JEWELS FROM THE OCEAN DEEP by Murray Hoyt

JEWELS FROM THE OCEAN DEEP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An enthusiast, Murray Hoyt intends to lead the shell collector by the hand through progressive stages of collecting. He sets out by describing the animals which inhabit the shells, describes the naming process, something of the history of collecting for economic purposes (Tyrian purple comes from the murex mollusk), advises on shallow-and-deep water procedures, processing finds, cataloguing and housing a collection. He also lists shells from the common Angel Wing to the rare Glory-of-the-Sea. Touted as ""an authoritative, lavishly illustrated handbook"" (the publisher), this is textwise at best an a-scientific ramble; to suit the more acceptant amateur only; the price is attractive, however.

Publisher: Putnam