Sharks of the World is a comprehensive survey based on a wide variety of recent research. It focuses on information gathered in fresh inquiries into several types of sharks in their natural habitat. With the aim of dispelling many of the myths and blased assumptions that have arisen over the centuries, this book describes the nuances of what specialists are learning to recognize as shark behavior, and It explains their role in nature. It examines intriguing discoveries about sharks, offers fascinating insights into their behavior, and reassesses their value to humans.
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Rodney Steel was formerly Assistant Scientific Officer of the Department of Palaeontology at the British Museum. He is now a science editor with the Central Office of Information in London. He is also a member of the Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology.From Library Journal:
Well illustrated with photographs and line drawings, Sharks of the World is an attractive package of information on shark classification, anatomy, evolution, reproduction, and behavior. Written for the nonspecialist, this book is easily readable, save for a few sections where technical terminology is not defined in either the text or the brief glossary. Shark attack descriptions are a bit overwritten and repeat accounts found in many other "animal versus man" books. Although nicely done, this book does not cover its topic as well as the excellent Sharks by Sanford A. Moss ( LJ 3/1/85). For popular and YA collections. Frank Reiser, Biology Dept., Nassau Community Coll., Garden City,
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