What a Shell Can Tell

What a Shell Can Tell Where They Live, What They Eat, How They Move and More

Hardback (19 May 2022)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'This wondrous compendium will enthrall beachcombers and landlubbers alike.' - The New York Times

'For the beach-bound family … they may even end up knowing what they're finding when they're combing the sand.' - The Wall Street Journal

A stunning, lavishly illustrated, and information-packed introduction to the wonder of shells through the art of observation - the perfect book for young explorers, collectors, and nature lovers everywhere

Award-winning marine biologist Helen Scales introduces children to the wonders of shells (from seashells to land snails) through the art of observation. Using a friendly question-and-answer format, she explores, through a richly sensory experience, the incredible diversity of shells around the world and showcases the environments molluscs inhabit. From what a shell's shape, color, or texture can reveal about its inhabitant, to where shells are found (from the deepest seas to jungly treetops), with this book, readers can get up close with nature to observe its wonders.

Ages 6-9

Book information

ISBN: 9781838664305
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Imprint: Phaidon Press Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 594.1477
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 47
Weight: 656g
Height: 260mm
Width: 321mm
Spine width: 14mm