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Shark: A Visual History

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“The sharks, ancient or modern, real or imaginary, have always been with us, and will probably remain with us forever. They appear not only in movies and literature, but in countless permutations of size, shape, and materials, permeating our daily lives with their silent menace. In a sense, humans live in a world replete with sharks, not vice-versa.”


Thus Richard Ellis set
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by Lyons Press
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While not exactly what I was looking for this book wasn't entirely bad.

It looks at the history of sharks from a more cultural perspective over biological. The history of sharks in history, art, literature, entertainment, food, products, etc.

It wasn't a very long book as most of the pages were photographs or art pieces but the bits that contained information was adequate, however, it was obvious that this book was more intended to ignorant, misinformed, stubborn audiences who posses a misguided n
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I fell in love with this book as soon as I saw the cover (just look at that cover!), and the rest of the book did not disappoint. Richard Ellis gives a thorough history of humanity's relationship with sharks. The book includes the first early encounters with sailors and artists' first attempts at visualizing sharks, the rise of shark photography and filmmaking, the rise of shark hunters, the world pre and post-Jaws, and the attempts of science to finally break through the centuries old myths. Pl ...more
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Richard Ellis is a celebrated authority on marine biology and America’s foremost marine life artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. His nine books include The Search for the Giant Squid (a Publishers Weekly 1998 Best Book of the Year), Great White Shark, Encyclopedia of the Sea, Men and Whales, Monsters of the Sea, Deep Atlantic The Book of Whales, and Imagining Atlantis.