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Complete Idiot's Guide to Sharks (Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

-- 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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-295) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028644387
Foreword:
Burgess, George H.
Publisher:
Alpha
Author:
Horvitz, Leslie
Author:
Peachin, Mary
Location:
Indianapolis, Ind.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fish
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Sharks
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guides
Series Volume:
no. 02-11-017
Publication Date:
20021203
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
19.99 in.

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