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The Encyclopedia of Sharks

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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:

Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Firefly Books (first published October 1st 1999)
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Meirav Rath
Dec 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Shark fans
Shelves: sharks
An introduction book to sharks and their conflict with humanity. Written lightly, somewhat even 'for dummies' it's the ideal book to learn everything about sharks from. There's not a single evolutionary, physically or behavioral subject about sharks here that goes unexplored.
I highly recommend this book to animal and shark lovers.
It's the most comprehensive book on sharks there is. It tells you everything about them. 100% recommend it.
Fraser Sherman
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
4.5 Basic but thorough: major shark species, shark behavior, feeding habits, ecology, reproduction, biology ... Quite a lot I didn't know. However there are a couple of errors here and there—the whale shark's stats in the species guide make it much too small so i assume they're wrong. Still, a very good guide.
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating information about sharks! Detailed drawings, photographs and other means of showing us more about these creatures. A good place to start if you're interested in sharks since it gives you an overview of many aspects of being a shark- reproducing, feeding, types, sizes, skin, organs, and many more!
Brandy Shark
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Very good, very comprehensive book on sharks. There are a lot of pictures and charts, and all the description is in terms that anyone could understand. I recommend it for anyone who has been interested and learning about sharks their whole lives, or someone who is just getting started.
Lily Williams
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic comprehensive book. My go-to reference book for all my shark related needs!
Kelley Belitz
Feb 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I like this book other than the fact that they made just a few mistakes. They arent major but when you label a picture you should make sure you label with the correct species of shark.
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A few errors here and there, but overall very informative with quality images. A good read for a beginner shark enthusiast.
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