Marine Bivalve Molluscs is a comprehensive and thoroughlyupdated second edition of Bivalve Molluscs, covering allmajor aspects of this important class of invertebrates. As well asbeing an important class biologically and ecologically, many of thebivalves are fished and cultured commercially (e.g. mussels,oysters, scallops and clams) in a multi-billion dollar worldwideindustry.
Elizabeth Gosling has written a landmark book that will stand formany years as the standard work on the subject. Chapters inMarine Bivalve Molluscs cover morphology, ecology, feeding,reproduction, settlement and recruitment, growth, physiology,fisheries, aquaculture, genetics, diseases and parasites, andpublic health issues. A full understanding of many of these aspectsis vital for all those working in bivalve fisheries andculture.
An essential purchase for anyone concerned with this importantclass of animals, copies of Marine Bivalve Molluscs shouldbe on the shelves of biologists, ecologists, environmentalscientists, fisheries scientists and personnel within theaquaculture industry. Copies of the book should be available in alllibraries and research establishments where these subjects arestudied or taught.
Reviews of the First Edition
* An admirable achievement. a valuable addition to marinesciences libraries everywhere. The back cover of this book saysthat it is a landmark text that will stand for many years as thestandard work on this subject. I can only agree with thissentiment. Aquaculture
* A welcome addition to the literature and provides thereader with a comprehensive overview of biological andenvironmental factors that affect and control both naturalpopulations of marine bivalves and culture operations.Aquaculture International
* The author has done an admirable job in compiling a wealthof information into a readable text. Transactions of theAmerican Fisheries Society
* Will serve well as a description of much of both theexperimental biology and the aquaculture of bivalves. Journal ofExperimental Marine Biology and Ecology
* Provides excellent reviews of all major aspects.anextremely important reference for anyone engaged in bivalveresearch, fisheries management, and aquaculture. QuarterlyReview of Biology
* The book is very readable, in an easy style. It is wellillustrated and there is a wealth of data and statistics presented.Bulletin of The Malacological Society of London