Shadows in the Sea: The Sharks, Skates and Rays ePub download
by Thomas B. Allen
- ISBN: 1558215182
- ISBN13: 978-1558215184
- ePub: 1346 kb | FB2: 1145 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Biological Sciences
- Publisher: The Lyons Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1996)
- Pages: 368
- Rating: 4.2/5
- Votes: 748
- Format: lit txt azw lrf
First published in 1963, Shadows in the Sea has been a popular book about sharks and their relatives, the skates .
First published in 1963, Shadows in the Sea has been a popular book about sharks and their relatives, the skates and rays. Thomas Allen tells what he learned from two major contributors to the book. Thomas Allen gives an evenhanded treatment of sharks in Shadows in the Sea. The author divides his subject into four parts: sharks against humans, humans against sharks, sharks as gods or food, and sharks and their relatives as fish. He opens with the famous story of the shark attack in New Jersey in 1916, which formed the basis of the popular Jaws movies. He believes that hunting sharks does not prevent shark attacks.
This book was given to me in 1975 right after "Jaws" came out and my fascination with sharks started and I. .The shark-attack stories continue on, whether it's in the ocean, a freshwater lake, estuary or river.
This book was given to me in 1975 right after "Jaws" came out and my fascination with sharks started and I still go back and refer to it from time to time. It's all there and the authors have the knack of re-enacting shark encounters that make you feel like you're on the scene, witnessing every incident in graphic detail (in particular, check out the shark attacks of Barry Wilson and Robert Pamperin).
Shadows in the Sea book. Shadows in the Sea: The Sharks, Skates and Rays. 0812822064 (ISBN13: 9780812822069). Thomas Allen plays on that fear in the opening pages of Shadows in the Sea with a strangely entertaining compendium Nothing puts quite the same tingling fear in swimmers, surfers, and divers-especially in the quarter century since Peter Benchley's novel Jaws conquered the bestseller charts-as the thought that a shark might be plying its course somewhere. in the murky deep below.
First published in 1963, Shadows in the Sea has been a popular book about sharks and their relatives, the skates . According to the author, both men had a deep abiding respect for sharks.
Thomas Allen plays on that fear in the opening pages of Shadows in the Sea with a strangely entertaining compendium of shark attacks on humans over the centuries. The humans get their licks in, however, in the pages that follow, in which Allen recounts the exploits of William Young, an Ahab who chased sharks around the world.
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Allen, Thomas . and Norman Polmar. The Shark Almanac: A Fully Illustrated Natural History of Sharks, Skates, and Rays, 1999. Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan and Why Truman Dropped the Bomb. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, 1996. Allen, Thomas . and Cheryl Harness. George Washington, Spymaster: How America Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War. Washington, . National Geographic, 2004. Dickson, Paul, and Thomas B. Allen. The Bonus Army: An American Epic.
Efforts were made to isolate the active components in dead shark bodies that repelled other sharks. Eventually, it was determined that certain copper compounds like copper acetate, in combination with other ingredients, could mimic a dead shark and drive live sharks away from human beings in the water. US 2458540, Brinnick, Frederic . John M. Fogelberg & Horace Stewart Springer et a. "Shark repellent", issued 1949. Tester, Albert L. (April 1963).