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Death by Shark-Fatal Shark Attacks in the United States From 1642 to 2015 by [Garlock, J.M.]
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Length: 85 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“Death by Shark – Fatal Shark Attacks in the United States from 1642 to 2015” begins with Anthony Van Corlaer in 1642 & ends with Margaret C. Cruse in 2015. In between are detailed accounts of every fatal shark attack in the U.S. and its territories. There is a primer on sharks that informs the reader on shark habitat & physical characteristics & distinctions of specific shark species. The book explains why three species, the great white, tiger & bull shark account for the vast majority of documented, unprovoked fatal attacks on humans & why the oceanic whitetip shark & the Galapagos shark have also taken human lives.
J.M. Garlock explores in detail & answers such questions as where & how do they attack? In which geographical areas is a human is most likely to be attacked? What are their physical attributes such as striking speed & camouflage that make them such a menace to swimmers, divers, snorkelers & anybody else who is in the water? Two other species, the mako shark & the blue shark also pose significant dangers to humans & are discussed.
Each decade is given its own chapter. Individual, fatal shark attacks are described in detail including location, date, name, age of victim, water depth, activity victim was engaged in such as swimming, surfing, snorkeling etc., description of wounds suffered by victim, type & length of shark & all the circumstances specific to the attack.
Examples of attacks that occurred during World War II, specifically those off the east coast of the United States in 1942 as seen from the perspective of a seaman aboard a torpedoed ship viewpoint & a witness on shore to the German U-boat attacks are given. There is also a section on the mass shark attack on the survivors of the USS Indianapolis that occurred during World War II.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 85 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01B6DZV4E
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