Winston Frank Ponder, David R. Lindberg, Juliet Mary Ponder
October 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 1072 Pages - 250 Color & 993 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815361848 - CAT# K347045
The phylum Mollusca is the second largest group of animals and occur in virtually all habitats. Many non-marine molluscs are threatened with more recorded extinctions than all tetrapod vertebrates combined. This text will provide the first general account of molluscs in decades and will include hundreds of colour figures. General chapters bring together a diverse and extensive literature, while taxon chapters provide overviews of their evolution, phylogeny and classification as well as more specific and detailed coverage of their biology (reproduction, feeding and digestion, excretion, respiration etc.), their long fossil record, and their natural history. This will be volume 2.
Key selling features:
General introduction to molluscs. The Gastropoda – introduction and the lower groups. The Gastropoda – the Caenogastropoda. The Gastropoda – the Heterobranchia. Ecology, biology, human interactions and future research directions. Natural history (behaviour, ecology, etc.). Man and molluscs. Research on molluscs – history, present and future directions. Classification of molluscs. References. Index.