The Encyclopedia of Sharks

The Encyclopedia of Sharks

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Baker & Taylor
Explores the evolution, behavior, geographical range, reproduction, physiology and place in mythology of the long misunderstood shark.

Firefly Books Ltd

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.

Everything about sharks -- myths and legends, anatomy and physiology, reproduction, courtship and mating, food and hunting, senses and survival.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2002
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781552976388
Branch Call Number: 597.3 Parker 2002
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Jane 1951-


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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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