The Encyclopedia of Sharks
By (author) Steve Parker
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Encyclopedia of Sharks by Steve Parker
Book DescriptionYou 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781554074099
(277mm x 213mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Firefly Books
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Steve Parker
Steve Parker worked at London's Natural History Museum and is the author of more than 100 books.
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