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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762777974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762777976
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,444,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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"SHARK : A Visual History" was written to accompany the exhibition of sharks in art presented at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during the summer of 2012. The event was curated by the author, Richard Ellis.

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.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lori kuchenbeisser on May 16, 2012
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I went to MOA in Fort Lauderdale, FL to see the exhibit this was created for. There's a section for the movie: "
Jaws". But NOTHING about Discovery Channels: Shark Week. This tv series has only been around for 25 years. Other than that I enjoyed it.
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