The encyclopedia of sharks
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Red Lake Falls Public Library||597.3 PAR (Text)||35500002832606||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1552093247
192 p. : ill.; 31 cm.
- Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 1998.
|General Note:||Includes index.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 August 1999
The perennially popular sharks provide ample material for many books, and this new effort is a good introduction to the biology of these predatory fishes. Sharks, the terrifying cold-blooded killing machines of myth and legend, fascinate because of their mystery when coming out of the depths and seizing their prey. Improving the shark's image by being realistic and sensible about them is one of the stated goals of this work, and the authors have succeeded admirably. In seven chapters, divided into short sections, they discuss the evolution of sharks, their senses, internal organs, behavior, foods and feeding, and reproduction. Well illustrated with photographs, color drawings, maps, and diagrams, the text is basic yet informative in discussing sharks as a group. A list of aquariums with captive shark displays and areas where interested readers can dive with sharks follows the main body of the text. The lack of a bibliography is a weakness, but overall this will be a good start for readers interested in sharks. ((Reviewed August 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
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