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Title:
Sharks
Author:
Grace, Eric S.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books for Children, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the physical characteristics, habits, types, and habitats of sharks.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780871569264
Format :
Book

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Newstead Library QL638.9 .G68 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Shark! The very word evokes the image of a savage predator patrolling the ocean with open jaws, attacking unsuspecting swimmers at will. Yet, in reality, sharks don't deserve such a bloody reputation. The great white shark of movie fame is but one of 350 species, most of which are far less ferocious, though equally fascinating.

In this informative book, author Eric Grace gives readers an intriguing glimpse into the world of these mysterious creatures, which are designed like "underwater flying machines". Their unique body structure as well as their ways of hunting and reproducing are presented in fascinating detail, with stunning color photos on nearly every page.

Grace also calls attention to the plight of sharks, which have been hit hard by the effects of commercial fishing and pollution, among other factors. As people gain a new appreciation for sharks, it is to be hoped that more voices will be raised in defense of these sleek and powerful creatures of the ocean.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-A readable, informative text provides a general introduction to sharks-their evolutionary history, physiology, behaviors, and reproduction-rather than a catalog of species. A chapter is included on the plight of many shark species, a slow reproductive group, as they are overfished commercially and by sports fishermen, and become victims of miles-long drift nets in the open ocean. Vivid full-color photos enhance the visual impact of this slim volume, as do the information boxes and the clear diagrams. Balance Grace's informed look at an ancient evolutionary group with Sandra Markle's fine Outside and Inside Sharks (Atheneum, 1996) to satisfy any shark lover's appetite.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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