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9780004722719: Collins Gem - Sharks

The only truly pocket-sized guide to the world’s sharks and rays.

This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems.

Sharks and rays can inspire, amaze, and strike fear into the most courageous of hearts. They are one of the oldest and most diverse groups of vertebrates, dating back more than 350 million years, and their shape means that they are ideally adapted for life in the world’s oceans. Collins Gem Sharks describes 240 species of these extraordinary creatures.

Each shark or ray entry includes:

A full-colour illustration and a clear description of what it looks like

Details of size, geographical distribution, what it eats and how it breeds

Information on whether or not it is dangerous to humans

The introduction covers the anatomy of a shark, how to avoid a shark attack and details of what measures are being taken to conserve sharks in the wild.

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An authoritative guide to 240 species of sharks

Details given of size, geographical distribution, food and danger to humans

Full-colour illustration for each species

About the Author:

Geoffrey W. Potts and Silja Swaby

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