Monday, June 13, 2011

The Shark Bible - The Summers Must Have

What Oprah's Book Club missed this summer was a good read with some teeth in it.

Fortunately for beach loungers across the nation this summer there's Dr. Jose Castros new book for the sharky set.

Welcome to The Sharks of North America an about to be released new book on our toothy friends featuring 135 comprehensive species accounts summarize the present knowledge.

Each begins with the etymology of a species' common and scientific names, followed by the description, identifying characteristics, geographic range, biology, reproduction, location of nurseries, growth and longevity, and relation to humans. These accounts synthesize decades of research and first-hand examination of sharks collected in fisheries and research operations across the continent. They are thorough, current, and dispel many myths and misunderstandings found in the scientific and popular literature.

Each species is illustrated by one or more original profile figures in color, augmented by images of the snout, upper and lower teeth, and dermal denticles. The stunning color illustrations have been painted directly from freshly dead sharks or Castro's photographs of live or fresh specimens. Their anatomical accuracy and true-to-life coloration are unmatched. The detailed pen and ink drawings of the snout and teeth are crucial aids to species identification, as are the exquisite scanning electron microphotographs of dermal denticles.

The Sharks of North America will serve as the standard reference on sharks for the twenty-first century and is certain to become the primary source of information for anyone interested in sharks, from professional biologists and conservationists to students, informed laypersons, and fishermen.

Get yours today and be the first to accurately identify shark images on Facebook!