Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells [Audiobook] download free by Helen Scales

Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells Audiobook download free by Helen Scales
  • Listen audiobook: Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells
  • Author: Helen Scales
  • Release date: 2016/7/12
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9781472911384
  • Rating: 8.83 of 10
  • Votes: 840
  • Review by: Giovanni Hughes
  • Review rating: 8.34 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/15
  • Duration: 3H52M21S in 256 kbps (60.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-12
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, MP3, FLAC, MOD, WMA, ATRAC, WAV (compression ZIP, TAR.BZ2, TAR.Z, RAR, DMG)
  • Total pages original book: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 19M21S (5.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A rewarding glimpse of another world' THE GUARDIANSeashells are the sculpted homes of a remarkable group of animals: the molluscs. These are some of the most ancient and successful animals on the planet, and they have fascinating tales to tell. Spirals in Time charts the course of shells through history, from the first jewelry and the oldest currencies through to their use as potent symbols of sex and death, prestige and war, not to mention a nutritious (and tasty) source of food. In this book, Helen Scales leads us on a journey into the realm of these undersea marvels. She goes in search of everything from snails that 'fly' underwater to octopuses accused of stealing shells and giant mussels with golden beards.Shells are also bellwethers of our impact on the natural world. The effects of overfishing and pollution are, of course, serious concerns, but perhaps more worrying is ocean acidification, which causes shells to simply melt away. Spirals in Time urges you to ponder how seashells can reconnect us with nature, and heal the rift between ourselves and the living world.One of the books of the year - Nature, Guardian, The Economist, The Times
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Wildlife: Aquatic Creatures, Popular Science, Sea Life & The Seashore, Marine Biology, Zoology & Animal Sciences
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.07 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x22.86mm
  • Weight: 263g
  • Printed by: Bloomsbury Sigma
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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