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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Benchley Narrator: Peter Benchley Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The bestselling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades of experience to share information about sharks and other marine animals.

Benchley describes the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to man), what is and isn’t known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further—all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, bestselling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean.

As Benchley says, “The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there, how they behave, how they support themselves, and how they perceive us. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that’s precisely how we approach the oceans.”

No longer. Not after you’ve read Shark Trouble.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jani | 4/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, oddly enough! Great message and some wonderful stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erika | 9/29/2010

    " Hey, look this up: Jenny Haniver. You'll thank me. It's just a little something I learned from this book by Peter Benchley, famed author of Jaws. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Samuel | 10/21/2009

    " Very impressive. Tons of useful material here if you plan to ever swim or set foot in the sea. Terrifying and inspiring stories. Lots of statistics. Interesting backround tales of Jaws in development. Very enjoyable, this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaime | 9/23/2009

    " LOVED IT!!!! Sharks...love them. True stories....love them. Author of Jaws....Love him. To sum up....There's a whole lotta love for this book. Perhaps it's due to the medication I'm on but seriously, go read this one. It's short and could save your life one day. Chomp! "

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