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Volume 54

Volume 54    BOOK NEWS

Paul CHAMBERS 2008

Channel Island Marine Molluscs.
An illustrated guide to the seashells of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.

Charonia Publ.

ISBN 978-0-9560655-0-6. 322 pages, nearly 500 b+w illustrations of 481 marine molluscs.

Russell H. JENSEN & Timothy A. PIERCE 2009

Marine Mollusks of Bermuda.
Checklist and Bibliography

ISBN 978-0-615-28786-7. 473+x pages, 16 colour plates.

Delaware Museum of Natural History

An annotated checklist of ca 1000 species, several not previously recorded from Bermuda., and 1200 references.


Land snails and slugs of Russia and adjacent countries

ISBN 978-954-642-474-7. 312pp, 142 plates.

Sofia/Moscow (Pensoft).

The first account of the terrestrial malacofauna for 50 years, covering 781 species and subspecies, almost all illustrated in colour.

Tentacle 18

The largest ever issue of Tentacle, the newsletter of IUCN - Species Survival Commission - Mollusc Specialist Group, edited by Robert Cowie, is now available at:

Click on the ‘Tentacle’ button and then ‘online issues’, then ‘Tentacle 18’. Paper copies are no longer sent out. Issue 19 will appear in January 2011: to send contributions, follow guidelines in the latest issue.

Richard E PETIT 2009

George Brettingham Sowerby I, II, III:
their conchologial publications and molluscan taxa

Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-86977-403-5. (also as a PDF file from

Edgar Allen POE 1840

The Conchologist’s First Book

2nd Edition. Available free on line from Google Books. Of historical interest. Thomas Eichhorst gives an account of this work in American Conchologist 37(4), 19-21 (December 2009).