Sharks and rays have long held the fascination of a great many people, and as well as exploring their history, biology, environment and the myths that surround them, this book also gives practical advice on the best ways and places to see them.
Chapter One: Understanding Sharks and Rays. Examines habitat, legends, biology, related species and sharks and rays can be found.
Chapter Two: Our relationship with Sharks and Rays. Looks at sharks and rays in history, shark attacks, conservation and captivity.
Chapter Three: In the Field. Explains the best way to embark on a trip to see sharks and rays, with advice on protective clothing, scuba diving and snorkelling, underwater photography and filming.
Chapter Four: Sharks. Provides information on shark classification, evolution, life-cycle, shark senses, behaviour and migration.
Chapter Five: Rays. Gives details of ray classification, evolution, habitat, movement, life-cycle, dangerous rays, behaviour and migration.
Chapter Six: Field Guide, Sharks. Teaches you how to identify sharks and illustrates 70 of the most common species.
Chapter Seven: Field Guide, Rays. Includes photographs of 26 individual species, with examples of both common and unusual rays.
Chapter Eight: Viewing Sites. Gives details of 20 sites worldwide where one can safely view sharks and/or rays; travellers’ notes provide at-a-glance information.
Packed with information, advice and illustrations, this is the essential companion for anyone who is interested in finding out more about sharks and rays.
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Over 500 stunning colour photographs and illustrations
Packed with facts, figures and practical advice
Field guides help you to identify 68 common and lesser-known species of shark and 20 different species of ray
Includes details of 21 sites worldwide where sharks and rays can be viewed safely, with travellers' notes for at-a-glance information
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Book Description Collins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2201046