Shark Life by Peter Benchley
True Stories About Sharks & the Sea

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In this riveting true adventure and informative guide to the sea, master storyteller Peter Benchley draws on more than four decades of diving experience to bring us face to face with the array of sharks and other marine animals he and his family have encountered, almost always on purpose—but sometimes by accident.
In direct and accessible prose, Peter sets the record straight about the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to us), the behavior of sharks and other sea creatures we fear, the odds against an attack, and how to improve them even further. He also teaches us how to swim safely in the ocean by reading the tides and currents and respecting all the inhabitants. Here are the lessons Peter has learned, the mistakes he has made, the danger he has faced—and the spectacular sights he has seen in the world’s largest environment. The book includes 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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About Peter Benchley

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Peter Benchley began his career as a bestselling novelist in 1974 with the publication of Jaws, which was made into a hugely successful film. His other books include The Deep, Beast, Rummies, and Shark Trouble. He was also a speechwriter and a journalist for such magazines as Newsweek and National Geographic. Benchley died in 2006.
Published December 18, 2008 by Yearling. 207 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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The late Peter Benchley had every reason to love sharks.

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