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by Thomas B. Allen

  • Author: 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
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Shadows in the Sea: The Sharks, Skates and Rays ePub download

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).

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Nalme
An absorbing read and excellent for anyone who loves the ocean and all the animals that inhabit it. The information in here is diverse with many stories both fascinating and educational. Would recommend this book to both adults and kids who want to know more about the mysterious life beneath the waves.
Glei
Although this book is 47 years old, it is quite comprehensive in its coverage of its subject. I purchased the book because it contains an account of an attack from a Great White Shark that my father witnessed when I was a little girl and he is mentioned in the book. I found it through Googling my father's name.
Monam
My husband remembered reading this as a young boy and loved it. He wanted his own copy. Now he has it!
Hugighma
It's a really nice book that has a lot of documented facts, but is read as a novel. Unfortunately, I left it on a plane. So I am thinking to buy another one.
shustrik
Decent writing and lots of fun anecdotes. It's broken into four parts covering shark attacks, this guy's career hunting sharks, shark fishing, shark products, and sharks as food, and all the different types of sharks, rays, and skates. It also includes lots of black-and-white photos and illustrations, a bibliography, some footnotes, and an index. I took a star away because only parts of the book were updated (and haphazardly at that) and there were quite a few dumb typographical errors. As examples of the former, he often uses outdated taxonomy and states that the ampullae of Lorenzini are thought to be used as pressure or temperature sensors, even though it's been known since the decade this was first published that they detect electric fields. Examples of the latter include two times where a genus name in parenthesis was missing the first capital letter as well as a diagram where four words were misspelled. How do you not notice that?
Faell
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. While it was the first of many books on sharks I've read and owned, it's one of my all-time favorites. It opens up with the first 1916 New Jersey shark attack, sharing personal information on the unfortunate victims, all the way up to the capture of the "killer" in Raritan Bay, New Jersey. The shark-attack stories continue on, whether it's in the ocean, a freshwater lake, estuary or river. 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). Back when the book was first written, very little was known about sharks and their behavior, so in that sense the information is dated (the book infers that the 1916 attacks were the work of a lone great white, while experts have now suggested a bull shark was the culprit). There were no "cage-diving" expeditions or tagging sharks where their comings and goings can be tracked through science and research, so of course, knowledge of sharks and their behavior has become more prevalent. However, this book is a must-have for any shark lover and their cousins (skates and rays). Thomas B. Allen and Dr. Harold McCormick share their wealth of expertise and wisdom -- the good, the bad and the ugly. Once you start reading the first page, you won't be able to put it down. I can only imagine if the book were written today, how informative and enlightening it would be. That truly would be an even more awesome read than it already is. The only comparable shark expert is Ralph S. Collier of the Shark Research Committee whose book "Shark Attacks of the 20th Century: From the Pacific Coast of North America" (also sold through Amazon and the SRC) is well worth reading. Don't bypass these two books, shark-lovers!
Braned
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. One was Captain William Young, known as "Captain Shark Killer," the other was Mack McCormick, whose shark research is now housed in American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA). According to the author, both men had a deep abiding respect for sharks.

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. The wrong sharks are usually killed, and the shark population is further depleted. According to Thomas Allen, sharks have a purpose in the ocean ecosystem.

In presenting human-shark history, the author explains the painting by John Singleton Copley, "Brook Watson and the Shark" (1778). The Lord Mayor of London Watson had lost his leg to a shark. Besides including a shark on his family crest, Watson also commissioned Copley to commemorate the event. However, the beast that Copley painted was not a real shark. He imagined the shark as a huge whale possessing a large jaw of sharp teeth. Most European people at that time had little concept of what sharks actually were like.

Thomas Allen recounts how the over-killing of sharks since the 1970s spurred people to save the sharks. In 1991, the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation campaigned against annual shark fishing "derbies" in California.

(Since the "derbies" involved shooting sharks with guns and harpoons, the author refers to them as "massacres".) By 1995, the Foundation was successful in stopping the organized "derbies".

In the last half of the book, the author presents the sharks themselves, and their natural history. He writes, "Whence the Shadows? Aeons before people appeared on earth, the shark was the monarch of the primordial seas. As prehistorical era after era passed---as amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals came forth-the shark remained. The dinosaurs-Brontosaurus, Allosaurus, Triceratops, and a thousand more-stalked the earth in ponderous supremacy and vanished into extinction. But the shark lives on. Millions upon millions of years before the first precursor of man appeared, the shark began a dynasty that has remained unbroken."

In clear language, the author explains shark naming (taxonomy) and shark anatomy. After reading this book, the reader will have a greater appreciation of sharks. Thomas Allen emphasizes that sharks are to be admired and cherished for what they do. Sharks deserve a chance to be saved from extinction.
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