This is an essential book for anyone collecting shellls along the Texas coastline, or even throughout much of the Gulf Coast. It lists three hundred of the more common and better-known seashells found here, with two richly detailed color photographs of each. It's sure to make shell collecting more fun, and is a much-needed guide for identifying those shells. This book is authored by three individuals (professors, scholars and scientists), all with an interest in education and conservation. Those new to shell collecting can get started with the introductory chapters on building your collection, local laws and regulations protecting this resource, seashell clubs, adopting a "Sheller's Creed", and basic seashell taxonomy. A glossary is also included for technical terms not defined in the text.