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Shark: A Visual History Paperback – April 17, 2012
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About the Author
Richard Ellis is one of America’s most celebrated marine artists and writers. A research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, he is also the author of sixteen books, including Imagining Atlantis, The Search for the Giant Squid, Great White Shark, Men and Whales, Deep Atlantic, and Singing Whales and Flying Squid. He lives in New York City.
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The book is a riveting history of how sharks have been seen and portrayed, not only in art, but by our society. Meticulously researched and detailed, it tells the story of the way these much maligned marine predators were first characterized by sailors, then turned into the monsters of the human imagination in modern literature and films. Finally, it documents the massacre of sharks for the shark fin soup market that is currently driving them to extinction.
The artwork that illustrates it also covers a wide span of history, and turns it into a collector's dream. I am honoured to be able to say that four of my paintings, and my book on shark ethology and behaviour, are included.