San Diego Natural History Museum--Your Nature ConnectionSDNHM Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias - Marine Invertebrates

BRCC
Marine Invertebrates

FAQ's
Resources
Staff

Ocean Oasis Field Guide

Online BOOKSTORE

Many of these books are available from our Museum store or from Amazon.com. Selecting a link to Amazon.com will open a new browser window. When you are finished browsing or buying from Amazon, close the new window to return to this website.

Recommended Books: Seashells

Books for kids

Abbott, R. Tucker
Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification
Golden Books (1969) Paperback -- 280 pages
Profusely illustrated.
Available from Amazon.com


For beginning collectors

Abbott, R. Tucker
Seashells of North America: A Guide to Field Identification
Golden Books (1969) Paperback -- 280 pages
Profusely illustrated.
Available from Amazon.com

Ricketts, Edward F. & Jack Calvin
Between Pacific Tides
Stanford University Press (1992) Paperback
Available from Amazon.com

Rehder, Harald A.
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells
Alfred A. Knopf (1981) Hardcover - 894 pages
Amazon synopsis: The essential book for beachcombers and divers, this guide explores more than 705 seashells, living mollusks, abalone, periwinkles, conchs, limpets, oysters, clams, mussels, and cockles found on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of North America and the West Indies. The photographs are arranged by shape and color, making identification quick and easy.
Available from Amazon.com

Morris, Percy A.
A Field Guide to Shells of the Pacific Coast and Hawaii
Houghton Mifflin Co. (1974)
Out of Print


For amateurs and serious amateurs

McLean, James H.
Marine Shells of Southern California (Science Series 24)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (1978) 104 pages
Out of Print

Coan, Eugene V., Paul Valentich Scott, and Frank R. Bernard
Bivalve Seashells of Western North America: Marine Bivalve Mollusks from Arctic Alaska to Baja California

Morris, Robert H., Donald P. Abbott & Eugene C. Haderlie
Intertidal Invertebrates of California
Stanford University Press (1980) Hardcover -- 690 pages
900 color photos. Covers all groups of invertebrates and is organized systematically. Large reference section.
Available from Amazon.com

Keen, A. Myra
Sea Shells of Tropical West America
Stanford University Press (1971) Hardcover - 1064 pages 2nd edition
For serious amateurs & professionals studying the Panamic Province.
Available from Amazon.com

Abbott, R. Tucker
American Seashells
Van Nostrand Reinhold (1974) -- 663 pages
The most complete on American mollusks. It also covers the Caribbean and Mexico.
Out of Print


If you would like to find more books on this or any subject, try this search engine. A portion of the proceeds of books purchased from Amazon.com will benefit the Museum. Please bookmark our site before you go so that you can return easily.

Search for Books or Music
at Amazon.com
Keywords...