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Sharks, Sharks and More Sharks – Falvey Has Information

  • Posted by: Robin Bowles
  • Posted Date: July 25, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

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As part of Falvey’s observation of Shark Week, Robin Bowles, Nursing and Life Sciences librarian, prepared this “Dig Deeper” about shark resources available in Falvey.

Dig Deeper:

Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon Carcharias. Let’s get going with the most famous of the sharks, the Great White. This book covers everything you might wish to know about these masterful hunters of the sea.

The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks. Summer reading, but maybe not for the beach? Join journalist Susan Casey on her journey to Southeast Farallon Island off the coast of California to a shark enclave like no other.

Shark Trouble: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea. Best-selling author, master storyteller and shark fanatic Peter Benchley, author of Jaws and The Deep turns his hand to non-fiction for tales of sharks, humans and where they collide in this thrilling collection of shark tales.

Web of Science.” Ready to start searching the journal literature for more scholarly shark articles? Start with “Web of Science,” our best search engine for life sciences literature. Don’t forget to use the biological class name Chondrichthyes, which includes all sharks, skates and rays, to begin your dive into the shark literature.

Have a favorite shark species? Here’s some of the scientific names for the most popular sharks:

Great white shark – Carcharodon carcharias

Tiger shark – Galeocerdo cuvier

Great hammerhead shark – Sphyrna mokarran

Shortfin mako shark – Isurus oxyrinchus

 And my personal favorite

Lemon shark – Negaprion brevirostris

 Robin’s Complete List of Interesting Shark Reading at Falvey. Even more shark books for the truly obsessive.

Headshot of Robin BowlesRobin Bowles, Nursing and Life Sciences librarian, is in room 220. Telephone: 610-519-8129. Email:




Photograph of Alfred FryAlfred Fry, Science and Engineering librarian, is also available for research help. Office” room 224, telephone: 610-519-4283, email:




Robin Bowles’ and Alfred Fry’s photographs courtesy of Falvey Memorial Library. Shark photograph from

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