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Spirals in time the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells

Author: Helen Scales
Publisher: London Bloomsbury Sigma 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology s 2016 General Biology Book Prize, Spirals in Time is a biological and cultural biography of the seashell--ubiquitous yet mystical."

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Scales
ISBN: 9781472911360 1472911369
OCLC Number: 1028503089
Language Note: Engelsk tekst
Notes: Har bibliografi, ordliste, register
Description: 304 s. illustrations
Contents: 1. Meet the shell-makers2. How to build a shell3. Sex, death and gems4. Shell food5. A mollusc called home6. Spinning shell stories7. Flight of the argonauts8. Treasure hunting9. Bright ideas10. The sea butterfly effect
Responsibility: Helen Scales.

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