Land snails and slugs are well adapted to live in almost any kind of environment, from high arctic tundra to tropical forests. In British Columbia, they can be found just about everywhere, and they are important components of the ecosystems they live in.
Robert Forsyth describes all 92 species of terrestrial molluscs in B.C., and discusses their natural history and distribution in the province. He also talks about reproduction, life hstory, diet, locomotion and shell structure (even slugs have shells). Colour photographs, drawings and diagnostic keys aid in identification.
Royal BC Museum Handbook.
About the Author
Robert Forsyth is a malacologist who has studied terrestrial molluscs in BC since 1990. He is a research associate with the Royal BC Museum and has published more than a dozen articles on molluscs. This is his first book.