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Sharks and other scary sea creatures
MacQuitty, Miranda.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : DK Publishing, [2002]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"A DK Publishing book."

"Includes top websites"--Cover.
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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library QL638.9 .M26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Angola Public Library QL638.9 .M26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Collins Library QL638.9 .M26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library QL638.9 .M26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library QL638.9 .M26 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A fun, yet informative series that offers a chance to delve deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Full-color, fun, and crammed with facts, DK's Secret Worlds take a fresh look at familiar subjects with brilliant results! Kids age 9 and up can delve into a wide range of subjects from nature to history to science for researching school projects, sating a curious appetite, or just for the love of reading. Tried-and-tested Web sites and a Mega-reference section are just two of the innovative features that will keep kids and parents coming back for more. Priced to collect, these dramatically designed books are a valuable addition to any child's bookshelf.

Author Notes

Dr. Miranda MacQuitty is a marine biologist, a bestselling author, and an exhibition scriptwriter for museums
Dr. Philip Whitfield has written numerous books on natural history and conservation topics

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Booklist Review

More like compact encyclopedias than anything one might read straight through, the books in the Pocket Genius series cover their subjects efficiently and with plenty of eye-catching visuals. After covering reproduction, migration maps, environmental threats, and gnashing, shredding, awesome teeth, Sharks presents a similar scheme but instead considers size, habitat, and distribution of more than 150 different sharks and rays. The crisp photos in Sharks are well produced and snazzily laid out. Each book closes with relevant fact lists and a helpful glossary. You won't replace your existing collections with these books, but they make for handy, one-stop reference sources for student researchers and amateur fact hounds.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Meet the Sharksp. 8
Where Sharks Livep. 14
Superb Sensesp. 22
Jaws!p. 30
A Shark is Bornp. 40
Cousin Rayp. 46
Vile Venomp. 54
Stinging Jelliesp. 60
Power Pinchersp. 66
Monsters of the Deepp. 70
Oceans at Riskp. 76
Reference Sectionp. 85
Indexp. 94
Creditsp. 96

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