The shark is undeniably the 'lord of the seas', having existed unchanged for 350 million years. Not only is it the biggest of fish, it is also the best equipped for hunting down and destroying its prey. It is capable of living in all waters shallow or deep, tropical or temperate, fresh or salt, and unlike most animals, it has no natural predators apart from the Killer Whale. Gem Sharks describes and illustrates 230 species of shark. Shark families are grouped together and for each individual species there is detailed identification information and an original colour illustration, together with distribution information. Covering all aspects of these extraordinary creatures, from their behaviour, breeding, feeding and ecology, right through to the impact of humans on sharks throughout the world, this is one of the most important shark books ever written.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 82 x 117mm
- 01 Apr 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
Praise for 'Collins Field Guide Sharks': 'Collins Field Guide to Sharks of the World is a must-have' (New Scientist) 'Landmark book!compulsory reading for any elasmophile' (Shark Trust) 'A user-friendly package!destined to become a much-thumbed book on the shelf of any avid diver or marine enthusiast' (Sport Diver) 'Everything you need to know about sharks' (Scuba World) 'A landmark new book!an accessible and expert piece of work' (BBC Wildlife)
About Leonard Compagno
Sarah Fowler works in marine ecology, biodiversity, conservation and management, with a particular focus on sharks. Appointed to the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Shark Specialist Group on its establishment in 1991 and now co-chair, Sarah also co-founded the UK Shark Trust and the European Elasmobranch Association and is an American Elasmobranch Society's Conservation Committee member.