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A Chronological Taxonomy of Conus, 1758-1840
Alan J. Kohn / Hardcover / Published 1992
Our Price: $47.00 (Special Order); see review below
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Life History and Biogeography : Patterns in Conus (Oxford Biogeography, No 9)
Alan J. Kohn, Frank E. Perron / Hardcover / Published 1994
Our Price: $59.00 (Special Order) see review below

Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol. 1., Indopacific
D. Rockel, W. Korn and A. Kohn / Hardcover / Published 1995
ISBN 3-925919-09-0 see review below

The cone shells of Tayabas Bay (Neogastropoda: Toxoglossa)
Jaime J. Cabrera
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Dangerous cone shells
Shirley M. Slack-Smith
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Southeast Asian Conus : a seashells book
Chuan Fong Lim
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Cone Shells : A Synopsis of the Living Conidae
Jerry G. Walls / Published 1979
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The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells (Virtual Laboratory)
Hans Meinhardt / Hardcover, 204 pages / Published 1995
List: $49.95
Dimensions (in inches): 11.19 x 8.63 x .79 / Contains computer disk.
ISBN: 0387578420 see review below

Seashells Photo Post Cards (Latest addition)
R. Tucker Abbott / Paperback / Published 1990
List: $4.50 / Our Price: $3.60
Dimensions (in inches): 12.09 x 9.06 x .15
includes: Conus abbas; Conus marmoreus; Conus bengalensis and Conus aulicus
ISBN: 0486262839 ; see review below or Return to top.

Reviews and Commentary for A Chronological Taxonomy of Conus, 1758-1840

Booknews, Inc. , 06/01/93:
Conus--probably the largest genus of marine animals on earth is also one of the better understood (ecologically) benthic
reef- associated taxa, and correct nomenclature is of prime importance for research purposes. Much of the work presented
here was published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London between 1963 and 1988; updated, it
accompanies previously unpublished reports on new research. A chronological approach was taken to untangle the
nomenclature for species described between 1758 and 1840, during which time more than 700 species-group names were
introduced in Conus. Includes b&w photos and drawings for 556 species. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Table of Contents
Preface
Ch. 1. Conus and the Importance of Chronological Analysis
Ch. 2. Linnaeus, the Systema Naturae, and the First Described Species of Conus
Ch. 3. The Species of Conus Introduced by Solander, Linnaeus, Chemnitz, Born and Lightfoot between 1766 and 1786
Ch. 4. The Species of Conus Described by Gmelin and Blumenbach in 1791
Ch. 5. The Species of Conus Described by Hwass, Bruguiere and Olivi in 1792
Ch. 6. The Species of Conus Described by Salis Marschlins and Roding, 1793-1798
Ch. 7. The Species of Conus Described between 1801 and 1810
Ch. 8. The Species of Conus Described between 1811 and 1820
Ch. 9. The Species of Conus Described between 1821 and 1830
Ch. 10. The Species of Conus Described between 1831 and 1840
Ch. 11. Conclusion
Literature Cited
Index to Species-Group Names
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Reviews and Commentary for: Kohn, A.J. (1994) Life History and Biogeography. Patterns in Conus. ISBN 0-19-854080-9, 114 pages, 2 pp colour illustrations, halftones, line figures, tables, Clarendon Press, January 1994, Hardback, UK Pounds 37.50. Oxford Biogeography Series No. 9. Oxford Science Publications, Oxford University Press, UK. [Contents: Introduction; Reproductive biology of Conus; Collections and observations; Relationships among aspects of reproduction and life history; Relationships of development and biogeographic patterns; Conus development outside the Indo-Pacific region; Discussion, synthesis and conclusions; Index] Return to booklist.


Reviews and Commentary for : Rockel, D., Korn, W. and Kohn, A. (1995) Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol. 1., Indopacific ISBN 3-925919-09-0 518 pp., 84 colour plates, 170 figs. and maps, hardcover, size 24x32 cm. Verlag Christa Hemmen. DM 198.- Some 316 species and their subspecies and forms are covered in this volume by three world authorities on this family. With photographs of living animals, SEM photographs of radulae and protoconchs and information on biology this is really the most important work on this family. 518 p., 84 colour plates, hard cover AUD$190. This and other shell books are available from Patty Jansen at Capricornica Publications
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Reviews and Commentary for : The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells (Virtual Laboratory)
Synopsis: Mathematical models and advanced computer-generated images are used to explain and illustrate structural growth patterns of seashells in nature. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book conveys the intuitive appeal and the "touch of magic" that accompany the current research. A diskette, packaged with the book, contains the algorithms and simulations necessary to replicate the results. 150 illustrations.
Card catalog description : Trying to understand the growth and development of multicellular organisms has been one of the most intriguing subjects of research for centuries. More recently, with the help of mathematical models and computer simulations, scientists have discovered algorithmic patterns and models that seem to describe the dynamic processes in which organisms grow, reproduce, and respond to external factors. In this book, Hans Meinhardt uses seashells to explain and illustrate structure growth patterns in nature. The result is a fascinating, beautifully illustrated book that conveys the intuitive appeal and the "touch of magic" accompanying this research. A diskette, packaged with the book, contains the algorithms and simulations necessary to replicate the results.
Table of Contents
1. Shell patterns as dynamic systems
2. Pattern formation
3. Oscillations and travelling waves
4. Superposition of stable and periodic patterns
5. Meshwork of oblique lines and staggered dots
6. Branch initiation by global control
7. The big problem: two or more time-dependent patterns
8. Triangles
9. Parallel lines with tongues
10. Shell models in three dimensions
11. The computer program
References
Index
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Reviews and Commentary for: R.Tucker Abbott (1990) SeaShells: Photo Postcards : 24 full-Color Ready-to-Mail Cards ISBN 0-486-26283-9
Here's an inexpensive postcard collection that will instantly appeal to anyone who has ever walked an ocean beach and marveled at the infinite variety, detail and sheer beauty of seashells.
Comprised of some of the world's most beautiful shells, this collection of 24 full-color photographs includes the following cones: Conus abbas; Conus marmoreus; Conus bengalensis and Conus aulicus (the Princely Cone).

Also included are the beautiful Chambered Nautilus; the brilliantly colored, spine-bearing Pendant Murex; the brightly banded Colorful Queen Miter; the knobby-ribbed Lion's Paw Scallop; the Pacific Thorny Oyster, a beautiful spiny bivalve; the Venus Comb Murex, resembling the skeleton of a fish; the majestically shaped Vexillate Volute; and 13 others.

Each shell has been painstakingly photographed to capture its special beauty and distinguishing features. In addition, captions identify the shells and where they are found. R. Tucker Abbott, then Director of The Shell Museum and Educational Foundation in Florida, Has provided an informative Introduction and detailed notes.

Simply detach and mail these lovely coards to delight a friend or relative with a glimpse of timeless beauty from the sea.

Original (1990) co-publication of Dover and The Shell Museum and Educational Foundation. 24 full-color cards. Introduction. Captions. Notes. 16pp. 9 x 12. Paperbound. ISBN 0-486-26283-9 $4.50 in USA. Return to booklist



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