SHARK ATTACKS: THEIR CAUSES AND AVOIDANCE
Author: Thomas B. Allen
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Jun 2002
An unflinching look at a terrifying phenomenon. Carefully researched, with scientific studies. Color & B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.
The shark is so well adapted to its element that its existence on the planet actually predates trees. When people enter that element in increasing numbers, as they have in recent years, the results can be tragic.
Author Tom Allen has carefully researched shark incidents from all over the world. Shark Attacks contains the harrowing personal stories of shark attack survivors, expert opinions from marine biologists, and the latest scientific studies of shark behavior. Allen?s fascinating analysis explains why so many attacks occur in water less than five feet deep, which species are killers, what triggers an attack, and why it is better to be below a shark than above it.
?Makes for surprisingly fascinating reading.?
?American Way Magazine
The Shark Almanac:
?An ideal addition to your home library.??Dr. Robert D. Ballard, author of The Discovery of the Titanic
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thomas B. Allen is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine and is author of The Shark Almanac and Shadows in the Sea. He lives in Maryland.