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Shark

Shark

by Mark Carwardine
     
 

A richly illustrated reference.

Sharks are awe-inspiring, beautiful, mysterious and frightening. However perceived, they never fail to excite and impress. They predate the dinosaurs and have ruled the seas for 400 million years.

Shark presents the facts and explores the fallacies about these nearly perfectly adapted fish, from their prehistoric

Overview

A richly illustrated reference.

Sharks are awe-inspiring, beautiful, mysterious and frightening. However perceived, they never fail to excite and impress. They predate the dinosaurs and have ruled the seas for 400 million years.

Shark presents the facts and explores the fallacies about these nearly perfectly adapted fish, from their prehistoric beginning to their struggle for survival today.

The book covers:

  • Their origins and ancestors
  • Diversity of the species
  • Shark behavior and physiology
  • Research projects
  • Face-to-face encounters
  • Conservation efforts.

A detailed chapter on shark attacks explains where, when and why attacks occur. The book also describes the different types of attacks -- hit-and-run, bump-and-bite and sneak attacks -- and provides useful tips for not becoming a statistic.

Engagingly written and illustrated with stunning photographs, Shark combines the latest scientific findings and celebrates the mystery and diversity of a remarkable species.

Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail
Generously loaded with color photos and scads of information about the habits, character and sadly precarious future of these magnificent creatures.
Booklist - Nancy Bent
A nice introductory work... good choice for a general collection.
Wildlife Activist
Comprehensive... an authoritative popular book for naturalist, natural history buffs, and families.
E-Streams - Lynn C. Westney
Stunning photography enhances the narration... highly recommended... It is interesting, highly readable, chock full of facts, and provides answers about shark behavior.
Resource Links - Joan Marshall
The stunning color photographs in Shark extend the text well and invite the reader to linger. The book is very well designed.
Toronto Sun
Bites into the facts and puts to rest some of the myths surrounding these fascinating creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552979488
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
07/03/2004
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, writer, photographer and radio broadcaster. He is the author of forty books including The Shark Watcher's Handbook and The Guinness Book of Animal Records.

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