The Jaws of Death: Shark as Predator, Man as Prey

Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1992 - Shark attacks - 319 pages
Biggest of all fish and the best equipped for hunting, sharks live in every ocean. No natural predator except the killer whale threatens them, and they possess an extraordinary physiology...including those unrivaled jaws. They have become the stuff of movies, books, and nightmares, but some of what we commonly believe is fiction, not fact. Through the examination of case histories, including gruesome attacks on man, The Jaws of Death documents the truth. It discusses why sharks are essential to the equilibrium of the marine biotope and what benefit they have provided to science and medicine. In addition to sharks, other jaws of death receive attention, including piranhas, crocodiles, and barracudas.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Preface by Beulah Davis
Devil sharks and god sharks

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information