By Jose I. Castro,Diane Rome Peebles
The one hundred thirty five accomplished species bills summarize the current wisdom. each one starts with the etymology of a species' universal and clinical names, by means of the outline, deciding on features, geographic diversity, biology, replica, situation of nurseries, development and toughness, and relation to people. those bills synthesize a long time of study and first-hand exam of sharks accumulated in fisheries and examine operations around the continent. they're thorough, present, and dispel many myths and misunderstandings present in the medical and well known literature.
Each species is illustrated through a number of unique profile figures in colour, augmented by means of photos of the snout, higher and decrease enamel, and dermal denticles. the lovely colour illustrations were painted at once from freshly lifeless sharks or Castro's images of stay or clean specimens. Their anatomical accuracy and true-to-life shade are unequalled. The exact pen and ink drawings of the snout and the teeth are the most important aids to species identity, as are the beautiful scanning electron microphotographs of dermal denticles.
The Sharks of North the United States will function the normal reference on sharks for the twenty-first century and is sure to develop into the first resource of data for an individual drawn to sharks, from expert biologists and conservationists to scholars, knowledgeable laypersons, and fishermen.