Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells

Helen Scales


Seashells, stretching from the deep prior into the current day, are touchstones prime into interesting nation-states of the flora and fauna and state-of-the-art technological know-how. contributors of the phylum Mollusca are one of the such a lot old animals in the world. Their shells supply houses for different animals; were used as a kind of cash; and feature been a resource of gem stones, meals, and new drugs.

After surviving a number of mass extinctions hundreds of thousands of years in the past, molluscs and their shells nonetheless face an onslaught of anthropogenic demanding situations, together with weather swap and corrosive oceans. yet instead of living on all that's misplaced, Helen Scales emphasizes that seashells provide an obtainable strategy to reconnect individuals with nature, supporting to bridge the space among ourselves and the dwelling international. SPIRALS IN TIME: the key lifestyles AND CURIOUS AFTERLIFE OF SEASHELLS exhibits why nature issues and divulges the hidden wonders so you might carry within the palm of your hand.

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