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Shark Trouble

Peter Benchley

Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The bestselling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades of experience to share information about sharks and other marine animals. "Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage," Benchley writes, "partly because they occur so rarely, but mostly, I think, because people are, and always have been, simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live-deep water beyond our sight and understanding-and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations." Benchley describes the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to man), what is and isn't known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further-all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, bestselling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean. As Benchley says, "The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there, how they behave, how they support themselves, and how they perceive us. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that's precisely how we approach the oceans." No longer. Not after you've read Shark Trouble. From the Hardcover edition.

Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The bestselling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades of experience to share information about sharks and other marine animals. "Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage," Benchley writes, "partly because they occur so rarely, but mostly, I think, because people are, and always have been, simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live-deep water beyond our sight and understanding-and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations." Benchley describes the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to man), what is and isn't known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further-all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, bestselling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean. As Benchley says, "The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there, how they behave, how they support themselves, and how they perceive us. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that's precisely how we approach the oceans." No longer. Not after you've read Shark Trouble. From the Hardcover edition.
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Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The bestselling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades of experience to share information about sharks and other marine animals. "Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage," Benchley writes, "partly because they occur so rarely, but mostly, I think, because people are, and always have been, simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live-deep water beyond our sight and understanding-and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations." Benchley describes the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to man), what is and isn't known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further-all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, bestselling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean. As Benchley says, "The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there, how they behave, how they support themselves, and how they perceive us. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that's precisely how we approach the oceans." No longer. Not after you've read Shark Trouble. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

5h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:57