With the exception of a few taxonomic groups, books for the general public about the fauna and flora of French Guiana are very few despite the riches of the natural heritage.

The book “Coquillages et escargots de Guyane” therefore fills a major gap from this point of view. It has been long awaited by naturalists and fully lives up to expectations. The wealth of content, high quality images and care taken in producing the work make it a fine object. To such an extent that the reader may even be reluctant to take it out in the field for fear of damaging it.