September 18, 2013

Animal architects

Animal Architects: How Shellmakers Build Their Amazing Homes
by W. Wright Robinson

Mollusks such as snails, clams and mussels construct some of the most amazing homes in nature. Decorated with spikes, spines, and chambers, their shells are marvels of ingenuity. Filled with photos, this book will tell you how various mollusks make their shells.

Endlessly fascinating.

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