An accessible and vivid introduction to these fascinating and often misrepresented animals.
Since people have been going to the sea, they have been in awe of sharks. Their formidable jaws and teeth seem to invoke in us an irrational fear that turns any shark attack into front-page news worldwide. Yet their powerful, streamlined bodies are also an inspiration to ship and submarine designers and their immune system may hold the key to fighting human diseases. + Full description
Michael Bright’s exploration of the latest findings from research groups worldwide reveals sharks to be much more than just mindless, killing machines. It shows how they are the product of over 450 million years of evolution, honed to perfection as some of the sea’s most sophisticated predators. Spectacular photographs help turn a creature that scared us into one that inspires.
Stunningly illustrated throughout, Sharks is an accessible and vivid introduction to these fascinating and often misrepresented animals.- Short description
"... this definitive book features spectacular photographs and illustrations of the ancient, awe-inspiring creatures, alongside accessible information and an introduction to their biology and behaviour. "
4 X 4 Australia Magazine, April 2012
DetailsPaperback | October 2011 | $ 29.95
ISBN: 9780565092894 | 128 pages | 253 x 192 mm
Publisher: The Natural History Museum, London
- Comprehensive introduction to sharks and their biology and behaviour
- Revised and reformatted edition with the latest research, new images and up-to-date text
- Illustrated with over 100 of the best shark images from around the world
ContentsShark Biology and Behaviour
The World Before Jaws
The Great White and Relatives
Requiem Sharks and Hammerheads
Cats, Dogs and a Gentle Giant
Sharks and People