Sharks Nature's perfect hunter

Joe Flood

Book - 2018

Presented in comic book format, this in-depth introduction to sharks examines their undersea terrain, their cunning adaptability, and their staggering variety. Includes glossary.

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Series
Science comics (First Second (Firm))
Subjects
Genres
Educational comics
Nonfiction comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Published
New York : First Second 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"Get to know your universe!"--Cover.
Physical Description
122 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781626727878
1626727872
Main Author
Joe Flood (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–7—Fascinating, detailed facts about a remarkable variety of sharks, coupled with fun, colorful artwork, make this latest entry in the series a winner. Shark enthusiasts will appreciate the specifics about adaptations and hunting techniques, while beginners will find the solid introductory material engaging. The book is cohesively organized by characteristics and species subdivisions. Browsers will easily locate information on a particular topic, but students will gain the most insight by reading the volume cover to cover. Woven throughout is a simple story of a fishing boat captain on the hunt for sharks while a scientist dispels many misconceptions about the animals. Flood addresses the lore and fear that surrounds these predators, most of it coming from literature and the media. Detailed illustrations complement the text beautifully, with close-ups of the various features of different sharks as well as useful diagrams and charts. VERDICT An accessible and inviting work, recommended for most libraries. Offer this one to fans of Lauren Tarshis's I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 for a more complete picture of these complex and intriguing creatures.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!