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The Encyclopedia of Sharks

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By: Steve Parker

224 pages, colour illus

A & C Black

Paperback | Sep 2008 | Edition: 2 | #174642 | ISBN-13: 9781408108376
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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.

'a vivid and detailed insight into the lives of these enigmatic animals...enlivened with anecdotes...a popular addition to a school or public library' Reference Reviews (2009)

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Steve Parker is an author, editor and consultant specialising inillustrated information books on the natural world, biology, technologyand general sciences. He has written for children, for nonspecialistadults and a semi-academic audience. Steve is a Senior ScientificFellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has worked on the staffat London's Natural History Museum, and at various publishers.

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