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R. Tucker Abbott

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born
in Watertown, Massachusetts, The United States
September 28, 1919

died
November 03, 1995

gender
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Robert Tucker Abbott was an American conchologist and malacologist. He was the author of more than 30 books on malacology, which were translated into many languages.

Abbott was one of the most prominent conchologists of the 20th century. He brought conchology to the public with his works, including most notably: American Seashells, 1974, Seashells of the World, 1962, and The Kingdom of the Seashell, 1972. He was an active member of the American Malacological Union and Conchologists of America.

During World War II, Abbott was first a Navy bomber pilot, and later worked for the Medical Research Unit doing research on schistosomiasis. He documented the life cycle of the schistosome in the Oncomelania, a small brown freshwater snail, which he stu...more


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Seashells of North America:...
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Kingdom of the Seashell
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Sea Shells of the World
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Seashells, Shells of the se...
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Collectible Florida Shells
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A Compendium of Seashells
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Seashells Of Southeast Asia
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A Field Guide To Shells: At...
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American Nature Guide: Seas...
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