The Pearl Oyster
Paul C. Southgate; John S. Lucas
Elsevier Science (2008)
In Collection
Mother of pearl, Pearl
Hardcover 9780444529763
Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; and how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields.

Product Details
LoC Classification QL430.7.P77 .P42 2008
Dewey 639.412
No. of Pages 574
Height x Width 243 x 200  mm
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Purchase Price 62.00 CHF
Purchase Date novembre 2019
Condition First hand
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