When packing your bags for your next beach trip, consider including Seashells of North Carolina, $12. Written by Hugh J. Porter and Lynn Houser, this popular reference guide is for anyone who wants to identify shells found on the North Carolina coast. It includes color and black-and-white photographs, along with descriptions of 261 shells.

To order your copy or one as a gift, print and complete this order form and enclose it along with your check payable to NC Sea Grant. Mail to: NC Sea Grant, NC State University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605. For credit card orders, you can purchase the book through John F. Blair, Publisher or check with your local bookstore. Booksellers should purchase the book through John F. Blair, Publisher, as well.

This article was published in the Summer 2011 issue of Coastwatch.

For contact information and reprint requests, visit ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/coastwatch/contact/.