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Shark Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

Allen, Thomas B.

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ISBN 10: 1585741744 / ISBN 13: 9781585741748
Published by Lyons Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.
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Title: Shark Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

Publisher: Lyons Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Allen (an author, no university affiliation) separates the facts about sharks from the horror-movie lore. He explains how sharks select victims and outlines factors contributing to or mitigating the severity of an attack. Survivors discuss their experiences, and marine biologists present the available data. Chapters describe attacks in California, Hawaii, South Africa, Australia, in rivers, in lakes, at sea, and on the shore. They also discuss prevention, and survival. Appendixes list popular and scientific species names and instructions for reporting an attack. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The shark is so well adapted to its element that its existence on the planet actually predates trees. When people enter that element in increasing numbers, as they have in recent years, the results can be tragic and seemingly arbitrary.Author Tom Allen has carefully researched documented shark attacks from all over the world. The result is the most thorough and informative book to date on the phenomenon. Shark Attacks contains the harrowing personal stories of shark attack survivors, expert opinions from marine biologists, and the latest scientific information on shark behavior. Allen's fascinating analysis explains: why so many attacks occur in water less than five feet deep; which species are killers; what triggers an attack; behavior just before an attack; whether shark nets help swimmer safety; why more than two-thirds of victims are surfers; environmental and seasonal conditions that contribute to attacks; why it is better to be below a shark than above it; how to avoid becoming a shark's prey. (61/4 X 91/4, 316 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations, diagrams, charts)

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