Books by Jennifer Hayes

Released: Feb. 1, 2009

The gaping mouth of a great white shark on the cover reveals the nature and strength of this latest entry in National Geographic's Face to Face series: striking color photographs of sharks of all kinds. The authors, experienced underwater photographers, describe some of their personal close encounters, offer an overview of sharks in general, family variation and issues in shark conservation. Well-reproduced images range from an attacking great white (shown through the bars of the photographer's protective cage) to a newborn lemon shark pup still attached to its mother and schools of sharks in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Cutlines identify species and location for sharks (and, occasionally, their prey) pictured. Sidebars add information: how to avoid shark attacks, sharks' toothy skin, their camouflage. Like others in this series, the end matter includes sections on how readers can help, ways they might learn more, and two pages of facts at a glance including a map that serves as a second index. More sensation than information, this is sure to appeal. (glossary, further resources, index, notes) (Nonfiction. 7-10)Read full book review >