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Encyclopaedia of Mollusca (In 3 Volumes)

Rajiv Tyagi (Author) Arvind N Shukla (Author)
Synopsis Members of the phylum Mollusca are among the most conspicuous invertebrates and include such familiar forms as clams, oysters, squids, octopods and snails. During the last 18th and 19th centuries, when natural history occupied the time of many well to do gentlemen, shell collections, often containing species gathered from various parts of the world, have contributed considerably to our knowledge of the phylum. In abundance of species, molluscs comprise the largest invertebrate phylum aside from the Arthropoda. Over 1, 00,000 living species have been described. In addition, some 35,000 fossils species are known.The Term Mollusca (L mollis=soft) mean soft bodied and for the first time coined by Aristotle in his famous Historian Animalium to describe various kind of cephalopods and gastropods. The term Mollusca was used by Jonston (1650) to include cephalopods and barnacles.Phylum Mollusca is divided directly into five classes- Amophineura, Gastropoda, Scaphopoda, Lamellibranchia and Cephalopoda, by passenger (1892) has remained standard ever since.This encyclopaedic work in three volumes is designed to present entire vital information on Mollusca. Profusely illustrated in the light of latest researches, this work is a dependable reference work for students and researchers in the discipline.
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About the authors

Rajiv Tyagi

Rajiv Tyagi obtained M.Sc. (Zoology) from Meerut University (presently Chaudhary Charan Singh University) Meerut with Ist division. He studies Entomology as a special paper. He is an active and talented researcher. His field of interest is Endocrinology. He was awarded Ph.D in the field of interest in Endocrinology. He was awarded Ph.D in the field of Reproductive Physiology. He had been teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in the capacity of permanent lecturer in the Department of Zoology, M.M. College, Modi Nagar. Dr. Tyagi is a seasoned teacher, and participated in many national and international conferences. He is an active member and fellow of many societies and associations. He has edited many books.

Arvind N Shukla

Dr. Arvind N. Shukla (b. 1970) obtained his M. Sc. (Zoology) from A.P.S. University, Rewa and was awarded Ph.D. from Vikram University, Ujjain. Recipient of many awards, Dr. Shukla has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has participated in many national and international conferences. A seasoned teacher, currently he is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Zoology, Govt. Vikram College, Khachraud, Dist. Ujjain (M.P.).

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Title Encyclopaedia of Mollusca (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8126110422, 9788126110421
length x+232p., x+349p., x+495p., Figures; Tables; 22cm.