Shark!: Killer tales from the dangerous depths

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Allen & Unwin, 2010 - Nature - 370 pages
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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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

THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED
1
THE KILLERS
117
OUR FATAL SHORES
159
THEY CHEATED DEATH
245
KILLING IN NUMBERS
285
STRANGE TALES OF MYSTERY AND EVOLUTION
325
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Robert Reid is a journalist based in Cairns and author of Croc!, published by Allen & Unwin in 2008.

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