***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Yes, sharks are scary. Yes, they inspire terrifying movies like Jaws. But did you know that most sharks are very gentle and do not typically attack humans? They're also an important and vital part of the Earth's aquatic eco-systems. Without sharks, other populations would explode and cause damage to the coral reefs and sea-grass habitats. So yes, sharks are our friends. No, really. They are.
This 192 page full-color book includes over 400 vivid photos and offers a wealth of information about the nearly 500 species of sharks. Sharkopedia is the ultimate comprehensive resource for shark fans of all ages and explains everything there is to know about these amazing underwater predators. Its chapters dive into areas such as:
· Shark Anatomy and Senses –Explore shark parts, skin, muscles, fins, gills, hearing, taste and touch.
· Feeding Habits – What’s the name of the shark that takes small, cookie shaped bites out of its prey?
· Record Breakers – Which shark can live over 200 years?
· Shark Behavior – Do sharks sleep?
· Shark Conservation – Rather than being afraid of sharks, people should be afraid for sharks, as their populations are seriously threatened. Scientists, legislators and advocates—people who love sharks—are working to protect sharks in many ways.
In addition, Sharkopedia is filled with information about some of the most infamous sharks, including the Great White, Bull and Tiger. Learn about the two fastest-swimming sharks, how some sharks get their teeth cleaned, and why tiger sharks are known as “garbage guts.” Readers will get a close-up look at what makes sharks the most fearsome hunters in the ocean, read about the Great White “Ring of Death,” and much more.
“New advances in technology have allowed scientists to learn a great deal about sharks and one thing is abundantly clear – sharks are not the mindless monsters of the deep that many thought them to be,” said Dehart. “Whether you are fascinated or frightened by sharks, Sharkopedia showcases these amazing animals and allows us to captivate audiences year round outside of the water.”
I received a copy of this awesome book to check out for myself. There are over 400 high quality photos, which really help to bring the book to life. My kids love flipping through the book and learning about these predators. Pretty much every shark species is covered, from the smaller Angel Sharks and Rays, to the fearsome Great White.
Check out just a few of the pages of this awesome Sharkopedia!
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in nature or marine life. It's packed full of interesting facts and info, and the photos are absolutely incredible! So definitely check out the Sharkopedia and learn more about these amazing animals and the efforts currently being made to help preserve their populations worldwide.
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