For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans.

Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety.


Sharks are a fascinating animal.  And many children are interested in learning about them.  So this addition to the Science Comics series is a welcome one.  The book mixes humor with fact using a red snapper and diver and silly illustrations.  The information covered includes types of sharks, anatomy, hunting abilities, and brief two page spreads on specific species.  Issues related to shark survival are also mentioned including pollution of the ocean, over fishing of prey, and killing of sharks for their fins.  The illustrations in this book play a heavy role in reader understanding with some silly pictures breaking up the serious ones.  The only issue I had with the book was the heavy use of official scientific name which slowed the reading of the book a bit, but passionate readers will push past that.  A fun addition to a great series.



Dive into the wild world of sharks! Get up close to learn the truth behind these fantastic, ferocious fish with famed National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Join this amazing underwater adventure to track the sharks of the world, from the teeniest dogfish to the ever feared great white. This ultimate book features every species of shark on the planet, with awesome photos, fascinating facts, the latest science, and firsthand stories of real-life encounters with these incredible creatures. Learn how sharks live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not you are actually on the menu!


I really enjoyed reading this book.  This book demonstrates clearly the things that I love so much about National Geographic publications.  The photographs are gorgeous and stunning.  Some of them almost made me jump they were so close up.  The author, Brian Skerry, took many of the photographs and as a result shares some of his experiences taking some of them.  This is a fascinating glimpse into the career of a talented underwater photographer.  The design of the book is large and browser friendly with bright colors and eye-catching arrangements of text and photographs.  The subjects covered include definition of sharks and types of sharks, shark anatomy, shark reproduction and babies, the top sharks, shark myths busted, and colossal fossils.  The information is fascinating making this a book to pore over.  A great book for shark lovers of all ages.


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