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Sharks Answering every conceivable uestion about sharks authors Gene Helfman and George H Burgess describe the fascinating biology behavior diversity there are than 1000 species worldwide and cultural importance of sharks their close relationship to skates and rays and their critical role in healthy ecosystemsHelfman and Burgess take readers on a round the world tour of shark habitats which include oceans as well as lakes and even rivers as far up the Mississippi as St Louis They describe huge ferocious predators like Great White and Tiger sharks and species such as Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey yet can grow to lengths of than 40 feet The mysterious and powerful Greenland shark the authors explain reaches a weight of 2200 pounds on a diet of seal flesh Small less than 2 foot long Cookiecutter sharks attack other sharks and even take a chunk out of the occasional swimmerDespite our natural fascination with sharks we have become their worst enemy Many shark species are in serious decline and a number are threatened with extinction as a result of overfishing and persecution Sharks The Animal Answer Guide presents a perfect mix of current science history anthropology intriguing facts and gripping photographs Whether your fascination with sharks stems from fear or curiosity your knowledge of these animals will improve immensely when you consult this book This is a really good educational books about sharks It is written for adults but I was still able to pull a lot of information from it for my students It helped my shark unit a lot It also covered a lot of material on sharks More reviews and no fluff on the blog Sharks The Animal Answer Guide is a thoroughly presented exhaustively researched one stop information guide for any uestion a person may ever have about sharks This isn't a light and airy book for kids that talks down to them about the animal with bright images and graphics; rather this is intended as a reference and resource for all ages to seriously address the shark species and have at fingertips everything that is currently known about the animal The book is text heavy interspersed with BW images as neededThe book is broken down by type of uestion Section 1 one answers general uestions about sharks skates rays and chimaeras Section 2 is full of uestions about form and functions of sharks Section 3 is about shark colors Section 4 is for shark behavior uestions Section 5 is about ecology Section 6 is reproduction and development Section 7 is about shark food and feeding Section 8 is about sharks and their interactions with humans Section 9 is about shark problems And section 10 is about human problems in how they deal with sharksThe authors clearly have a great love for the animal and that comes through in the exhaustively researched knowledge of sharks This is a great book for the budding marine biologist or older child either afraid of or fascinated by sharks to help them understand the animal and take it out of the realm of superstition or legend As well I enjoyed sharing several of the uestions with my daughter to get her thinking about sea animals and to understand the species This is also a great book for anyone fascinated by sharks and wanting to know as wellThe afterward by the authors really explain the motivation to write the book as well as its usefulness Together we have reflected on how great it would have been to have found a book such as this one when our fascination with sharks was newMy kudos to the authors for a fascinating reference book long overdue Received as an ARC from the publisher An extremely educational and informative read This book I think is great for any level of expertise in sharks I personally knew nothing about sharks and found this book really helpful in better understanding them The one thing I will say is that this is an academic book than a light cozy book and there were a couple sections in which some uestions were answered with technical language I didn’t fully understand; but this was not a heavy issue I would say maybe once or twice in the beginning chapters I had a little trouble with that The rest of it was beginner friendly

  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Sharks
  • Gene Helfman
  • 07 July 2014
  • 9781421413082

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