The Shark Watcher s Handbook

The Shark Watcher s Handbook Author Mark Carwardine
ISBN-10 0691096376
Release 2002
Pages 287
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A guide for marine enthusiasts who seek intentional encounters with sharks enables readers to assess the risks involved, profiling the dangers associated with specific varieties and offering advice on how to make observations in and out of the water. (Biology & Natural History)



Sharks

Sharks Author Gene Helfman
ISBN-10 9781421413099
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 288
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Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to skates and rays, and their critical role in healthy ecosystems. Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round-the-world tour of shark habitats, which include oceans as well as lakes and even rivers (as far up the Mississippi as St. Louis). They describe huge, ferocious predators like (Great) White and Tiger sharks and species such as Basking and Whale sharks that feed on microscopic prey yet can grow to lengths of more than 40 feet. The mysterious and powerful Greenland shark, the authors explain, reaches a weight of 2,200 pounds on a diet of seal flesh. Small (less than 2-foot long) Cookiecutter sharks attack other sharks and even take a chunk out of the occasional swimmer. Despite our natural fascination with sharks, we have become their worst enemy. Many shark species are in serious decline and a number are threatened with extinction as a result of overfishing and persecution. Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide presents a perfect mix of current science, history, anthropology, intriguing facts, and gripping photographs. Whether your fascination with sharks stems from fear or curiosity, your knowledge of these animals will improve immensely when you consult this book.



The Biology of Sharks and Rays

The Biology of Sharks and Rays Author A. Peter Klimley
ISBN-10 9780226442495
Release 2013-07-31
Pages 524
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The Biology of Sharks and Rays is a comprehensive resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, organized by theme, A. Peter Klimley covers a broad spectrum of topics, including taxonomy, morphology, ecology, and physiology. For example, he explains the body design of sharks and why the ridged, toothlike denticles that cover their entire bodies are present on only part of the rays’ bodies and are absent from those of chimaeras. Another chapter explores the anatomy of the jaws and the role of the muscles and teeth in jaw extension, seizure, and handling of prey. 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.



Deadly Beautiful

Deadly Beautiful Author Liana Joy Christensen
ISBN-10 9781927147986
Release 2011
Pages 272
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Did you know that the humble marmot is responsible for more than one billion human deaths? Or that it’s possible to be bitten by a snake’s head for up to an hour after it’s been decapitated? On the flip side, for every person bitten by a shark each year, 25 people are bitten by New Yorkers. It seems that truth sometimes is stranger than fiction!These facts and many more appear in this fascinating tribute to our world’s ‘deadly’ wildlife. At its heart, however, 'Deadly Beautiful' makes a passionate plea for us to learn to better cohabit with our fellow residents of planet Earth. Ever-increasing concern for the fate of the environment and the world’s endangered wildlife means that this book is a particularly timely addition to the world of natural history publishing. Dr Liana Joy Christensen, one of Australia’s foremost nature writers, takes a fresh and entertaining look at the ‘deadly’ animals with which humans have for so long enjoyed a love–hate relationship. These animals are generally not the aggressors nor the lethal killing machines that mythology and tradition would have us believe. Most also serve vital roles in maintaining the ecological balance of their habitats, while their fascinating behaviour and often striking beauty make them worthy of close study, particularly as so many of them are facing the worst death of all — extinction.Beautifully illustrated, 'Deadly Beautiful' is certain to foster a new understanding and appreciation of these incredible animals and their importance on a global scale.



Great Adventures

Great Adventures Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781743601020
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 319
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This beautiful hardback takes the reader on 75 of the most amazing adventures on the planet. From the ultimate challenge of climbing Mount Everest to less strenuous but equally inspiring experiences like kayaking with orcas in Canada and cycling Vietnam's backroads, this is the definitive companion to the world's most spectacular adventures. With stunning photographs, sumptuous descriptions and practical information, this inspirational coffee table book will delight armchair explorers and bone fide adventurers alike. 'While it is lovely to linger over the stunning photos, there is a lot more to this sumptuously designed title - a follow-up to Great Journeys - than meets the eye? This is a perfect gift for the traveller in your life who might be tempted to ride the Tour de France's high passes or paraglide from Mont Blanc's pearly summit.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Whether you're active or just love reading about action, there's something here for everyone.' Australian Associated Press 'If you liked Lonely Planet's Great Journeys, you'll love the next in the series - Great Adventures? Even if you're not planning a trip it's great for armchair travelling.' The Times About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)



Pacific science

Pacific science Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5127987
Release 2004
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American Scientist

American Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048085867
Release 2002
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Official Meeting Program

Official Meeting Program Author Ecological Society of America. Meeting
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122120665
Release 2002
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Sharkdiver Magazine

Sharkdiver Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009675349
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Adventure Tourism Management

Adventure Tourism Management Author Ralf Buckley
ISBN-10 9781856178341
Release 2009-10
Pages 268
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Covers a wide range of tourism activities - such as skiing, surfing, horse-riding and hiking. This is the essential textbook for students interested in this rapidly growing area of tourism industry. Ralf Buckley, Griffith Uni, Australia.



The Shark Watcher s Handbook

The Shark Watcher s Handbook Author Mark Carwardine
ISBN-10 0563537949
Release 2002
Pages 287
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Shark-watching, whether from the shore, from boats or face-to-face on the sea floor, is one of the fastest-growing activities around the world -last year, more than a quarter of a million people had an intentional underwater encounter with a shark. This book provides all the information necessary to plan a shark-watching trip. The first part of the book explains the background to shark-watching and descibes how it can be done in an eco-friendly way. It summarises the natural history of sharks, gives the truth about shark attacks, explains how to take good photographs under water and provides detailed, illustrated portraits of the 24 most frequently encountered species. The remainder of the book - a Directory of the world's top shark-watching sites, illustrated with high-quality photographs -provides all the practical information needed to plan your shark-watching trips, from when to go, what facilities and weather to expect to what level of expertise is required. This book will be an essential guide - for those who are already addicted to shark-watching and for anyone tempted to try this exciting and adventurous activity for the first time



A Guide to Field Guides

A Guide to Field Guides Author Diane Schmidt
ISBN-10 1563087073
Release 1999
Pages 304
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017683878
Release 2004
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Subject Guide to Books in Print 1992 93

Subject Guide to Books in Print  1992 93 Author
ISBN-10 0835245896
Release 1992
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Grzimek s Animal Life Encyclopedia Fishes I II

Grzimek s Animal Life Encyclopedia  Fishes I II Author Bernhard Grzimek
ISBN-10 UVA:X004718301
Release 2003
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Guide to the sharks and rays of southern Africa

Guide to the sharks and rays of southern Africa Author Leonard J. V. Compagno
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822004277968
Release 1989
Pages 158
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Birds in Art

Birds in Art Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924097732352
Release 2002
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