Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures: Visual Encyclopedia
Feed your child's curiosity about sharks and other water creatures with this vibrantly illustrated, informative resource that is bursting with amazing shark facts in anatomy, behavior, and habitats. In typical DK fashion, you will also find information at a glance with data boxes that highlights prey size and dangers to humans, size of creatures, location and diet.
Creatures are divided into 8 categories: primeval predators, mud-rooting monsters, devils of the dark, killers between the tides, muscle mouthed gulpers, cruisers and chasers, inshore marauders, and predators of the reef. Nearly 150 marine animals are represented. Glossary and Index. 207 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne
Dive into Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia to discover everything there is to know about the ocean's biggest predators.
Brought to life with cutting-edge CGI technology, more than 200 sharks and fierce fish are featured in highly visual profiles. From great white sharks to barracudas, children can explore dangerous waters with age-appropriate texts and photographs. Compare different ocean habitats, body sizes, tails, and more in the eight chapters that cover the different classifications of sharks, including bullhead sharks, ground sharks, and carpet sharks.
Find out why they are called tiger sharks, discover how long frilled sharks' pregnancies last, and see why a hammerhead shark's head is shaped that way. Learn which sharks live in salt water, which sharks live in fresh water, and which sharks can live in both!
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