Danger in the Deep: Surviving Shark Attacks

Danger in the Deep: Surviving Shark Attacks

by Joyce Zoldak


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Sharks have always fascinated people. From sea monsters drawn on the margins of old maps to the terrifying mood music of Jaws, people have often thought of sharks as unpredictable, man-eating beasts. And when a shark attacks a swimmer or surfer, leaving them dead or maimed, this fear is reinforced. But is this really an accurate view of sharks? Sure, they are dangerous creatures, but they are not evil and the more you know about them, the less you need to fear them. You can read here about how sharks have been perceived throughout history, about famous shark attacks, and about survivors of shark attacks, like surfer Bethany Hamilton. By learning about different kinds of sharks and their habits, you will come to respect them as a vital part of the ocean's ecosystem. By reading about the best ways to avoid being attacked by a shark, you will see how to be safe from them without living in fear. And by understanding the kinds of things that help a person survive a traumatic event like a shark attack, you can learn how to better thrive in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422205112
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Survivors Series: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Circumstances
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Sharks: Our Fears and Fascination 9

2 East Coast Fear: The 1916 Jersey Shore Attacks 31

3 Scavenger Sharks: Survivors of the USS Indianapolis 61

4 Surfer Shark Attacks: Bethany Hamilton 93

5 Lessening the Odds: How to Avoid Attacks 109

Further Reading 120

For More Information 121

Bibliography 123

Index 124

Picture Credits 126

About the Author and the Consultant 128

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