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The Shark-Watcher's Handbook: A Guide to Sharks and Where to See Them
     

The Shark-Watcher's Handbook: A Guide to Sharks and Where to See Them

by Mark Carwardine, Ken Watterson
 

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"Every diver should have a copy of this book. It's the most comprehensive and best-researched guide to diving and snorkeling with sharks—providing everything you need to know in order to experience some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking underwater encounters anywhere in the world."—Graeme Gourlay, Editor in Chief, Dive

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"Every diver should have a copy of this book. It's the most comprehensive and best-researched guide to diving and snorkeling with sharks—providing everything you need to know in order to experience some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking underwater encounters anywhere in the world."—Graeme Gourlay, Editor in Chief, Dive

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Publishers Weekly
Following 2001's Summer of the Shark, when reports of attacks up and down the Eastern seaboard seemed weirdly frequent, this slim volume, a kind of Audubon guide to the deep, comes to clear the water. Zoologist Carwardine and research scientist Watterson compile a bevy of maps, drawings and information-rich essays in a single package for the shark-curious. (Or the shark-serious: to identify a silvertip shark, one presumably must swim quite near him.) Part reference book and part travel guide, the writing at times borders on the dryly academic, with sections devoted to topics such as "Origins and ancestors," and "Shark repellents and protection." The images are generally good, a combination of crisp underwater photography and well-rendered illustrations. A world directory of prime shark-watching locations takes up much of the rest of the page-count. For those so fascinated by the thought of the deep-sea killers that they actually want to confront one, this book will take them far towards achieving that goal. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691096377
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Graeme Gourlay
Every diver should have a copy of this book. It's the most comprehensive and best-researched guide to diving and snorkeling with sharks—providing everything you need to know in order to experience some of the most awe-inspiring and breathtaking underwater encounters anywhere in the world.
Graeme Gourlay, Editor in Chief, "Dive"

Meet the Author

Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, writer, photographer, and broadcaster. He is the author of "Last Chance to See" and "The Guinness Book of Animal Records". Ken Watterson is a research scientist and Churchill Fellow, and founder of the Basking Shark Society.

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