Twelve Days of Terror: Inside the Shocking 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks

Twelve Days of Terror: Inside the Shocking 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks

by Richard G. Fernicola M.D.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493023240
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 278,284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard G. Fernicola is recognized as the foremost authority on the New Jersey shark attacks of 1916. His research became the basis for the highly acclaimed television documentaries Legends of Killer Sharks and Shark Attack: 1916, which aired on the Discovery Channel and The History Channel. He is also actively involved in the preservation and rescue of marine mammals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface x

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Beach Haven: July 1 1

Chapter 2 Spring Lake: July 6 12

Chapter 3 Matawan: July 12 31

Chapter 4 In the Wake of the Terror 62

Chapter 5 When the Sea Tiger Attacks 90

Chapter 6 Science Stalks the Phantom 127

Chapter 7 The New Generation of Shark Hunters 162

Chapter 8 The Wounds Tell a Tale 179

Chapter 9 Explaining the Inexplicable 206

Chapter 10 Just Beneath the Surface 233

Chapter 11 Closing the Case, for Now 250

Species of Sharks and Their Characteristics 273

Timeline of Terror 276

Bibliography 279

Index 284

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