This is a fantastic book that fills
an important gap in this area. Dr. Simone's extensive research
took over 10 years to gather information and images from museums
all over the world. Most of the pictures are of type specimens,
so that you can compare your shells with the exact specimens used
for the original description. Each species includes distribution,
size, and bibliographic information. Thousands of bibliographic
references are listed also.
|Land and Fresh Water Molluscs of Brazil
This work will certainly help to put the right name on shells
misidentified until now (even by us!), not only land shells but
fresh water as well.
Several images of live animals
are included - many provided by Femorale.
Prof. Dr. Luiz Ricardo L. Simone
was born in São Paulo in 1961. He started collecting shells
in the late 60s and graduated with a doctorate in medicine in
1985. But his passion for shells caused him to switch to biology
where he obtained an additional doctorate degree in 1992. Since
2003, he is the curator of the malacology section of the Zoological
Museum of São Paulo University. He is a great asset for
collectors in Brazil because he still appreciates our hobby and
accepts our input for the greater good of science.
Hard cover, 390 pages, full color,
size 22 cm x 29 cm (8.6 x 11.4 inches)
Price US$ 118.00 postage