Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, and More Before Going in the Water

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Here, from the nation’s most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year.

Practical answers to these intriguing questions and more:
Which U.S. beach records the most shark attacks each year?
Which species of shark is the most dangerous to people?
Why are rip currents the most deadly beach threat?
How can rips be avoided?
What should you do if caught in a rip?
Can lightning strikes at the beach be predicted?
Is a stingray dangerous?
When is ocean water pollution likely to be worst?
What types of waves are threatening and how can they be detected?
What is the danger of a red tide?
How can swimmers avoid contact with jellyfish?

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Stephen P. Leatherman, popularly known as Dr. Beach, announces his Top Beaches List” on national television every Memorial Day weekend (www.DrBeach.org). He is chair, professor, and director, International Hurricane Center and Laboratory for Coastal Research, Florida International University, and the author or editor of fifteen books on coastal science.

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"This book fills an important gap. It puts the danger of shark attack in proper perspective and focuses more on the topics of true danger at the beach."

"All beach dangers--from biological to oceanographic to meteorological and more--are treated in this single volume. An interesting and valuable book."

For every beachgoer, a book filled with surprising information about how to avoid dangers both large and small while at the beach

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