Sharks of the World (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2005-01-01
Utmärkelser
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005.
Förlag
Princeton University Press
Medarbetare
Dando, Marc
Illustrationer
128 color plates. 500 line illus. 500 maps.
Dimensioner
190 x 130 x 30 mm
Vikt
600 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780691120720
Sharks of the World (häftad)

Sharks of the World

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Everyone's heard of the Great Whites. But most people know little of the hundreds of other types of sharks that inhabit the world's oceans. Written by two of the world's leading authorities and superbly illustrated by wildlife artist Marc Dando, this is the first comprehensive field guide to all 440-plus shark species. Color plates illustrate all species, and detailed accounts include diagnostic line drawings and a distribution map for each species. Introductory chapters treat physiology, behavior, reproduction, ecology, diet, and sharks' interrelationships with humans. This work features: more than 125 original full-color illustrations for fast and accurate identification of each shark family; over 500 additional drawings illustrating physical features from different angles; clear identification information for each species with details of size, habitat, behavior, and biology; and, a Quick ID guide helpful for differentiating similar species Geographic distribution maps for each species. It is intended for professional and amateur shark enthusiasts.
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This is a reference anyone in any age group or level of knowledge could use easily. You don't need to be a shark fan for Sharks of the World to be a useful addition to your library: this is one book I'd recommend to any diver or naturalist any day. -- Virginia Cowell, Diver Magazine The reader learns about shark biology (body structure, teeth and jaws, senses, life history, etc) and the interactions between sharks and people, both good and bad. This is a very nice, handy-sized guide for those interested in sharks and their conservation. -- Robert E. Hoopes, Wildlife Activist The amazing diversity of these magnificent yet maligned animals is wonderfully represented here. -- Christine Adkins, Discovery

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Leonard Compagno is an international authority on shark taxonomy and the author of many scientific papers and books on the subject. He currently works in the South African Museum's Shark Research Centre. Marc Dando is a freelance artist specializing in marine ecology and wildlife. Sarah Fowler works in marine ecology, biodiversity, and conservation and management, with a particular focus on sharks. She cofounded the UK Shark Trust and the European Elasmobranch Association. She also serves on the Conservation Committee of the American Elasmobranch Society (based at the University of Florida).