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A pocket guide to sharks of the world.Artist/Author: Ebert, David A., Sarah Fowler and Marc Dando.
The first field guide to identify, illustrate, and describe every one of the world’s 501 shark species. The book also contains useful sections on identifying shark teeth and the shark fins most commonly encountered in the fin trade. Its compact format makes it handy for many situations, including recognizing living species, fishery catches, or parts sold at markets. A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World is an essential resource for fisheries management, international trade regulation, and shark conservation.
Sharks of the world: a fully illustrated guide.Artist/Author: Ebert, David A., Sarah Fowler, and Leonard Compagno.
This lavishly illustrated, large-format, comprehensive guide comes at a time when pressures on the worlds shark species are greater than any time in history. This up to date, authoritative book describes and illustrates in detail over 500 shark species, with information on identification, habitat, behaviour, biology, status and distribution. Every species is illustrated in colour with accompanying diagnostic line drawings. The introduction covers the ancestry, life-history, physiology, ecology and conservation of sharks. In addition to the extensive systematic illustrations are over 150 colour photographs and informative graphics.
Biology of sharks and rays.Artist/Author: Klimley, A. Peter and Steven Oerding.
A comprehensive resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, organized by theme, Klimley covers a broad spectrum of topics, including taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and physiology. The chapters are richly illustrated with pictures of sharks, diagrams of sensory organs, drawings of the body postures of sharks during threat and reproductive displays, and maps showing the extent of the species’ foraging range and long-distance migrations. Each chapter commences with an anecdote from the author about his own personal experience with the topic, followed by thought-provoking questions and a list of recommended readings in the scientific literature. The book will be a useful textbook for advanced ichthyology students as well as an encyclopedic source for those seeking a greater understanding of these fascinating creatures.
Great white shark: myth and reality.Artist/Author: Civard-Racinais, Alexandrine and Patrice Heraud.
Filled with over 100 dramatic photographs, this book follows one research team as it tracks tagged great white sharks, revealing previously unknown behaviors and changing our understanding of this remarkable animal.
Biology of sharks and their relatives.Artist/Author: Carrier, Jeffrey C., John A. Musick, and Michael R. Heithaus.
Virtually every area of research associated with sharks and their relatives has been strongly impacted by the revolutionary growth in technology. The questions we can now ask are very different than those reported even two decades ago. Modern immunological and genetic techniques, satellite telemetry and archival tagging, modern phylogenetic analysis, GIS, and bomb dating, are just a few of the techniques and procedures that have become a part of our investigative lexicon. A modern synthesis of the biology of Chondrichthyans, Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition discusses significant advances in the development and application of new molecular techniques to the understanding of the phylogenetic relationships among and between these groups. The book considers the effect of global changes on the status of sharks and their relatives, and how advances in technology and analytical techniques have changed not only how we approach problem solving and scientific investigations, but how we formulate questions. The book also introduces applications of new and novel laboratory devices, techniques, and field instruments.
This second edition of the award winning and groundbreaking original exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy, systematics, physiology, and ecology of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera, presents cohesive and integrated coverage of key topics and discusses technological advances used in modern shark research. Offering a well-rounded picture for students and researchers, and far above competitors in scope and research, this new volume holds a wealth of data on the current status of Chondrichthyan research and provides the basis and springboard for original research. See also [stock id 32518].
Demon fish: travels through the hidden world of sharks.Artist/Author: Eilperin, Juliet.
Eilperin explores the fascinating world of sharks and their interaction with humans. In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean’s top predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature’s most awe-inspiring animals and how this extraordinary human fascination with sharks may eventually lead to their extinction.
Sharks.Artist/Author: Bright, Michael.
