Jewels from the Ocean

by Budd Titlow

Seashells: Jewels from the Ocean (Voyageur Press)

Voyageur Press (2007). 112pp. with index. 8.75 x 10.25 inches. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-0-7603-2593-3.

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About the Book

No trip to the beach is complete without spending some time hunting for seashell treasures. In Seashells: Jewels from the Ocean, biologist and photographer Budd Titlow celebrates the artistic beauty and mystery behind these natural wonders that have inspired artists, architects, and ancient civilizations alike.

With close-up photography highlighting the shapes, colors, and patterns of these artistic gems, this book also details the mollusks that inhabit different seashells — from the more common bivalves (including clams, mussels, and oysters) and univalves (everything from conchs to snails) to the intriguing cephalopods (octopus and squid). Titlow explains the interesting features of all these mollusks and their preferred habitats, diets, and reproduction patterns — as well as how they perfectly form such unique shells. Titlow also offers advice to novice beachcombers on the best places to find the most stunning shells, as well as how to preserve their prized collections.

This book is full of zoological and practical seashell information. When coupled with Titlow's brilliant photography, both amateurs and expert seashell lovers will treasure Seashells: Jewels from the Ocean forever.

About the Author

A professional wetland scientist and wildlife biologist, Budd Titlow has operated Naturegraphs, a freelance photography and writing business, for more than thirty years. During that time, he has published approximately 100 magazine articles and 3,000 photographs.

For details on Budd's photography and writing, please visit his website.

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