Gliding through the water at breakneck speeds--a fin, just skimming the surface of the water. The biggest jaws you've ever seen. These are the iconic images that flash through all our minds when we think of sharks, but there's so much more to know about these majestic predators of the sea.
If you're already a fan of the Discovery's phenomenon Shark Week, then you will love this book! From the unique look of the prehistoric Whorl shark, to the hunting techniques of the Great White, all the thrills and chills of Shark Week are now here for year-round reading. Filled with photos, first-hand accounts of shark attacks, and unbelievable facts (Did you know that there are sharks that live in volcanoes?), this book is for every shark fanatic who wants to get even more up close and personal.
Now you really can live every week like it's shark week.
For readers transfixed by sharks, this photograph-filled guide, a tie-in to Discovery's annual Shark Week, will hit the spot. Brockenbrough walks a nifty line between dispelling myths like "sharks can smell a single drop of blood in the ocean" and emphasizing just how awesome they are. Six chapters cover shark biology, anatomy, unusual specimens like the cookie-cutter shark ("the only shark that's also a parasite"), and wouldn't-it-be-cool face-offs like "lion vs. tiger shark" and "shortfin mako vs. crocodile." Brockenbrough also examines the threats sharks face from human hunting, pollution, and global warming, raising the question of who the real predator is. Shark attack survival stories (what would Shark Week be without a little blood in the water?) closes out a balanced and richly informative narrative. Ages 9 12.