Finally I finished my book. Finally. I gave it to my children to read. "The best shell book of your lives?", I eagerly enquired on the day they turned the last page. This question they sidestepped with the ease of born diplomats, instead subjecting me to a Hurricane of Questions:

"What's a Dead Shell? What's a Live Shell? I've read this whole book, and I do not understand one single thing about dead or live shells."

"What's the Inside and the Outside? Inside and Outside what?"

"What's a Cut? What's a Bight? Why don't you have a Map?"

"Who's Celine? I hate Celine. Can her. Get rid of Celine. This book is about Shells, Mummy - Shells, not Celine."

"What's this Uncle Tom's Cabin stuff Mummy? We live in the modern age - no Uncle Tom slaves here. That kind of talk is insulting to your readers."

"Why did you write this book Mummy? You don't even tell us the reason you wrote it."

 

LINKS TO OTHER SHELL SITES
THE CONCHOLOGISTS OF AMERICA
The website for the Conchologists of America. A "must belong to" organization for collectors, dealers and academia. The organization is worldwide in scope and holds a yearly convention.
VITA MARINA - SPIRULA
  One of the top conchological publications, Vita Marina has one of the most informative websites for collectors and malacologists. The site has THE most up to date directory of conchologists, collectors, shell dealers and malacologists in the world. With it's interactive registration the directory is almost "realtime."
GUIDO POPPE'S - CONCHOLOGY
  Cyberconchology at its best. This site is a great reference for the experienced as well as the neophyte conchologist. Hundreds of photos of marine, freshwater and land shells as well as a great reference for the 50,000+ specimen nomenclature listing.
WORLDWIDE SPECIMEN SHELLS
  Cyberdealer Rich Goldberg has his available shells listed and with reference photos of the most unique specimens
ALGOA BAY SPECIMEN SHELLS
  The best dealer for South African Shells as well as worldwide. Brian Hayes publishes quarterly lists on his website and also has a "What's New" section highlighting recent acquisitions of uncommon to rare shells.
MOLLIA
  Hosted by UC Berkeley, this site is for logistic information about malacology - a resource for information on periodicals, meetings, and primary data (published or unpublished), available by the internet.
MOLLUSCS NET
 

Created by and managed by Bret Raines, this site is FOR the shell collector - a resource for dealer lists, internet shell auctions, shell links, a MOLLUSCS forum, collector wants/trades postings etc

ASTRONAUT TRAIL SHELL CLUB
  Founded in 1966 the ATSC brings together those who have a special interest in marine-land-freshwater-fossil shells...amateur, professional or artistic.

 

 

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