size, and common and scientific names. The large, high-quality photographs allow readers to appreciate the colors, patterns, and shapes of the shells. This book would be a cherished gift for anyone interested in shells, and a valuable addition to any bookshelf.