Monday, July 26, 2010

Whale Sharks - the book by Dr. D Rowat!!

Things may have seemed to be a bit quite on the whale shark blog over the last few months but behind the scenes there’s been a lot going, not least of which being David finally getting the long awaited book on Whale Sharks completed…

And so after many months of hard work and the input and contributions of a very great many people, the book is now rolling off the presses as we speak! “Whale Sharks – An introduction to the world’s largest fish from one of the world’s smallest nations, The Seychelles” is in A4 landscape format with a hard cover and has 128 pages covering general biology, Ecology, Research and Conservation.

Image wise it is copiously illustrated with 60 stunning full page colour prints and over 200 inset photos from a wide range of contributing photographers. There is also an Information section with details of whale shark programmes globally and while it is not designed as a scientific text it is fully referenced with a bibliography of the scientific reference papers for those keen to follow up on specific aspects.
The foreword is by Dr. Geoff Taylor, the author of the classic 1994 book “Whale sharks – Gentle giants of Ningaloo Reef” and this book hopes to continue the work that Geoff started by providing up-to-date information to the public about this the world’s largest living shark.

The book will be released in mid August with a cover price of £40, but pre-delivery is now available on-line through at a special price of £35 per copy.

We hope that you enjoy it!

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