Compiled by a dedicated bibliophile, this is a weekly report on all those wonderful books of nature, science and history that presses charges in North America and the United Kingdom
Books ceiling Booksin the sky my pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How do I need!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
- ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular books for children.
compiled by Ian "Birdbooker" Paulsen, the Birdbooker Report
is a weekly report to record the variety of nature, natural history, ecology, animal behavior, science books and history that have been recently published or republished in North America and the UK. The books listed here were received by Ian during the previous week with the permission of several publishers.
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Castro, Jose I.
- The Sharks of North America. 2011. Oxford University Press. Hardcover: 613 pages. Price: $ 99.00 U.S. [Amazon UK, Amazon U.S.].
- Summary: What species of sharks live within 500 nautical miles off the coast of North America, and what do we know about them? Joseph I. Castro The Sharks of North America
is the first complete book in sixty years to answer these questions, and does so with unparalleled authority and aesthetic details. The 135 species of global accounts summarize current knowledge. Each begins with the etymology of common and scientific names of species, followed by the description, identification characteristics, geographic range, biology, breeding, nursery location, growth and longevity, and relationship with humans. These accounts summarize decades of research and review first-hand about sharks obtained from fishing and search operations across the continent. They are comprehensive, updated and dispel the many myths and misunderstandings that are in the scientific literature and popular.
Each species is illustrated by one or more digits original color profile, enhanced by images of the nose, upper and lower teeth and dermal denticles. The superb color illustrations were painted directly or recently dead sharks Castro photographs of live specimens or fresh. The anatomical precision and true to life color is unmatched. The pen and ink drawings detailed the muzzle and teeth are important aids for species identification and scanning electron microscopy exquisite dermal denticles.
The Sharks of North America serve as a reference on sharks for the twenty-first century and will surely become the main source of Information for anyone interested in sharks, conservation biologists and professional students, profane lit, and fishermen. This book presents a comprehensive account of all shark species in North America and anatomically correct color illustrations of all speciesIAN
RECOMMENDATION:. A must for anyone with an interest in sharks!
Werdelin, Lars and William Joseph Sanders (eds).
Cenozoic Mammals of Africa.
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