With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.
Blair and Dawn Witherington have authored books on sea turtles, Florida beaches, and seashells, and have worked together on a variety of natural history publications. Blair is a research scientist with a master's degree in biology and a doctorate in zoology. Dawn is a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in scientific and educational depictions of nature. Pineapple Press also published their popular Florida's Living Beaches.