By: Alessandro de Maddalena and Walter Heim
214 pages, 100 b/w photos
This complete guide to great white shark specimens preserved in the museums and aquariums of the United States catalogs 160 great white shark items in 26 institutions. The preserved material includes whole specimens as well as parts of specimens (jaws, teeth, vertebrae, etc.) Each entry details the methods of preserving or preparing the specimen (freezing, drying, taxidermying or skin-mounting, embalming, fixating followed by permanent storage in aqueous solutions of ethyl or isopropyl alcohols), and creating a model of the shark cast from a mold of the original specimen.
The book also includes a general introduction describing the biology, ethology and ecology of the great white shark and more detailed accounts of the various preservation methods.
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