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    Sticky: try Unios for freshwater and pinctada for...

    try Unios for freshwater and pinctada for saltwater. There are more genera for saltwater mollusks than pinctada, like the Pterias, but this should get you started!
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    Sticky: I never heard of anyone letting go their...

    I never heard of anyone letting go their copy....Maybe when the new edition comes out. This book is expensive, but you will never need another one to become an expert on pearls- or at least look up...
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    Sticky: Pearls by Elisabeth Strack has dichotomous keys....

    Pearls by Elisabeth Strack has dichotomous keys. Maybe get it from the GIA? Sometimes they have it, sometimes they don't.
    The natural history book is large with great photos. I forget the text, and...
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    Sticky: As Kevin pointed out on another thread, the order...

    As Kevin pointed out on another thread, the order form for "Pearls" given above is not secure, so don't put your visa card number into it. Call them direct as Kevin suggests, or pay through Paypal,...
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    Sticky: And here is a bibliography provided by Jeremy on...

    And here is a bibliography provided by Jeremy on another thread:
    http://www.wanfangdata.com.cn/qikan/periodical.Articles/zrzyxb/zrzy2004/0405/040507.htm

    If you look carefully, there is some...
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    Sticky: I am on a roll. Here is Peter Fankboners...

    I am on a roll. Here is Peter Fankboners bibliography:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~fankbone/r/abapubs.html
    Fankboner is the genius who cultured round abalone pearls-Zeide is the genius who has some of them!
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    Sticky: Here is a link to an extremely comprehensive...

    Here is a link to an extremely comprehensive bibliography; it has all the professional journal articles:
    http://research.amnh.org/invertzoo/malacology/research/pearls/bibliography.html
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    Sticky: I got a copy of the Pearl from Amazon for $3.98....

    I got a copy of the Pearl from Amazon for $3.98. Right now the cheapest price is $14.98. I can't stand to see you overpay-unless you got the original edition.
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    Sticky: Pearl Bibliography

    All the following books are available at huge discounts online and are also available in local libraries

    The Book of the Pearl by George Frederick Kunz and Charles Hugh Stevenson
    reprint by...
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