"Tropical Marine Mollusks" offers a unique perspective on the subject, departing from conventional approaches found in other shell books. The authors break down the commonly recognized faunal provinces in malacology into more finely detailed sub-provinces and sub-regions, presenting us with a comprehensive view of marine mollusk diversity and which, in many cases are endemic to these regions.
The initial portion of the book delivers intricate descriptions of these geographical divisions, laying a strong foundation for understanding the rich diversity of marine mollusks in each area. In the latter part of the book, readers are given a visual journey through these divisions a color photo iconography. In all, nearly 1800 species are illustrated.
Structured along geographical lines, the book boasts high-quality color photographs that vividly capture the beauty and detail of the shells. Although this copy is preowned and exhibits minor wear, with small bumps on its corners and slight tears at the bottom front and rear lower corners, its overall condition is still remarkable, making it a compelling choice for any enthusiast. In fact, it can easily be mistaken for a new edition, thanks to its well-preserved content.This is the lowest price I've ever seen for this book.