Handbook of Unionid Mussels in Kansas (Classic Reprint)

Handbook of Unionid Mussels in Kansas (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Handbook of Unionid Mussels in Kansas The manufacture of buttons from the shells of fresh-water mussels began about 1891. In 1912 the income from this industry amounted to approximately yearly. With the advent of plastics, the shell industry declined sharply; today, fresh-water mussel shells are used primarily for novelty work, such as charm bracelets, hat pins, belt buckles, and fancy buttons. In 1912, approximately tons of shells were removed from the Neosho River in Kansas; this amounted to 17 per cent of the pearly products for the United States in that year. In the year 1960 in Kansas there was no commercial harvesting of unionid shells. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 272g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 113 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024310068X
  • 9780243100682