By Gene Helfman, George H. Burgess
Answering each plausible query approximately sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the interesting biology, habit, range (there are greater than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural significance of sharks, their shut courting to skates and rays, and their severe position in fit ecosystems.
Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round-the-world journey of shark habitats, which come with oceans in addition to lakes or even rivers (as some distance up the Mississippi as St. Louis). They describe large, ferocious predators like (Great) White and Tiger sharks and species corresponding to Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey but can develop to lengths of greater than forty toes. The mysterious and robust Greenland shark, the authors clarify, reaches a weight of 2,200 kilos on a vitamin of seal flesh. Small (less than 2-foot lengthy) Cookiecutter sharks assault different sharks or even take a bit out of the occasional swimmer.
Despite our traditional fascination with sharks, now we have turn into their worst enemy. Many shark species are in critical decline and a bunch are threatened with extinction because of overfishing and persecution. Sharks: The Animal resolution consultant offers an ideal mixture of present technology, historical past, anthropology, exciting evidence, and gripping pictures. even if your fascination with sharks stems from worry or interest, your wisdom of those animals will increase immensely in case you seek advice this book.
-- Philip Motta, collage of South Florida