Dip into the latest findings from international shark researchers with this engaging introduction to these near-perfect predators.
ISBN: 978 0 565 09289 4
Author: Michael Bright
Since people have been going to sea they have been in awe of sharks.
Sharks have been worshipped by ancient civilisations, reviled by seafarers and, in more recent years, closely studied by marine biologists.
They are the product of over 450 million years of evolution, honed to perfection as some of the sea’s most sophisticated predators. 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.
This book describes the broad range of living sharks, explores their biology and behaviour, dispels the myths and reveals these creatures to be far more than just mindless, killing machines.
* 100 spectacular shark images from around the world
* fully revised and reformatted with the latest research
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