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Complete Idiot's Guide to Sharks (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Mary Peachin
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-- Only text-based book out there with all of the information readers want on sharks — currently they must purchase numerous books to cover everything.
-- Eight-page color insert features illustrations and photos of shark species and sharks in action, plus lots of black and white photos and line art.
A species-specific title for the Nature category, this title tells the reader everything they need to know about these unique underwater predators and their role in the ocean world. Content includes: how shark attacks occur, where and when typically, and some practical survival tips if you happen to be in an area where they're lurking; how sharks fit as apex predators in the ocean realm — without them, their normal prey would flourish, creating an egregious imbalance that would slowly but certainly collapse the hardy ecology of marshes, reefs and open-ocean habitats; how the sleek, fusiform shape of sharks helps them in their environment and the to sensory modalities specific to the species — electroreception and mechanoreception — helping them navigate, find their prey and sense vibrations in the water; plus sharks' biology, anatomy, pysiology, behavior and future in an unknown world were coral reef is doomed to become a thing of the past, traditional fishing killing off entire species of sharks, and how humans effect ecology today.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-295) and index.
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