Here are the actual facts that dispel the myths and legends surrounding the feared and misunderstood shark. With full-color photographs on every page plus maps and illustrations, "The Encyclopedia of Sharks" documents every aspect of these beautiful animals, the myths and legends that surround them, the threat that we as humans pose to them, and how the species has evolved.
The dynamic and authoritative text includes information on:
-- anatomy and physiology
-- reproduction, courtship and mating
-- how they hunt
-- what they eat
-- migration routes
-- their extraordinary senses and skills
-- their struggle to survive
-- shark conservation efforts
Chapters such as Shark Success, Ecology and Biology, Sense and Supersense, Design for Living, Design for Killing, and More Sharks -- or Fewer? encourage readers to respect the complex shark for its organic intricacy and its ability to adapt and survive. When better understood, sharks will be less feared and left alone to play their unique role in the ocean world. "The Encyclopedia of Sharks" informs, educates and amazes readers of all ages about these awesome members of the animal kingdom.
This information-packed book also includes:
-- more than 200 color photographs
-- diving sites and aquariums to view sharks
-- complete chart of shark taxonomy