North American Freshwater Mussels by Wendell R. Haag

By Wendell R. Haag

This well-illustrated publication highlights freshwater mussels' superb variety, impressive array of usually weird and wonderful ecological variations and their dire conservation plight. Summarizing and synthesizing old and modern info in addition to unique learn and research, the ebook describes the various array of mussel existence historical past thoughts and builds a cohesive narrative culminating within the improvement of particular frameworks to provide an explanation for pervasive styles in mussel ecology. The interesting and colourful function of mussels in human society can also be defined intimately, together with the little-known pearl button of the early 1900s and the wild and infrequently violent shell harvest of the Nineteen Nineties. the ultimate bankruptcy information people' efforts to save lots of those attention-grabbing animals and offers a diagnosis for the way forward for the North American fauna. The e-book offers the 1st complete assessment of mussel ecology and conservation for scientists, normal source execs, scholars and average heritage enthusiasts.

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