Great White

Great White

The Majesty of Sharks

Book - 2009
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For most people, sharks and fear go hand in hand. Renowned photographer and conservationist Chris Fallows maintains a more nuanced relationship with the superpredator. Gasp-inducing in their immediacy and surprise, Fallows's brilliant photographs present these mighty creatures in a different light.Great Whitethe first publication to collect Fallows's workreveals the sublime beauty of sharks and provides a rare glimpse into the largely unseen world of great whites, hammerheads, and other breeds. Fallows captures these fearsome creatures both above water, as they intersect with humanity, and below, in their mysterious underwater domain. A one-of-a-kind portrait of the shark and a superlative study of the nature photographer's art, this book is bound to turn heads and elicit a deep appreciation for the creatures that inhabit our oceans.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780811871037
Branch Call Number: 597.33 FAL
Characteristics: 191 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 x 32 cm

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Umachan Feb 14, 2011

Gorgeous photo essay of great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. The images of the white shark are amazing and enhanced by a smattering of photos of other species of shark. Short essays chronicle the behavior, threats to and human perceptions of these prehistoric predators. Very impressive.

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