Synopses & Reviews
One of the world's experts on hammerhead sharks, marine biologist Pete Klimley is fighting the stereotype of sharks as primitive and vicious killers. In fact, hammerheads exhibit some remarkably sophisticated social behaviors, including their schooling in the hundreds at underwater seamounts in the Pacific Ocean.
To tell the story of these incredible animals, author Ken Mallory talked with Pete Klimley and then traveled to tiny Cocos Island, 330 miles off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. There, he had the chance of a lifetime to see these awe-inspiring animals up close.
The extinction of dinosaurs some sixty-five million years ago is one of the greatest biological catastrophes in the history of our planet. Yet in recent years, paleontologists have turned up increasing evidence that ancestors of one group of dinosaurs still fly among us: birds. Join Cathy Forster, one of the few female paleontologists working today, on an expedition to Madagascar in search of clues to the mystery of bird evolution.
About the Author
Kenneth Mallory is editor in chief of publishing programs at the New England Aquarium. While at the aquarium he has written six and helped develop fifteen nonfiction photo books for children. He also manages special annual aquarium events including the Environmental Writers"Festival, Women in Science, and most recently the World of Water Film Festival. Mallory holds a B.A. in English literature from Harvard College. He is an accomplished photographer and has used his skills to contribute to books, to aquarium exhibits, and to the aquarium"s home page.