This richly illustrated book presents the diversity and natural history of sea snail groups. By integrating aspects of morphology, ecology, evolution and behaviour, it describes how each group copes with problems of defence, locomotion, nutrition, reproduction and embryonic development. First come general characteristics of the Mollusca, to which snails belong; and next, characteristics by which snails (Gastropoda) differ from other molluscs. Then a broad, panoramic view of all major sea snail groups, from the primitive to the more advanced, is presented, including both the more abundant and some remote ones of special interest. In detailing primitive sea snails, first limpets (Patellogastropoda) are described, followed by brush snails (Vetigastropoda: top-shells, turbans and allies) and nerites (Neritimorpha), a small group with remarkably high variation in shell colour and in habitats. In looking at advanced-snails (Caenogastropoda), it details the herbivorous grazers and filter-feeders and the many voracious predators, some which use venomous darts. The book also covers sea slugs (Opisthobranchia), which have shifted from mechanical to chemical defence; some are herbivores, some use their food to harness solar energy, others are predators that gain stinging cells and poisonous compounds from their food. In addition, readers will learn about aspects of sea snails in human culture, including use as sacred artefacts and objects of magic and money, as a source of the royal and sacred dyes of purple and blue and as holy ceremonial trumpets. The text, in which scientific terms are accompanied by parallel common ones, is accompanied by over 200 illustrations (mostly in colour). This comprehensive, insightful portrait of sea snails will appeal to marine biologists, zoology lecturers and students, biology teachers, field-school instructors, nature reserve wardens, amateur naturalists, as well as to lecturers and learners of human culture.
The Learn to Read series provides children ages 3-6 a vibrant Christian resource that teaches reading skills and vocabulary. This book, "Snails, Quails, and Whales" is filled with engaging full-color pictures of animals and simple, easy test that honors God the Creator, and introduces children to the animal kingdom to rhymes, to simple sentences, and builds their vocabularies.
Three Nails tells the story of a man whose life is shatter by the death of his son. Month by month, from August to June, we are taken on a journey of pain, healing and redemption. The effects of a tragic accident send a wave of change through a family, a marriage and a career. It's the story of a teacher whose daily interaction with colleagues and students act as a magnifying glass on his troubled soul. Just a dawn follows the darkness the return of a prodigal child brings healing in an unexpected way. James 1:12 assures us, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." Sometimes all of our hurts can be as simple as three nails.
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