The Encyclopedia of Sharks

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Firefly Books, 2002 - Nature - 192 pages
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Here are the actual facts that dispel the myths and legends surrounding the feared and misunderstood shark. Generous color photographs plus maps and illustrations document every aspect of these beautiful animals, how they evolved, the mythology and misconceptions that surround them, and the threat posed by humans.

The dynamic and authoritative text includes information on:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Reproduction, courtship, and mating
  • How they hunt and what they eat
  • Migration routes
  • Their extraordinary senses and skills
  • Shark conservation efforts.

Chapters such as Shark Success, Ecology and Biology, Design for Living and Design for Killing fascinate and encourage readers to learn more about these complex creatures.

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The encyclopedia of sharks

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This reference, which provides comprehensive information on sharks and their relatives, should help readers gain a much better appreciation of this special group of ancient fishes, probably the most ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandy Shark - Goodreads

Very good, very comprehensive book on sharks. There are a lot of pictures and charts, and all the description is in terms that anyone could understand. I recommend it for anyone who has been interested and learning about sharks their whole lives, or someone who is just getting started. Read full review


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Ecology and Biology 30
Design for Living 88

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About the author (2002)

Steve Parker worked at the Natural History Museum in London, England, before becoming an author of more than 100 books. He regularly appears on radio and television.

Jane Parker worked at the Zoological Society of London and then became involved in medical research and genetic engineering. She has written books on subjects ranging from insects to ancient Egypt.

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