15 March 2006

2,400 Years of Malacology

2,400 Years of Malacology, by Coan, Kabat and Petit, is a "comprehensive catalog of biographical and bibliographical publications for over 7,000 malacologists, conchologists, paleontologists, and others with an interest in mollusks, from Aristotle to the present." The 3rd edition of this free electronic publication is available here.

The long introduction provides many links to sites with biographical information about malacologists. In addition, the 3 appendices provide citations to "(1) publications on oceanographic expeditions that resulted in the collection and description of mollusks; (2) histories of malacological institutions and organizations; and (3) histories and dates of publication of malacological journals and journals that are frequently cited in malacological publications."

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