Aquatic animals possess amazing defensive and offensive specialisations. Many, like the shark, are beautiful to behold in their native environment. In over 470 colourful photographs, this book captures the beauty of these creatures and offers a rich source of facts about them. There are sections dealing with their identifying features, biology, and habitat, as well as a section on prevention, first aid, and emergency procedures. There are also 11 colour maps, a glossary, and suggested readings. Included are: sharks, rays, and other wound-producing animals; aquatic animals that sting; invertebrates and vertebrates poisonous to eat; electric fishes and human parasitic catfish.
Bruce W Halstead MD