Land Snails of the Land of Israel
Natural History

Author Joseph Heller
December 2009
ISBN: 9789546425102
360 pages, Illustrated
$175.00 Paper Original

Why is the Land of Israel unique in its wealth of land snails? How do these land snails cope with problems of drought, heat, predators, and finding mates? With what colors do they decorate their shells and for what selective reasons? Which enviornmental and biotic factors determine their distributions?

It is these, and other issues - such as the historic evolution of the land snail fauna, land snail conservation, and, as a slight detour, the fresh water snails of the Land of Israel - that the first section of this book addresses. It is extensively illustrated with 200 figures, of which 58 are in color.

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