Natural History, Organization and Late Development of the Teredinidae or Ship-Worms

By Sigerfoos, Charles P.

SKU# 17874

$ 35.00

Pp. 191-231; 15 full page plates (fine photogravures and line-drawings).  Later green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, sm 4to.  Bulletin of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries for 1907, Document no. 69.  This work describes the entire natural history of shipworms.  This monograph builds on many studies of shipworms in the 19th and 18th centuries.  During those centuries, all ship hulls and many dykes, like those in Holland, were made of wood.  This is an interesting historical review of a pest that causes much economic damage in the past.  No ownership marks.

Publisher U.S. Bureau of Fisheries
Publisher Place Washington
Date Published 1907
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine (as new) copy.
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