Sharks of the World

Sharks of the World

Book - 2005
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Princeton University Press

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.



  • 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

  • Quick ID guide helpful for differentiating similar species

  • Geographic distribution maps for each species

  • For professional and amateur shark enthusiasts



Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780691120720
0691120722
Branch Call Number: 597.3 COM
597.3 COM
Characteristics: 368 p., 64 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Fowler, Sarah L.
Dando, Marc

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