Howard W. Melton, J.D., Ph.D., is a practicing attorney focusing on corporate and business representation. He is a former university professor and business owner, is active in Chicago civic affairs, is author of a number of books that include accounting and legal topics as well as collectibles, and is an expert on topics covered in this book. Michael A. Mont, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in New York City, was previously the Chairman of Orthopaedics at the Cleveland Clinic, and writes extensively on medical topics. His lifelong passion has been seashells and the preservation of our marine environment with much involvement as the Founder and President of the Molluscan Science Foundation.

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