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Shark : In peril in the sea - David Owen


In peril in the sea

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The shark has been our planet's dominant predator for millions of years. But in just fifty years all sharks have become threatened by human activity; victims of a deadly combination of overfishing, pollution and the destruction of their habitats. Although scientific knowledge of sharks is increasing rapidly, there is still much to learn about these complex and elusive animals - and for many species it may already be too late...Despite this, in the popular imagination sharks remain poorly understood and, all too often, despised...Shark: In peril in the sea comprehensively overturns our negative and damaging perception of sharks. Thoroughly researched and written in clear, jargon-free prose by a shark 'outsider', it tells you everything you need to know about these sophisticated guardians of our oceans...Big and small, scary and harmless, this book stands up for sharks!

Shark attack : controversy, reality, response -- The way of the shark roads : sharks and indigenous societies -- 'This strange & merueylous fishe' : sharks and Europeans -- Fathoming the shark : evolution, classification -- Shark biology : form and function -- 'Creatures of extremes' : descriptions of sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras -- 'An incredibly bountiful crop' : shark exploitation -- Shark conservation : problems, solutions -- Sharks and creativity : visions of hunter and hunter.

ISBN: 9781741760743
ISBN-10: 1741760747
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1