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Shark Attack: Maneaters and Men (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Ellis
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Book Description

Renowned marine conservationist and artist Richard Ellis addresses the popular myths, misconceptions, and exploits of great white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, and the many other species that roam the waters of our planet

Do sharks deserve their universally bad reputation? Sharks are clearly not harmless—Shark Attack includes many true stories of seemingly unwarranted attacks on humans. Yet if sharks truly were vengeful carnivores, no beach on earth would be safe for fishing, surfing, or swimming. Ellis argues that Jaws, the popular 1975 film that misrepresented sharks in almost every detail, has damaged our perception of sharks. Today, museums and aquariums endeavor to rehabilitate the shark’s image, and environmentalists and animal rights activists struggle to slow relentless overfishing. Yet their efforts may be too late to save hundreds of shark species from near or total extinction.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6888 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Short Shots (12 Mar. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BP0DY4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #341,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dry 5 May 2013
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While Ellis is clearly an expert on his subject he is a bit repetitive, at one point he just lists attacks.
Informative, and even amusing in places, he does seem to dwell on the mock concept that sharks are retaliating against mankind for the numerous wrongs done to them and towards the end he gets very preachy and presents the now commonly held view of sharks - that they are not blood-thirsty killers - as if it is a startling new insight of his own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short book about sharks 18 May 2013
By Christine N. Ethier - Published on
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Really interesting essay about man's realtionship, or lack thereof, with sharks. Looks at current issues as well as the impact of movies. Ellis does not paint the shark out to be the fluffy dog of the sea, he is realstic, but still very passionate. There are some typos, but still a very good read about shark as well as analysis of various attacks.

There are photos that work very well in black and white.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Please consider 4 Oct. 2013
By Bec - Published on
Obviously you have never experienced a loved one killed by one of these monsters. It happened to my dad, on a typical daily morning swim in the swallows at a family beach. When you have experienced this kind of hell, get back to me about protecting a species.
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