Shark fans will quickly become shark experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book. Do you know all there is to know about sharks? They're all giant, cold-blooded creatures that enjoy eating humans, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're wrong. But don't worry, even the experts can't be right all the time. So, let's uncover the truth. From terrifying teeth to brilliant brain power, discover how everything you think you know about sharks is actually untrue in this in-depth, ingenious book. With fascinating, friendly and easy-to-understand text written by zoologist Nick Crumpton and amazingly detailed colour artwork on every page, this beautifully produced hardback gift book with a stunning tactile cover will impress shark fans of any age.
Nick Crumpton grew up in the UK on a diet of David Attenborough documentaries and hand-me-down Sega games before reading ecology at Leeds University. He moved to beautiful Bristol to research the ancient mammals that lived during the time of the dinosaurs before he wrote a PhD in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. He worked at the BBC Natural History Unit before science-ing at the Zoological Society London (on venomous mammals and Indonesian biodiversity) and University College London, where he occasionally teaches. He now works at the Natural History Museum, London. His favourite animals are lowland streaked tenrecs, and he has an aversion to cobras (after one very nearly bit him on his bottom when he wasn't paying attention).
Gavin Scott was born in Salisbury, England. He grew up in the Dorset countryside where, as a young child, he would often be found covered in mud at the bottom of the garden, holding up a grass snake or some other interesting creature to draw. Gavin studied Natural History Illustration at University and later went on to enter the world of character design and children's illustration. He now lives with his family in Somerset and when he's not working, he loves being on two wheels, especially his old Triumph motorbike. He also enjoys rock pooling and fossil hunting with his children, and the occasional beer.