Since people have been going to sea they have been in awe of sharks. Worshipped by ancient civilizations, reviled by seafarers and in more recent years, closely studied by marine biologists, sharks are the product of over 450 million years of evolution, honed to perfection as some of the sea’s most sophisticated predators. Their formidable jaws and teeth seem to invoke in us an irrational fear that turns any shark attack into front-page news worldwide. Yet their powerful, streamlined bodies are also an inspiration to ship and submarine designers and their immune system may hold the key to fighting human diseases. Presenting the latest findings from international shark researchers, Sharks is an engaging introduction to these near-perfect predators. It describes the broad range of living sharks, explores their biology and behaviour, and dispels the myths. Illustrated with over 100 of the best shark images from around the world, this book reveals these creatures to be far more than just mindless, killing machines. Revised and reformatted with the latest research, new images and up-to-date text, this is a comprehensive introduction to sharks and their biology and behaviour.
Sharks and their relatives II: biodiversity, adaptive physiology and conservation.Artist/Author: Carrier, Jeffrey C., John A. Musick, and Michael R. Heithaus.
Since the award-winning first volume, The biology of Sharks and their relatives, published in 2004 [stock id 23842] see also , the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional studies. As an entirely new companion volume, this book brings you up to speed on these significant changes, specifically examining how elasmobranch fishes – the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras – successfully survive in a wide range of habitats. It emphasizes conservation of threatened species. With contributions from an international group of investigators, this multidisciplinary volume begins by examining elasmobranch biodiversity patterns and their integrated sensory systems.
It then explores the physiological adaptations – from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress – that make these animals particularly well suited for the range of habitats where they are found, in both oceanic and freshwater realms. The book then considers the human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide elasmobranch populations and the potential extinction risks posed by increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and growing commercial exploitation. This text truly is unrivalled in terms of coverage and readability, and it is a must-have reference for marine biologists, fishery scientists, oceanographers, and also marine, zoo, and aquarium veterinarians.
Shark!: killer tales from the dangerous depths.Artist/Author: Reid, Robert.
This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia’s fatal shores and overseas. It also records miraculous escapes – some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril. Robert Reid interviews famous shark hunters and other adventurers who speak for the first time about their dangerous encounters with these fearsome predators. Reid investigates the phenomenon of the so-called ‘rogue’ sharks, those that stalk and kill humans in numbers, in the same place, at the same time. These are gripping stories that will both fascinate and frighten, stories that will take the reader into the realm of these strange but terrible creatures. They have ruled the oceans with ruthless efficiency for more than 400 million years.
White Pointer SouthArtist/Author: Black, Chris.
A fascinating compendium of shark facts and Tasmanian maritime history. It also represents the first detailed examination of Tasmanian white shark captures, encounters and attacks ever undertaken.
Here the reader can chart the course of human/shark interactions in the island state, from the founding of the British colony in Van Diemen’s Land to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Richly illustrated throughout, White Pointer South aims to give water-users and the general public a better understanding of the occurrence of white sharks in Tasmanian waters and the threats which continue to beset these magnificent predators as they negotiate the island’s rugged coastline.
Read about changing human attitudes towards sharks in Tasmania from the fear and loathing of sharks in general, to the enactment of legislation designed to protect the most feared shark of all from exploitation.
Explore a comprehensive chronology of Tasmanian white shark captures spanning sixty-four years. Discover the key reasons for white shark mortality in state waters and what can be done to help mitigate the toll taken on shark numbers as a result of bycatch.
Examine Tasmania’s nine recorded shark attacks in an unprecedented and detailed survey that deals with facts rather than the sensationalism which typically attends this subject. Relive exciting and sometimes harrowing encounters with white sharks through the firsthand narratives of Tasmanian fishermen, fish-farmers, divers and surfers.
“This book will be of especial interest to all those who use our marine waterways whether they be above or below the surface.”
Dr John Stevens
CSIRO shark biologist and co-author of Sharks and Rays of Australia.
Shark: in peril in the sea.Artist/Author: Owen, David.
Sharks stir strong and greatly conflicting emotions in us: fear, anger, respect, devotion. This book takes a compelling look at why. Take a deep breath and enter the world of sharks – an animal to be respected, admired and protected.
Sharks and rays: a wild Australia guide.Artist/Author: Ayling, Tony and Steve Parish.
Covers identification, behaviour, diet and reproduction.