What would happen if a great white shark and a killer whale had a fight? This nonfiction reader compares and contrasts the two species. Students will learn about the animals' anatomies, behaviors, and more. Includes beautiful photos, charts, illustrations, and fascinating facts.
Many people fear the great white shark. But an even deadlier animal lurks in the world’s oceans--the killer whale. What would happen if these two faced off? This book looks at the advantages and attack moves of each of these underwater predators. Charts and graphs compare and contrast the two in tooth size, secret weapons, weight, and more. A final narrative tells of an epic battle between the animals. Who will rule the ocean?
It’s fight time for the great white shark and the killer whale! One animal is The Terrible Torpedo, and the other animal is a Wolf of the Sea. Both fighters boast massive jaws. But which one will be crowned champion of the Showdown at Sea?
Great white sharks are the largest predatory sharks in the sea! They live all over the world, have many sharp teeth, and can smell blood from miles away. Dive deep into the ocean, and find all the facts about these incredible sharks.
A comprehensive account of the various components that go into the making of a film, concentrating on such elements as a film's creation, its sense of filmic space, its changes in sense of time, its sound, visual composition, and editing. Concluding with a detailed analysis of the film, 'The Exorcist, ' in a demonstration of how all the elements of film construction can be included successfully in an analysis, this book will be suitable for all introduction to film courses, as well as for general readers
Antarctica by United States. Antarctic Projects Office
The Author has condensed virtually everything that is known about the great white sharks that are preserved in European museums in this book. Available data of 105 great white sharks from 45 institutions is presented herein. Most material consists of taxidermied specimens and jaws. Most specimens with known capture locations come from the Mediterranean Sea. The majority of specimens are very old. The jaws belonging to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, dated from at least 1640-1660, are the oldest white shark material preserved in Europe. The largest specimens of which parts are preserved in any European museum may be those of which skeletal parts are preserved in the Museo di Anatomia Comparata of Rome, Italy, and the Museo Zoologico "La Specola" of Florence, Italy. The cast of a 5.65 m female great white shark preserved in the Muse cantonal de Zoologie of Lausanne, is the worlds largest that has been reconstructed directly from a whole specimen. The largest skin-mounted specimen is a 5.22 m female preserved in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Trieste. The 1.50 m female preserved in the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum of Frankfurt is the smallest taxidermied white shark preserved in Europe. The publication also includes a concise general account of white shark evolution, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, feeding, attacks on humans and fishery. Up-to-date literature references are included. Extensively researched, this encyclopedic account is enhanced by many photographs and drawings, that bring to life the extraordinary world of the great white shark. The ease of reading of the book and its thoroughness will make it a welcomed addition to any naturalist's library.
Mako sharks, shortfin mako and longfin mako, belong to the family Lamnidae, which also includes the great white shark. Makos have very ancient origins, appearing in prehistoric oceans between 40 and 60 million years ago. The elegant shape, the curved prominent teeth and the tail shaped like a halfmoon make them unmistakable. The shortfin mako can be considered among the fastest of all sharks, since it can reach speeds of 35-56 km/h and can jump out of the water to more than 6 meters in height. Makos have the speed and agility to catch fast swimming prey, such as tunas, swordfishes and dolphins. Some makos have been found with a swordfish bill driven into their body after fighting with prey. Makos are considered dangerous animals: attacks on divers, swimmers and boats are known, but are rare because these predators prefer offshore waters. The shortfin mako is fished all over the world and is prized for the high quality of its meat. Moreover its fighting temper makes it one of the most sought-after prey by the sport-fishermen.
Shattering the myths about these intricate and mysterious creatures, a relevatory guide explores the many extraordinary facets of killer whales, from their amazing hunting skills and superior strength to their ability to communicate.