Best Seashells Books

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1. Florida's Living Beaches: A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

Author: by Blair Witherington
Published at: Pineapple Press; Second edition (May 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1561649815

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The first edition of Florida’s Living Beaches (2007) was widely praised. Now, the second edition of this supremely comprehensive guide has even more to satisfy the curious beachcomber, including expanded content and additional accounts with more than 1800 full-color photographs, maps, and illustrations.

It heralds the living things and metaphorical life along the state’s 700 miles of sandy beaches. The expanded second edition now identifies and explains over 1400 curiosities, with lavishly illustrated accounts organized into Beach Features, Beach Animals, Beach Plants, Beach Minerals, and Hand of Man.


2. Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: by Blair Witherington
Published at: Pineapple Press; Second edition (May 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1561649822

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Florida’s Seashells, the bestselling guide for beachcombers, is now updated and expanded in a new edition. This new volume has more shells identified and explained, with 287 species represented by over 400 full-color images and 175 range maps. This book showcases the diversity of Florida’s seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches.

Knowing the names, stories, and varied appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber’s eyes to their beauty and rarity, and offer collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature’s splendor. The book’s elegant organization allows easy identification of seashells common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.

Other Pineapple Press guides for the curious beachcomber: Florida’s Living Beaches Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas


3. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; 1st edition (November 12, 1980)
ISBN: 978-0394507637

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion.

Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.


4. Handbooks: Shells: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)

Author: by S. Peter Dance
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0789489876

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Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Shells the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to seashells of the world. Packed with more than 600 full-color photographs of over 500 species of seashells, this handy reference book is designed to cut through the complex process of identification and make it accessible to the average reader.

Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each species entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each shell’s characteristics and distinguishing features. The entry always includes a distribution map, showing the geographical range of the species, as well as color-coded bands to provide at-a-glance key facts.

Written by leading shell expert, author, and museum veteran S. Peter Dance, and packed with detailed information on the shape of each genus, differences between the major classes, and more, DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Shells is the clearest identification guide to seashells for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.


5. Sanibel & Captiva Shells and Beach Life (Foldingguides)

Author: by Jackie Douglass
Published at: Steven m Lewers & Assoc; Lam Chrt edition (June 1, 1999)

ISBN: 978-1893770003

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Plastic coated book guide for beach use that has 70 species of shells and beach life-both common and exotic-found on the islands.


6. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells

Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; Reprint edition (August 12, 1981)
ISBN: 978-0394519135

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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American seashells-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Shells is an essential book for beach-combers and divers on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of North America and the West Indies.

Discover the sea’s treasures with this handy guide, which features gorgeous photos and detailed information on living mollusks, abalone, periwinkles, conchs, limpets, oysters, clams, mussels, and cockles.


7. The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift)

Author: by Anna Marlis Burgard
Published at: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1452161167

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Breezy, inviting, and delightfuljust like a day at the beach The Beachcomber’s Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify their own beach discoveries.

A handy resource section offers tips on how to prepare before setting out on a shoreline adventure: from the beachcomber’s commandments to must-have items for every beachcombing toolkit and advice on preserving shells. Awash with information and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean’s shore.


8. I Spy Ocean Animals: A Fun Guessing Game Picture Book for Kids Ages 2-5, Toddlers and Kindergartners ( Picture Puzzle Book for Kids )

Author: by Alek Malkovich
Published at: Independently published (June 26, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8645688028


I Spy Ocean Animals: A Fun Guessing Game Picture Book for Kids Ages 2-5, Toddlers and Kindergartners ( Picture Puzzle Book for Kids ) Cover

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This Super Cool “I Spy Ocean Animals Book for Kids Ages 2-5” will keep kids entertained for hours. Lots of Fun Colorful Images of over 100 ocean animals. A cute kid book that teaches the ABC with ocean animalsPages are arranged in Alphabetical order to help your kid recognize letters and relate them to an ocean animal they know.

Content includes:20 Puzzles from A to ZOver 100 ocean animalsLetters arranged alphabeticallyFull Color InteriorGlossy CoverWould make a Great gift idea for Toddlers, Pre-ks, and Preschoolers. Scroll to the top and click “Buy Now” to get this fun I Spy Book Today!


9. Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: by Blair Witherington
Published at: Pineapple Press; Illustrated edition (May 31, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1561644902

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Georgia and the Carolinas beckon curious beachcombers with over 600 miles of wave-swept Atlantic coastline. These beaches offer more than a sandy stroll amidst stunning scenerythey are alive! As ever-changing ribbons of sand, these beaches foster unique life-forms and accept beguiling castaways from a vast marine wilderness.Mysteries abound.

What is this odd creature? Why does the beach look this way? How did this strange item get here? Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas satisfies a beachcomber’s curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects.

The guide is written in a familiar style and is illustrated with distribution maps and over a thousand color photos.

10. Shells of Florida-Gulf of Mexico: A Beachcomber’s Guide to Coastal Areas

Author: by Jeanne L. Murphy and Brian W. Lane
Published at: Quick Reference Publishing, Inc.; pamphlet edition (April 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1936913220

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“This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, lagoon and bay habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers.

This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of Florida’s common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there.

Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.”

11. Shells of Florida s Gulf Coast: Folding Guide (Foldingguides)

Author: by Jackie Douglass
Published at: Steven m Lewers & Assoc (June 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-1893770041

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12. Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: by Blair Witherington
Published at: Pineapple Press; Illustrated edition (May 31, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1561644971

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With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell’s former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

13. The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

Author: by M. G. Harasewych
Published at: University of Chicago Press; Illustrated edition (June 30, 2010)
ISBN: 978-0226315775

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Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island.

Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago.

There are over 100,000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered. Some breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds.

14. National Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Birds: Eastern Region

Author: by John and John Farrand Bull
Published at: Knopf; 2nd edition (January 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0679428527

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This 795 page book is a complete guide to species of birds found in the Eastern region of the United States. Filled with dozens of color plates of the bird species along with complementary text. Also includes black and white illustrations of the various species along with information on habitat, nesting, voices, and more.

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Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)

Author: by Christiane Kump Tibbitts
Published at: Cooper Square Publishing Llc; Illustrated edition (January 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-1559716758

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An introduction to the world of seashells, crabs, and sea stars including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts. Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are suggested.