A Field Guide to
Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts
(Third Edition)

by Percy A. Morris

A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts (Houghton Mifflin Company)

Houghton Mifflin Company (Third Edition, 1973). Index. 330pp. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. Paperback. ISBN 0-395-17170-9. Illustrated.

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About the Book

If you want to know

A Field Guide to Shells is the ideal guide to carry with you to the ocean, and a handy reference work at home — simple enough for the beginner, with helpful detail for the expert:

About the Author

Percy A. Morris completed the manuscript for this book before his death in December 1969. The year before, he had retired from his position as Conchologist at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, a post he had held since 1928.

During his lifetime Mr. Morris was professionally associated with a variety of organizations such as the American Malacological Union and the Connecticut Shell Club, of which he had been president. In addition to this Atlantic Coast shell guide and A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Shells, he was author of What Shell Is This?, Nature Study at the Seashore, and nine other books in the field of natural history.

After Mr. Morris's death, Dr. William J. Clench, former Curator of Mollusks at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, acted as technical editor, checking the nomenclature and attending to the many details that would have fallen to Mr. Morris had he lived to see his book through publication.

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