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Baldridge, H.D. 1974. Shark Attack. Berkley Publishing Corp., New York, N.Y., 263 p. [The best popular account of shark attack].
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Budker, P. 1971. The Life of Sharks. Columbia University Press, New York, 222 p. [A somewhat dated overview of shark biology and ecology].
Carrier, J.C., J.A. Musick, and M.R. Heithaus (eds.). 2004. Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives. CRC Press, New York, 596 p. [Excellent review of shark and skate biology].
Castro, J.I. 1983. The Sharks of North American Waters. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 180 p. [A good identification guide to sharks].
Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. Sharks of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date. Part 1 – Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125, Vol. 4, Pt. 1. pp. 1-249. [THE definitive source for information on species and distributions of sharks].
Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. Sharks of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date. Part 2 – Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125, Vol. 4, Pt. 2. pp. 251-655. [THE definitive source for information on species and distributions of sharks].
Compagno, L.J.V. 2001. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Volume 2. Bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 1, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. 269p. [THE definitive source for information on species and distributions of sharks].
Compagno, L.J.V., M. Dando, and S. Fowler 2005. Sharks of the world. Princeton Field Guides, Princeton University Press, 368 p. [Excellent popular guide to shark species of the world].
Cousteau, Jacques-Yves and Philippe Cousteau. 1970. The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Sea. Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, 277 p. [Popular account of sharks with dated misconceptions].
Ellis, R. 1976. The Book of Sharks. New York; Grosset & Dunlap, 256 p. [Great illustrations].
Fowler, S., R. Cavanagh, M. Camhi, G. Burgess, G. Caillet, S. Fordham, C. Simpfendorfer, and J. Musick (eds.) 2005. Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras: The Status of the Chondrichthyan Fishes. World Conservation Union, 462 pp.
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Gibson, A. 2002. Sharks. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 160 p.
Gilbert, P.W. (ed.). 1963. Sharks and Survival. D.C. Heath and Company, Boston, 578 p. [Technical articles on sharks].
Gilbert, P.W., R.F. Mathewson, and D.P. Rall (eds.). 1967. Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 624 p. [Technical articles on sharks and their kin].
Gribble, N.A., McPherson, G. and Lane, B. (eds.). 1998. Shark Management and Conservation. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Dept. of Primary Industries, 143 p. [Great views of biology, conservation, and fisheries].
Gruber, S.H. (ed.). 1991. Discovering Sharks. American Littoral Society, Highlands, New Jersey, 122 p. [Twenty review chapters on shark biology and conservation].
Hamlett, W.C. (ed.). 1999. Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes. John Hopkins Press, Baltimore, MD, 515 p.
Hamlett, W.C. (ed.). 2005. Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Chondrichthyes: Sharks, batoids and chimaeras. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, 562 p. [Great summary of reproductive biology of sharks and rays].
Hodgson, E.S., and R.F. Mathewson (eds.). 1978. Sensory Biology of Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Office of Naval Research Dept. of the Navy, Arlington, Virginia, 666 p. [Technical articles on shark sensory biology].
Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. CSIRO Australia; East Melbourne, Australia, 513 p. + 84 pl. [The finest regional treatment of sharks available].
Lineaweaver, T.H. and R.H. Backus. 1984. The Natural History of Sharks. Nick Lyons Books, New York, 256 p. [A good popular review of sharks].
MacLeish, W.H. (ed.). 1981. Sharks. Oceanus 24 (4): 1-79. [Eleven good review articles on aspects of shark biology and behavior].
McCormick, H.W., T. Allen, and W.E. Young. 1963. Shadows in the Sea. Weathervane Books, New York, 415 p. [A popular account of sharks].
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Musick, J. (ed.). 1999. Life in the Slow Lane: Ecology and Conservation of Long-Lived Marine Animals. American Fisheries Society Symposium 23, American Fisheries Society, Maryland, 265 p. [Great views of biology, conservation, and fisheries].
Pepperell, J.G. l992. Sharks: Biology and Fisheries : Papers from the international Sharks Down Under conference, Taronga Zoo l991. CSIRO, Victoria, Australia, 349 p. [Great views of biology, conservation, and fisheries].
Pratt, H.L. Jr., S. H. Gruber, and T. Taniuchi (ed.). 1990. Elasmobranchs as Living Resources: Advances in the Biology, Ecology, Systematics, and the Status of the Fisheries. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 90, U.S. Department of Commerce, 518 p. [Great views of biology, conservation, and fisheries].
Schulze-Haugen, M., T. Corey, and N.E. Kohler 2004. Guide to Sharks, Tunas, and Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. NOAA and Rhode Island Sea Grant, Silver Springs, MD, 118 p. [Excellent identification guide].
Server, L. 1989. Sharks. Crescent Books, New York, 128 p. [Good photographs of sharks].
Springer, V.G., and J.P. Gold. 1989. Sharks in Question. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 187 p. [The best source for answers to most shark-related questions].
Stafford-Deitsch, J. 1988. Shark, A Photographer’s Story. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 200 p. [Fantastic photographs of sharks].
Steel, R. 1985. Sharks of the World. Blandford Press Ltd, New York, 192 p. [Decent overview of shark biology and ecology].
Stevens, J.D. (ed.). 1987. Sharks. Facts on File Publications. New York, 240 p. [A very good review of shark biology and ecology, plus lots of great photos].
Stevens, J.D. (ed.). 1999. Sharks. Check Mark Books, New York, 240 p. [A very good review of shark biology and ecology, plus lots of great photos].
Walker, T. I. (ed.). 1998. Shark Fisheries Management and Biology, in Marine and Freshwater Research, 49(7):553-767. [Great view of biology, conservation, and fisheries].
Young, W.E. and H.S. Mazet. 1933. Shark! Shark! Gotham House, New York, 287 p. [A fisherman’s perspective on sharks and shark fishing].
Zahuranec, B.J. 1983. Shark Repellents From The Sea – New Perspectives. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, AAAS Selected Symposium 83, 210 p. [Ten technical papers on shark repellents].
Shark References compiled by:
George H. Burgess
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611