Shark!: Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Nature - 388 pages
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SHARK! The cry that strikes fear into the hearts of beach lovers around the world. It carries a chill of terror, that death is nearby and waiting. Or injuries so shocking that the mind recoils from the thought. This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia's fatal shores and overseas. It also records miraculous escapes - some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril. Robert Reid interviews famous shark hunters and other adventurers who speak for the first time about their dangerous encounters with these fearsome predators. Reid investigates the phenomenon of the so-called 'rogue' sharks, those that stalk and kill humans in numbers, in the same place, at the same time. These are gripping stories that will both fascinate and frighten, stories that will take the reader into the realm of these strange but terrible creatures. They have ruled the oceans with ruthless efficiency for more than 400 million years. They are the silent killers of the deep.
 

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Shark! Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths

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Sharks live in the waters and estuarine habitats off of Australia's entire 22,000-mile coastline and, although they're rare, attacks on people do occur. Reid (Croc!) has assembled a variety of stories ... Read full review

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this book rambled for a bit, but had some interesting parts in it, mostly at the end. the bizarre tales of shark attackes, rogue sharks, and basic info on lesser known types were probably the best ... Read full review

Contents

BEN CROPP
2
WALTER STARCK
24
BOB AND DINAH HALSTEAD
47
VIC HISLOP
62
RICHARD FITZPATRICK
84
SEAMAN
95
RON AND VALERIE TAYLOR
105
FRITZ HERSCHEID
116
NEW SOUTH WALES
204
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
216
WESTERN AUTRALIA
229
VICTORIA
240
TASMANIA
245
THEY CHEATED DEATH
263
SUMMER OF THE SHARK
264
WHEN COURAGE PREVAILS
276

THE KILLERS
125
NUMBER ONE The great white shark
126
NUMBER TWO The tiger shark
136
NUMBER THREE The bull shark
142
And then there are these
146
OUR FATAL SHORES
177
QUEENSLAND
178
WITH LUCK ON THEIR SIDE
288
KILLING IN NUMBERS
304
ROGUE SHARKS
305
NINE DAYS OF TERROR
319
NEW JERSEYS FATAL SUMMER 3 4 5 6 7 24 47 62 84 95 105 116 125 126 136 142 146 177 178 204 216 229 240 245 263 264 276 288 304 ...
328
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