The Encyclopedia of Sharks

The Encyclopedia of Sharks

by Steve Parker
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The Encyclopedia of Sharks by Steve Parker

You have just got to love a colorful, large-format encyclopedia on sharks, and this is one of the best.
—American Reference Books Annual

An up-to-date encyclopedia of the world's most ancient predators.

The Encyclopedia of Sharks is a richly illustrated and fact-filled reference on all the world's species of sharks. The author debunks the fearful myths and fierce legends, providing straightforward facts and the latest research on sharks. More than 200 striking photographs show sharks in their natural habitats. Detailed drawings illustrate the anatomical features unique to sharks, such as their fearsome but short-lived teeth.

The book includes authoritative and updated information on:

  • Evolution and design of the shark
  • Classifications and orders
  • Understanding the shark
  • The life of the shark — how it feeds, breeds and migrates
  • Shark "supersense" — how it survives in the aquatic environment
  • The need for protection and conservation — how sharks are now endangered by over fishing and "finning."

Also included is a 50-page comprehensive, all-color section featuring and explaining the world's most important breeds.

Through its lively text, spectacular photography, and charts, maps and illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Sharks will encourage an understanding of these complex creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554074099
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 09/26/2008
Edition description: New edition, revised and updated
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 558,055
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steve Parker worked at London's Natural History Museum and is the author of more than 100 books.

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Encyclopedia of Sharks 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rented this book from the city library, and I was satisfied with the information it contains. It has basically everything you need to know about sharks. Also includes many photos of different species of sharks and illustrations of their body systems. Great for anyone!
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JNerge More than 1 year ago
I was shocked at how many errors, grammatical and otherwise, I found in this book when it claims to be an encyclopedia. It appears as though the editors of the book knew nothing about sharks and as such did not catch the errors in fact and image inherent in this book. As an amateur shark expert, I am upset by the amount of speculation presented in this book as fact, and many of the images are mislabeled. I can clearly tell that the picture the book claims is a tiger shark is actually a blue shark in multiple occurrences. Also, many of the images are obviously either digitally created or enhanced or fake sharks, which is just plain unprofessional. While I have to admit that this book would not lead the reader to believe things about sharks that are wholly untrue or damaging to the relationship between human and shark, I am appalled at the amount of inaccurate or misleading information presented that anyone who knows anything about sharks would be very quick to doubt. I highly recommend avoiding this book and instead purchasing a different, more credible and complete shark book.