Great Shark Writingsby Valerie Taylor, Ron Taylor, Peter Goadby
Sharks have been a source of continuing terror and fascination to mankind from time immemorial. In the forty-two selections in this book, there is probably more information about sharks, their species, the seas in which they live, and their relationship with humans than has ever been gathered in the pages of one volume. This book includes the adventures and discoveries of scientists like William Beebe and Eugenie Clark, personal experiences of survivors of shark encounters, legends from Polynesia and the Indian Sea, shark-fishing stories, and tales of adventure from other parts of the world. The observations and personal encounters collected here will enthrall readers time and time again.
"Great Shark Writings is part of the Taylors' ongoing crusade to reduce myth to fact, to tell the truth about sharks. If some of the tales seem fantastic, don't dismiss them: they are all true. One of the book's many virtues is that the Taylors have demonstrated that the truth about sharks is spectacular enough. Sharks don't need a boost from fiction."--Peter Benchley
Valerie and Ron Taylor are an Australian husband-and-wife team whose underwater photography has won them international acclaim. Their work includes such films as Jaws, Blue Water, White Death, and The Silent One, and they have produced many television documentaries.
Peter Goadby is an Australian sport fisherman and expert on deep-sea fishing. A frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines throughout the English-speaking world, he also serves as a technical consultant to an American manufacturer of fishing equipment.
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