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- ISBN: 1558215824
274 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Lyons Press, c1999.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographcial references (p. -267) and index.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 May 1999
Sharks are extremely popular animals, and, although there is a plethora of books about them, this new effort is a welcome addition to the assemblage. Sharks, one of the most ancient groups of animals, evolved long before the dinosaurs and survive virtually unchanged today. Almost 400 species of sharks, plus close to 600 species of their close relatives the skates and rays, live in the world's oceans, and the present work provides a very good introduction to these cartilaginous fishes. Two opening chapters furnish an overview of shark biology, anatomy, and behavior. The next two chapters describe around 100 representative shark species and an equal number of shark relatives. An exhaustive chapter on sharks attacking humans follows with excellent statistics and details on why sharks attack. One important chapter discusses the enormous decline (80 percent in some species) in sharks over the past decade, and what is being done to preserve them. Well illustrated with drawings and photographs, The Shark Almanac is a very thorough work, recommended for all libraries. ((Reviewed May 15, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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