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Shark : Stories of Life and Death from the World's Most Dangerous Waters - Nathaniel May


Stories of Life and Death from the World's Most Dangerous Waters

By: Nathaniel May (Editor), Clint Willis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th May 2002
ISBN: 9781560253976
Number Of Pages: 398

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Shark picks up where previous Adrenaline titles such as Rough Water and Deep Blue left off, with a collection focusing on man's terrifying interactions with one of the planet's most frightening beasts—an animal that arouses our most primal fears—fears that were recently brought to the surface by an outbreak of fatal attacks on this country's beaches. From novelists to sailors to oceanographers to divers, man's encounters with sharks have produced a diverse body of gripping, often inspired writing by great names in adventure literature. Along with 16 black-and-white photos, selections feature a wide range of work with an emphasis on thrills and chills, including Peter Matthiessen on the great white shark, Edward Marriott on hunting man-eaters off Nicaragua, Richard Fernicola's account of the 1916 shark attacks that inspired Peter Benchley's Jaws, and Jacques Cousteau's studies of the creatures.

Photographsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
from Blue Meridianp. 1
from Savage Shorep. 33
Shark Divep. 67
A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wildernessp. 79
The Shark's Parlorp. 89
from The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrerap. 95
Under the Deck Awningsp. 113
from Close to Shorep. 123
from Cousteau's Great White Sharkp. 137
from The Coast of Coralp. 161
from The Lady and the Sharksp. 171
Diving Into Shark-Fin Soupp. 183
from Sharks Are Caught at Nightp. 195
from Tales of Fishing Virgin Seasp. 209
from Last Horizonsp. 221
from The Old Man and the Seap. 231
from Desperate Voyagep. 239
from In the Slick of the Cricketp. 253
Great White Sharksp. 273
from Jawsp. 289
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
Permissionsp. 296
Bibliographyp. 298
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ISBN: 9781560253976
ISBN-10: 1560253975
Series: Adrenaline
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 8th May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.49  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.49

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