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    Description"A comprehensive introduction to sharks and their biology and behavior." Presenting the latest findings from international shark researchers, "Sharks" is an engaging introduction to these near-perfect predators. It describes the broad range of living sharks, explores their biology and behavior, and dispels the myths. Illustrated with shark images from around the world, the book reveals these creatures to be far more than just mindless killing machines. "Sharks" shows how these animals have been the product of over 450 million years of evolution, during which time they have been honed to perfection as some of the sea's most sophisticated predators. More than 100 spectacular photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams highlight the book's worldwide coverage of shark species. Topics include: Anatomy and locomotion Senses Behavior Lifestyle Hunting and diet Reproduction Habitat. "Sharks" also describes the uneasy human-shark relationship and examines the serious conservation threats, in the forms of overfishing and marine pollution, experienced by wild shark populations all over the world. This stunningly illustrated introduction shows that sharks are a vital group of animals worthy of admiration rather than fear. It is an essential reference for all libraries.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Bright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781554079889
    ISBN 10: 1554079888

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T General Subject: 560
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 597.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WNCS
    BISAC V2.8: NAT020000
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    DC22: 597.3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, NAT025000, NAT012000
    LC classification: QL638.9 .B7394 2011
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    Publication date
    10 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Buffalo, NY
    Author Information
    Michael Bright recently retired as executive producer with the BBC Natural History Unit and is now a freelance author and scriptwriter. For the BBC he produced numerous programs for radio and television. He was a recipient of the prestigious Prix Italia for the program "Men, Nations and Whales: Will the Bloody Story Ever End?" He is a graduate of the University of London and the author of over 90 books on natural history, conservation and the environment, and sharks.