THE STORY OF THE SPORTING GUN. By Ranulf Rayner.

THE STORY OF THE SPORTING GUN. By Ranulf Rayner.

FALLOW DEER: THEIR HISTORY, DISTRIBUTION AND BIOLOGY. By Donald and Norma  Chapman.

FALLOW DEER: THEIR HISTORY, DISTRIBUTION AND BIOLOGY. By Donald and Norma Chapman.

THE SHARKS. By Robert F. Burgess.

(1970) ND later reprint. 8vo (162 x 240mm). Pp159,i. B/w photographs, illustrations, bibliography, pictorial end-papers. Two-tone grey and blue boards, spine titled in blue.

Sharks - their natural history, the myths and legends that surround them and one chapter on angling, mostly in America. "Robert F. Burgess tells in this book of the history of man's fear of sharks, the myths that he invented about these fish, and how he is gradually overcoming his superstitious dread of these terrifying animals in order to learn more about the seas and oceans of the world." Chapters include: Shark myths, men and gods; Shark attack!; Sharks out of the past; The man-eaters; Fighting the menace; Shark fishing; The shark specialists; Schoolmistress of sharks; Porpoises vs. sharks; Science and sharks; Barbarian or benefactor? Appendices include:- How to identify a shark; U.S. Navy "Shark Danger" ratings; Maximum sizes of common species of sharks.
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Book Code
2022
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Author Burgess (Robert F.). (b. 1927).
Book Code 2022
ISBN 0385001673 / 0385001673
Book Description Cloth stained and smells rather musty. Good only in very good dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1970
Publisher Doubleday and Company, Inc.
Place Garden City, New York.