Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know about Sharks, Rip Currents, and More Before Going in the Water
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?
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
animals ashore avoid backwash bait fish beach face beachgoers big rips big waves bitten boogie boarding breaking waves bull shark Cape Hatteras cause close to shore coastal coral dangerous death deep water divers diving drown especially fatal feet Florida groins Gulf Hawaii Hawaiian human injuries Inlet International Shark Attack Island jaws Kee Beach killed lifeguards Lifesaving Association lightning strikes longshore current low tide miles Mote Marine Laboratory murky water nearshore occur Ocean Beach offshore Park plunging breakers plunging waves pocket beach pounds powerful rip currents predators problem pulled Red tide reefs rescues rip currents sand sandbar seaward shallow water Shark Attack File shark attacks shark feeding shorebreaks skin cancer small sharks Smyrna Beach snorkel South spinner sharks spot storm strong summer surf beaches surf zone surfboard surfers swash swell waves swimmers swimming teeth tidal tiger sharks underwater victim warning waves break white sharks