Shark Almanac

Shark Almanac

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781585748082
  • DDC分類 597.3

Full Description


A look at a magnificent and misunderstood creature. Sharks have a reputation of being the most feared creatures of the sea, and in this study, we learn the myths and facts of these fascinating animals - and that they aren't as deadly as they seem. Of the more than 850 shark species, 80 percent either would not hurt people, or would rarely encounter them. Thomas Allen takes us through the evolution of the shark, its folklore, and its commercial uses, and gives us a detailed look at shark attacks - where they happen, why, and how to protect yourself from them. He describes over 100 shark species - their behaviour, appearance, size and distribution - and provides scientific illustrations. There is information on scientific research (including studies on shark cartilage in cancer research), current population findings, and continuing conservation efforts. The volume is illustrated with colour photographs of familiar and unusual sharks, fact-filled sidebars, and appendices.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Two Blue Sharks                      1  (4)
The Enduring Shark 5 (6)
The Fish Called Shark 11 (32)
The Great Shark Gallery 43 (76)
Shark Kin and Companions 119(52)
When a Shark Attacks 171(36)
Tales of the Shark 207(16)
Seeking the Shark 223(16)
The Shark Endangered 239(12)
Appendix I: Sharks' Popular and Scientific Names 251(2)
Appendix II: Official Shark Catch Records of 253(10)
the IGFA
Bibliography 263(6)
Index 269