Shark Trouble: True Stories about Sharks and the Sea

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Nature - 280 pages
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The author shares his experiences with and knowledge of the many types of sharks and other dangerous sea creatures, providing advice on how to be smart and stay safe in the ocean, and how to survive if danger suddenly strikes.

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User Review  - Taylor - Goodreads

Let me start off with saying that I do not enjoy non-fiction books. This book was picked by being the shortest book on the shelf at my local library, and it had a picture of a shark (one of my ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Shark Trouble: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea by Peter Benchley (Random House 2002)(597.3). Peter Benchley made a fortune from his book Jaws which taught us all that sharks are coldblooded ... Read full review

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Peter Benchley was born on May 8, 1940, in New York into one of America's most celebrated literary families. His grandfather was the humorist Robert Benchley and his father the novelist Nathaniel Benchley. A 1961 Harvard graduate, Peter Benchley started out as a reporter for the Washington Post before going on to work as an associate editor for Newsweek. From 1967 to 1969 he was a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson. Benchley's interest in the sea, stemming from childhood summers spent on the coast of Nantucket, led to his meticulously researching the subject of sharks and writing such bestselling and critically acclaimed novels as The Deep, Whiteshark, and Jaws. Jaws was later adapted into a blockbuster movie (1975). Two of his other books were turned into the made-for-TV movies, The Beast and The Creature. He has also written numerous reviews and articles for magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in more than a dozen television documentaries about marine life and oceans. Benchley died from pulmonary fibrosis on February 12, 2006 at the age of 65.

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