New Monograph!

Paul Valentich Scott pvscott at SBNATURE2.ORG
Thu Nov 16 10:34:39 CST 2000

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce the
publication of a new monograph entitled

Bivalve Seashells of Western North America
Marine Bivalve Mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California


Eugene V. Coan
Paul Valentich Scott
and Frank R. Bernard

Full information is available at:

        The Bivalve Seashells of Western North America is the most
comprehensive book ever written on Pacific Ocean bivalves.

        The culmination of an eleven year study, it treats all bivalve
mollusks living from northern Baja California, Mexico to Arctic Alaska. A
total of 472 species are described and illustrated with detailed photographs
and drawings. All habitats in the region are included from the intertidal
splash zone to the abyssal depths of the ocean basins.

The book has over 4,800 complete bibliographic references to the bivalves
including citations on the biology, physiology, ecology, and taxonomy of
this commercially and biologically important group. Illustrated character
tables and dichotomous keys assist the reader in identification. Also
included in the 764 page text is an illustrated key to the superfamilies of
the region, and a complete glossary.

        This is a "must have" publication for libraries, malacologists,
archeologists, evolutionary biologists, shellfishery and environmental
scientists, and interested amateurs.

For further information contact:
Paul Valentich Scott
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA
Phone 805-682-4711, ext 319 * fax 805-569-3170 * email pvscott at
<mailto:pvscott at>

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