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Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks (Scientists in the Field)

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One of the world's experts on hammerhead sharks, marine biologist Pete Klimley is fighting the stereotype of sharks as primitive and vicious killers. In fact, hammerheads exhibit some remarkably sophisticated social behaviors, including their schooling in the hundreds at underwater seamounts in the Pacific Ocean.
To tell the story of these incredible animals, author Ken Ma
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 26th 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Kristine Hansen
I didn't know anything about hammerhead sharks before reading this book outside of bits I'd seen in movies or TV - so my knowledge was pretty slim. I think what amazed me the most is how disinterested they are in humans - especially in light of so many shark attacks that were in the news this summer.

Another solid book in this series - lots of pictures, information presented in an interesting manner. Maybe not quite as gripping as some of the books - there was less urgency here (less about saving
Nov 13, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it
Mallory, Kenneth. Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks. ( Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001) 48.p Scientist in the Field.

Summary – “Sharks get a lot of bad publicity that they don’t deserve” (p.8. ). Pete Kimley sets out to prove just that when he swims with hammerhead sharks. This book is not only full of information, but clears up any ambiguities that we may have against these creatures.

Critique – Point of View by the author

(B). When I ordered this book, I expected book with pictures of vicious man-ea
Nicole Disilvestro
Sep 13, 2012 Nicole Disilvestro rated it really liked it
1. I would categorize this chapter book as an informational book.
2. This book is about a scientist’s journey in better understanding Hammerhead sharks and his adventures under the water with them.
3. (A.)- I loved this book because it had amazing pictures. Not only was this book rich with lots of information about Hammerhead sharks but also it has amazing pictures from under the ocean of these sharks. It has different maps, diagrams, and pictures throughout the book that are awesome to look at.
Natalie Varnell
Dec 09, 2012 Natalie Varnell rated it liked it
Genre: Informational
Summary: Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks is apart of the Scientist in the field series that aims to educate readers on the varies types of Hammerhead sharks as well as on the scientist Pete Klimley that is featured.
a) This book did a great job informing readers of the variation of hammerhead sharks.
b) Many people may think that hammerheads are like the other species of sharks except they have a different shaped head. After reading Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks, I learned th
Abby Johnson
Mar 21, 2008 Abby Johnson rated it it was ok
Not one of my favorites in the Scientists in the Field series. The author relates his experiences swimming with hammerhead sharks, but it was not as exciting as I expected it to be. This book includes information about scientific studies of hammerheads including studies about why they swim in schools and how they use electromagnetic fields to navigate. Color photographs appear on every page, but I found many of them to look very similar and I wished there were more closer and varied photos. All ...more
Erika Tortorice
Oct 10, 2013 Erika Tortorice rated it really liked it
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This is non-fiction book which was filled with interesting facts that focused on hammerhead sharks. The book was detailed with information to inform people on the different types of hammerheads and the scientific investigations surrounding the questions about their lives. It also had a great many details about equiptment used to produce the experiments to answer some lingering questions. The book could be used in a classroom to teach about animals in their habitats and how they survive within th ...more
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