|R. C. JOSHI AND L. S. SEBASTIAN (editors)
Global Advances in the Ecology and Management of Golden
600 pages, hardbound. 7.78 cm x 25.4 cm 1.6 kg.
Price: Developed countries US$102, Developing countries US$52.
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Here in one publication is all information so far known about
golden apple snails (GAS) and the rice systems and countries they
have afflicted. Around 600 pages of information are devoted to
these species that continue to expand their distribution. With
this complete publication, the knowledge vacuum on the ecology
and management of GAS will be filled.
Some 24 chapters cover various aspects of snail taxonomy (traditional
as well as molecular tools), impacts of GAS on aquatic ecosystems
and farmers' health, and pesticide abuse/misuse. GAS-invaded countries
have submitted their separate country reports.
Some chapters are dedicated to the utilization of GAS as food
and as a natural paddy weeder, with some information available
on the biorational approach in its management and control.
The publication ensures comprehensive reference on the topic,
written by experts around the world for the benefit of all researchers,
students, and various organizations and libraries who need information
on the subject.
O BAR-YOSEF (editor) 2005
Molluscs in former environments of human behaviour
Oxbow Books ISBN-10: 1-84217-120-8 Hardback. Price GB £40.00
Molluscs are the most common invertebrate remains found at archaeological
sites, but archaeomalacology (the study of molluscs in archaeological
contexts) is a relatively new archaeological discipline and the
field of zooarchaeology is seen by many as one mainly focused
on the remains of vertebrates. The papers in this volume hope
to redress this balance, bringing molluscan studies into mainstream
zooarchaeological and archaeological debate, and resulting in
a monograph with a truly international flavour.
An introduction to Archaeomalacology (Daniella E Bar-Yosef Mayer);
Land snails, artifacts, and faunal remains: understanding site
formation processes at prehistoric/protohistoric sites in southeastern
United States (Evan Peacock et al.);
Seasonal shell growth and oxygen isotopes (d18O) in
the variable Coquina clam, Donax variabilis Say, 1822 (Irvy
R Quitmyer et al.);
Pre-ceramic precolumbian shellfish consumption and shell tool
production: shell remains from Orient Bay, Saint Martin, Northern
Lesser Antilles (Nathalie Serrand and Dominique Bonnissent);
Shell middens in the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua: prehistoric
patterns of mollusc collection and consumption (Ermengol Gassiot
Marine mussels - wear is the evidence (Janice Light);
The exploitation of mollusks in the Late Pleistocene and Early
Holocene of Italy (Andre Colonese and Barbara Wilkens);
Shells at the Bronze Age settlement of Coppa Nevigata (Apulia
- Italy) (Claudia Minniti);
The evidence of Spondylus ornamental objects in the central
Mediterranean Sea. Two cases of study: Sicily and Malta (Salvatore
Chilardi et al.);
Shells from prehistoric sites of Northern Greece (Lilianne Karali);
To dye for: reconstructing Murex royal purple and biblical
blue (Deborah Ruscillo);
Marine and terrestrial mollusks from Neolithic Bronze age and
Hellenistic sites in the Almiros and Sourpi plains (Thessaly,
Greece) (Wietske Prummel);
Marine Shells from the early preceramic Neolithic of Cyprus at
Shillourokambos (9th-8th mill. cal. BC):
a mainly ornamental set with similarities to mainland PPNB (Nathalie
Serrand and J D Vigne);
Molluscan fauna from Late Bronze and Iron Age strata at Tell Abu
Hawam (Inbar Baruch et al.);
Shifts in epipalaeolithic marine shell exploitation at Wadi Mataha,
Southern Jordan (Joel Janetski);
The use of marine shells at Sumhuram, Oman (Barbara Wilkens);
Study of a shell midden in the Sultanate of Oman: the excavation
of Suwayh 1 (Chloe Martin);
Marine shell utilization by the chalcolithic cultures of the Western
Deccan region of India (Arali Deshpande-Mukherjee).
KAAS P, VAN BELLE R A, AND STRACK
Monograph of living chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora),
Volume 6 Family Schizochitonidae
ISBN 9004115781 Series abbreviation and number KAAS006. €195.00,
RAINES BK AND POPPE GT.
A Conchological Iconography part 12:
The family Pectinidae
402 pp, A4 loose leaf. 242 maps, 143 b+w and 320 colour plates.
Conch Books, Hackenheim, Germany.
ISBN 3-925919-78-3. €280.00.
Tentacle No. 15
Newsletter of the IUCN Species Survival Commission - Mollusc Specialist
Group is available free. Go to:
and click on 'tentacle'.
|VALDÉS Á, HAMANN J, BEHRENS
DW AND DUPONT A. 2006
Caribbean Sea Slugs
A field guide to the opisthobranch molluscs from the tropical northwestern
289 pp, colour and b+w photos.
SeaChallengers Natural History Books, Washington, USA. ISBN 0-9700574-2-3.
|S. PETER DANCE
A diversion for shell lovers
ISBN 0-9769567-0-5. 212 pp, Sani...@aol.com softcover $20,