In this title, which combines real-life stories and practical advice, Peter Benchley draws on more than 30 years of experience on and under the water, to help the reader approach the ocean and its inhabitants with the understanding and respect they deserve. He describes the many types of sharks, and the few that pose a genuine threat to man, what is and what is not known about shark behaviour, the odds against an attack and how to reduce these odds even further, all reinforced by personal experience: the mistakes he has made and the personal perils he has encountered while producing countless articles and television documentaries as well as his novels. Benchley tells us how to swim safely, how to read tides and currents and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses what to tell children about sharks and how to develop a healthy respect for the sea.
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Peter Benchley's first novel Jaws was published in 1974. More novels followed including The Deep, Beast and White Shark. He has written articles for National Geographic and The New York Times and has appeared on numereous television documentaries on marine wildlife.
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Book Description Collins, UK, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. First.. Very good clean tight book; no inscriptions etc. Jacket is very good, clean bright unclipped. The book combines high drama with practical information about sharks and the sea. How to swim safely and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. Reinforced by personal experiences of mistakes and perils. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 013211