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Title Australian land snails / John Stanisic ... [and others] ; principal photography, Vince Railton ; additional photography, Des Beechey
Published Rivière des Anguilles, Mauritius : Bioculture Press for the Australian Museum, 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
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Description <1> volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents Vol. 1. A field guide to eastern Australian species
Summary "Land snails are perhaps among the most misunderstood of Australia's invertebrate fauna. To most people they have a largely unpleasant reputation earned through encounters with a reletively small number of introduced species that damagae crops, make the backyard vegetable patch their dinner table and spread a variety of diseases. This field guide attempts to set the record straight by introducing the reader to the vast diversity of native species living in ... Australia. In doing this it is hoped that the reader will come to appreciate the beauty and complexity of their shells and body form and their important role in the natural world. ... The guide is targeted at both professional and semi-professional malacologists as well as students, amateur natural historians and those involved in land management. But whether it is used as a manual for study or as an identification handbook, this field guide should be an inspriation to all those with an interest in the natural world."--Vol. 1 back cover
Notes "Queensland Museum, Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Snails -- Australia -- Classification.
Gastropoda -- Australia -- Identification.
Snails -- Ecology -- Australia.
Snails -- Australia -- Classification.
Snails -- Australia -- Identification.
Author Beechey, Des
Railton, Vince
Stanisic, John.
Australian Museum.
Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd
Queensland Museum.
ISBN 9789994932245 (Vol. 1)
Other Titles Field guide to eastern Australian species