New Book on Great White Sharks in Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Great White Sharks

A Comprehensive Study Including All Recorded Sightings

Alessandro De Maddalena and Walter Heim
Foreword by Marie Levine

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-5889-9
EBook ISBN: 978-0-7864-8815-5
ca. 90 photos, maps, bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2012

Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2011

About the Book
The great white shark has been haunting the waters of the Mediterranean Sea since well before man dared to venture on the water. In 1996, the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank began collecting and recording encounters between great white sharks and boats, bathers, divers, fishermen and others from the Middle Ages to the present. This meticulously researched work presents the study’s findings for the first time, releasing a trove of information on the great white’s size, distribution, habitat, behavior, reproduction, diet, fisheries and attacks on humans. With 593 records of great white sharks from the entire sea, this volume represents the most complete and comprehensive study on the species in that region and constitutes a rich resource for historians, scientists, fishermen, and divers.

About the Author
Alessandro De Maddalena is the curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank and a founding member of the Mediterranean Shark Research Group. Considered one of the world’s best nature illustrators, De Maddalena has produced more than 700 illustrations of sharks and cetaceans and is the author of 17 books on sharks. Walter Heim, a mechanical engineer, started photographing sharks in 2001 and with his daughter Jessica has developed techniques to photograph mako and blue sharks at close range. His pictures have appeared in many books and wildlife magazines.

Source: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub


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