Marine Shells of Goa

A Guide to Identification

Authors: Sonak, Sangeeta M.

  • Includes color photographs, maps and info text of each species to facilitate quick identification
  • Popular appeal, interesting to non-technical conchologists of the world
  • Brief description of beaches of Goa as well as some special ecosystems of Goa with pictures will help familiarize malacologists and conchologists of the world to shell collection in Goa and to shells of Goa
  • Contains special section on shell craft and art of Goa (with photographs), quotes and idioms on shells and the importance and uses of shells
  • With commentary on mollusks, classification of mollusks, shell formation, shell collection, shell identification, shell habitats, recommended regulations for shell collection
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About this book

This book offers a unique introduction to the study of shells and molluscs for all those who take pleasure in shells, the treasure of the sea. However, unlike other shell albums, compendiums or guides, the central focus of this book is on shells and not molluscs. Therefore, in addition to the classification and identification of shells, the book also addresses aspects including the shell art and shell craft of Goa, the importance of shells, and literary works related to shells and their writers. The book also describes various shell habitats of Goa.

The primary objective of this book is to introduce readers to the concept of shell heritage and to spark curiosity and scientific interest, not just among conchologists but also local and visiting beachgoers. Accordingly, it primarily uses straightforward, non-technical language. The book will also appeal to those readers without any previous knowledge of the subject, helping them to understand and appreciate the shells that they collect from the seashores of Goa.

About the authors

Dr Sangeeta Sonak is a marine biologist. Currently she is the Director of a non-governmental research organization, Centre for Environment and Natural Resource management, which aims at promoting activities relating to protection of environment. She has more than 20 years of research experience of guiding research teams and co-ordinating research projects from various highly reputed national and international organizations. She has been awarded prestigious international fellowships such as Fulbright Scholarship under Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program (FNELP) at Virginia Tech Institute, U.S.A., United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) alumni award, JSPS Fellowship for Senior Scientist by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Erasmus Mundus Fellowship for Visiting Faculty to teach and conduct research at three European Universities by the European Commission. She has been awarded Shakti Prerana Puraskar by Vidnyan Parishad, India in March 2014 in recognition of ongoing commitment and dedicated service to environmental sciences, for innovative research at the frontiers of environmental science and for exceptional potential to shape the future through intellectual and inspired leadership. She has edited a special issue of an Elsevier Journal ‘Journal of Environmental Management’, authored four books, has research publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Currently she is dedicated to work on coastal ecosystems under a project titled ‘Seas and shores around us’.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Molluscs and Their Shells

    Sonak, Sangeeta M.

    Pages 1-23

  • Shell Habitats of Goa

    Sonak, Sangeeta M.

    Pages 25-52

  • Cataloguing of Shells

    Sonak, Sangeeta M.

    Pages 53-183

  • Shell Art and Shell Craft of Goa

    Sonak, Sangeeta M.

    Pages 185-217

  • Some Interesting Known and Unknown Facts About Shells

    Sonak, Sangeeta M.

    Pages 219-239

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55099-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55097-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Shells of Goa
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Identification
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55099-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55099-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55097-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 181 illustrations in colour
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