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168 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
32 x 25 cm
1,374 kg

In close-up color photos filling one or two large pages-superbly illuminated and photographed against a black studio background-this oversized book captures the delicate and spectacular beauty of seashells, while also celebrating them from a scientist's viewpoint. Philippe Bouchet, a professor at the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, takes readers along on a research voyage in the South Pacific, seeking previously unidentified species. With an engaging sense of wonder he marvels at the shells themselves and the creatures that created them, while exploring themes of biodiversity, the environmental pressure of human development, and the valuable conservation role played by museums.