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Sharks are terrifyingly fascinating to humans. Probably one of the most misunderstood of predators, sharks are feared by humans as maneaters, yet the reality is that shark attacks are relatively few. But sharks themselves are preyed upon by man, mainly for their fins, which are used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in many Asian nations, and used for medicinal purposes. Sharks are also objects of prey in sport fishing, mainly in the warm waters of the world's seas. Regardless of the source of your interest in the mesmerizing shark, the pages of this book offer a better understanding of this unique fish and its challenges. Over 400 species of shark belong to one of eight orders, each of which is described through both words and pictures in Sharks. Get to know these silent creatures of the deep up close and personal in this giant-sized book! Contains 300 images. The following sharks are covered: Cow Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Sandtiger Shark, Requiem Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Blue Shark, Bull Shark, Caribbean Reef Shark, Gray Reef Shark, Lemon Shark, Tiger Shark, Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Leopard Nurse Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, Thresher Shark, Whale Shark, Zebra Shark, Basking Shark, Dogfish Shark & Great White Shark.
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