The Shark Chronicles: A Scientist Tracks the Consummate Predator

The Shark Chronicles: A Scientist Tracks the Consummate Predator

by John Musick, Beverly McMillan

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Overview

“Hands-down . . . the most entertaining and informative shark book I’ve ever read. Written with insight, humor, and great authority.” —Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean

Few animals elicit the same mythical terror as sharks, and yet we know little about these elusive, ancient creatures. Internationally renowned shark researcher John A. Musick and science writer Beverly McMillan bring us along on a thrilling adventure as they track sharks from fossil quarries in Bear Gulch, Montana, to a nurse shark mating lagoon in the Dry Tortugas. By way of Alaska, Japan, the Bimini islands, and the world’s leading shark-research labs, we discover how sharks navigate using electromagnetic signals, have a bloodhound’s sense of smell, are both cold- and warm-blooded, and possess biochemical weapons that someday might help us fend off tumors and microbes.

Excavating the secret lives of sharks from the dark recesses of the oceans, this captivating scientific exploration challenges us to rethink our relationship with sharks, leaving us with the question: Are humans the prey, or the predator?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805073591
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

John A. Musick is an internationally recognized shark researcher and professor of marine science at the College of William and Mary.

Beverly McMillan is the author of Titanic and co-author with Musick of Oceans: Life in the Deep. They live in Gloucester, Virginia.

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