Lavishly illustrated, this book is the first complete, definitive accout for general readers of everything that is known about the great white shark, the most feared creature in the world’s oceans. It is based on extensive research into the scientific literature and lore of this superbly adapted predator, on analysis of historical records, and on the most up-to-date information. The book is illustrated with 238 photographs and drawings, 116 in color.
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“For scientists, laymen, fans of Jaws—for everybody—this is the most entertaining and comprehensive book ever written about the world’s most fascinating predator.”—Peter Benchley
“Now, in one large and magnificently illustrated volume . . . comes the definitive account of shark-observing adventures: all the bloody attacks, all the mythology, and all the science of the magnificent seagoing beasts from two of the most knowledgeable shark experts in the world. . . . With extraordinary photographs by famed underwater adventurer Al Giddings and others, Great White Shark is the complete, literate, and exciting story of the life and times of that ‘rare and remarkable animal, a great admirable predator,’ as the authors call their subject.”—San Francisco Chronicle
The great white shark swam the deep for millions of years in relative obscurity until the 1975 film Jaws put it at the forefront of everyone's nightmares. Since that time much has been written about the fish, most of which concentrated on its appetite for people. Though it does occasionaly dine on swimmers, the shark has more of a bad rap than it deserves. Building on the material capsulized in Ellis's Book of Sharks ( LJ 1/15/77), the authors give the white shark soup-to-nuts coverage, discussing its unique biology (it's warm blooded), size, distribution, and evolution. They also describe the sport of shark fishing and the efforts, in these conservation conscious times, toward saving the white from threats of extinction. Handsomely illustrated with Ellis's paintings and many simply awesome photographs (happily none of half-eaten attack victims), the text has enough scientific fact for armchair icthyologists but not enough to confuse the casual reader. An excellent portrait of one of the most impressive and maligned creatures, this has a place in all public libraries.
- Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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