Stunning animal photography accompanies tales of high adventure from National Geographic explorers and photographers in this compelling book about sharks, now available in paperback.
National Geographic photographers and expert scuba divers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes share their vast knowledge and in-the-field experiences of sharks' watery world. Through fascinating first-person accounts, cool images, and fun facts, kids learn about the different varieties of sharks, how they live, and the challenges they face.
Designed for animal lovers and report writers alike, this series offers insight into field of animal study and observation, presents the latest discoveries, and relates stories of exciting encounters (including some close calls!). It's a great way to bring kids face-to-face with animals out of the zoo, out of the library, and into the wild.
About the Author
David Doubilet is an acclaimed underwater photographer who has been a contract photographer for National Geographic since 1976 and has shot numerous articles for the publication. A member of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, he has explored the world's waters from a young age, photographing the depths of such places as New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the Southwest Pacific. Doubilet has photographed stingrays, sponges, and sleeping sharks in the Caribbean as well as shipwrecks in the South Pacific, the Atlantic, and at Pearl Harbor. His books include Light in the Sea, The Kingdom of Coral: Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and Fish Face. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Lennart Nilsson Award in photography and the Sara Prize.
Jennifer Hayes is a marine biologist and photojournalist specializing in aquatic systems. Her research interests are the evolution and ecology of primitive fishes. She is an award-winning photographer, an author, and a speaker. Jennifer and National Geographic contributing photographer David Doubilet work as a team to coproduce stories for National Geographic magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
How many people are scared of sharks? Sharks are portrayed to be scary creatures because they attack things in water suddenly for no apparent reason right? I bet not very many people know that there are more people that actually attack sharks than sharks attacking people. People fish for sharks because they want to collect their fins to sell or sell the shark itself. Sharks are aggressive creatures, but they are more curious than anything. Most of the time sharks attack surfers because they are mistaken for seals. "Face To Face With Sharks" is interesting because there is much information that many people do not normally hear. Many people think that they are the victims of the sharks, but the sharks are actually more of the victims since they are hunted and captured more than people are. Once someone gains knowledge of something they fear or are unsure about, he or she will look at it in a totally different way once they are educated about it. For example, "Face To Face With Sharks" is very informative and can help people better understand sharks and their behavior. Once people understand sharks a little bit more, they are less likely to be afraid of them. Also, by people understanding sharks, this knowledge can help them prevent future attacks from sharks and to sharks. What do you say? Come and join us on this wild adventure of discovering the different unique characteristics and qualities many sharks posses.