Spotlight on Nature: Shark

Spotlight on Nature: Shark

Spotlight on Nature: Shark

Not Just Books

Books about animals have nearly universal appeal—especially when the spotlight is placed on the wild families that make up the natural world.

Spotlight on Nature is tailored for readers wanting to know more about their favourite creatures than a simple picture book or encyclopedia article can tell them, and the unique narrative features interspersed throughout the informational text will attract fans of classic nature shows.

With a deep dive into the animals’ lives and habitats, readers will discover the secrets of the featured creature’s world. Each title also underscores the importance of conservation, pointing out where people can see the animal in both captivity and the wild.

Sharks and their relatives (rays, skates and chimaeras) are unique among fish. Their skeletons are made of cartilage instead of bone. Around 500 different shark species have been discovered and named. Some large sharks, such as tiger, mako, great white, bull and blue sharks, are apex predators. This means they are at the top of their food chains. They hunt other sea creatures and have no natural predators. The largest shark species — whale and basking sharks — are not hunters at all. They roam with their mouths open, filtering tiny organisms called plankton from the water. About 80 per cent of all shark species grow to lengths of no more than 1.5 m.

Contents incudes:

  • Meet the Family

  • Life Begins

  • Early Adventures

  • Life Lessons

  • Spotting Sharks

Spotlight on Nature: Shark


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