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River Monsters : True Stories of the Ones That Didn't Get Away - Jeremy Wade

River Monsters

True Stories of the Ones That Didn't Get Away

Paperback Published: 27th March 2012
ISBN: 9780306820816
Number Of Pages: 304

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Called “the greatest angling explorer of his generation” (Independent on Sunday), Jeremy Wade takes viewers where no wildlife program has gone before. Now Wade goes truly beneath the surface, disclosing full details of how he catches each species and recounting the off-camera highlights of his extraordinary life. From his arrest as a suspected spy in Southeast Asia to a plane crash in the rainforest, every page of the Wall Street Journal bestseller River Monsters is packed with adventure. From the heart of the Congo to the depths of the Amazon, Wade reels in fish of staggering proportions and terrifying demeanor for an unforgettable read.

About the Author

The host of River Monsters, Jeremy Wade has also worked as a science teacher, newspaper reporter, and advertising copywriter, and has written for publications including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, and BBC Wildlife magazine. He lives in southern England.

Industry Reviews

Outside "Fishing may be a hobby to you, but for Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's RiverMonsters, it's a way of life. Wade scours the rivers of the world for the stuff of legend, and we're lucky enough to bear witness. Viewers have seen him catch a lot of big fish ... but most of the thrill comes from watching the hunt." Library Journal, 8/1/12"Compelling."

Introduction: Why some fishermen's tales are truep. 1
Goonchp. 8
Welsp. 33
Goliath tigerfishp. 48
Piranhap. 68
Arapaimap. 75
Piraibap. 95
Candirup. 104
Nile perchp. 111
Alligator garp. 124
Freshwater sharkp. 135
River stingrayp. 147
The Lake lliamna monsterp. 167
Snakeheadp. 190
River shark revisitedp. 200
Bol katap. 213
Electric eelp. 222
Sawfishp. 233
Captain Cook's man-eaterp. 246
Epilogue: What else is down there?p. 262
References and further readingp. 267
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
Photo creditsp. 271
About the authorp. 273
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ISBN: 9780306820816
ISBN-10: 0306820811
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 27th March 2012
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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