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Sharks of the Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaskaby Tarik Polansky
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Those who think of sharks as something only found in tropical waters will be surprised to learn that there are 18 species of sharks in the cool waters of the Pacific Northwest, from the 27-inch brown catshark to the 39-foot basking shark.
Sharks of the Pacific Northwest provides for the identification of these species, with spectacular photographs and accurate paintings and drawings, plus summaries of the sharks' classification, morphology, distribution, habitat, diet, reproduction and behaviour. It also includes a concise general account of shark evolution, anatomy and physiology, as well as discussion of attacks on humans and details of shark fisheries. It is primarily aimed at a broad, non-technical readership, but its up-to-date and detailed contents make it a useful tool for professional biologists and zoologists.
Book News Annotation:
Sharks of the Pacific Northwest--those off the coasts of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska--are described in this volume, which is a guide to 18 different species. After descriptions of the biology, ethology and ecology of sharks; shark/human interactions; and classification and species identification, each of the 18 species is profiled, with color photos and illustrations and information on morphology, coloration, teeth shape, size, habitat, diet, distribution, behavior, threat to humans, and other data. Maddalena is a marine life illustrator and curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank. Preti is a marine ecologist and Polansky works in visual arts. The book is suitable for biologists and enthusiasts. Distributed in the US by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Dr. Alessandro De Maddalena is one of the world's foremost shark experts as well as one of the world'Dr. Antonella Preti graduated in biology and specialized in marine ecology at the University of Turin, Italy, with a thesis on the genetics of Polychaetes. In 1997, she moved to San Diego to further her studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.Tarik Polansky has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (Media) from the University of California, San Diego.
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