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The Resource Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells, Helen Scales ; illustrations by Aaron John Gregory

Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells, Helen Scales ; illustrations by Aaron John Gregory

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Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells
Title
Spirals in time
Title remainder
the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells
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Helen Scales ; illustrations by Aaron John Gregory
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Secret life and curious afterlife of seashells
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eng
Summary
Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as a form of money, and as powerful symbols of sex and death, prestige and war. Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as a form of money, and as powerful symbols of sex and death, prestige and war. Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as a form of money, and as powerful symbols of sex and death, prestige and war
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Summary
Seashells, stretching from the deep past into the present day, are touchstones leading into fascinating realms of the natural world and cutting-edge science. Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most ancient animals on the planet. Their shells provide homes for other animals, and across the ages, people have used shells not only as trinkets but also as a form of money, and as powerful symbols of sex and death, prestige and war. The science and natural history of shells are woven into a compelling narrative, revealing their cultural importance and the ways they have been used by humans over the millennia
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10435562
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Nz
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Scales, Helen
Dewey number
594.1/477
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Gregory, Aaron John
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True
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Bloomsbury sigma
Series volume
book four
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  • Mollusks
  • Shells
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adult
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the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells
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Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells, Helen Scales ; illustrations by Aaron John Gregory
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn911071461
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911360
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(hardcover)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
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(OCoLC)911071461
Label
Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells, Helen Scales ; illustrations by Aaron John Gregory
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn911071461
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472911360
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)911071461

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