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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive, dynamic series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource."Sharks" dives right into the world of these awesome animals, giving in-depth coverage of shark behaviour, shark habitats and the surprising variety of sharks that inhabit our oceans. Find out about shark attacks, discover how sharks breathe, swim, communicate and catch their prey, and get up-to-date on the latest news about research, shark-watching and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, colour photographs
  • 0753416050
  • 9780753416051

Table of contents

6 Foreword; 7 Chapter one: Meet the shark; 8-9 The shark family; 10-11 Anatomy of a shark; 12-13 Giving birth; 14-15 Ancient sharks; 16-17 Shark parade; 18-19 The hammerhead; 20-21 Rarest of all; 22-23 Near relatives; 24-25 Where in the world?; 26-27 Open ocean; 28-29 Deep-sea sharks; 30-31 On the reef; 32 Summary; 33 Chapter two: Shark attack!; 34-35 Teeth; 36-37 Targeting prey; 38-39 Hunting in packs; 40-41 Man-eaters; 42-43 Ways of feeding; 44-45 Hidden hunters; 46 Summary; 47 Chapter three: Sharks and people; 48-49 Myths and legends; 50-51 Shark tales; 52-53 Threats to sharks; 54-55 Getting up close; 56-57 Conservation; 58 Summary; 59-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 more

About Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith is a long-standing editor of information books for both children and adults. She has a particular interest in the field of natural history and has written books and articles for children on the subject, including the encyclopedic Living Earth (Dorling Kindersley).show more