The Encyclopedia of Sharks

The Encyclopedia of Sharks

Book - 2008
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Provides an overview of sharks, describing the different species of these marine predators and discussing their habitats, physical characteristics, and behavior, including how they swim, communicate, and catch their prey.

Firefly Books Ltd

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.

Everything about sharks -- comprehensive information on the important breeds, myths and legends, anatomy and physiology, reproduction, courtship and mating, food and hunting, senses and survival -- fully updated to reflect new research.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, c2008
Edition: New ed., completely rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781554074099
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm


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Aug 31, 2017

Someone reviewed another encyclopedia of sharks. This one is good. It is well organized, clearly written and well illustrated.

May 09, 2017

Great book. I know a lot of species of sharks, but there where some species I hadn't heard of before. This book even show their anatomy and how they behave! 5 out of 5 Stars! This is the kind of book I have been searching for.

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