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Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know about Sharks, Rip Currents, and More Before Going in the Water

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Here, from the nation's most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards--from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish--revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year.

Practical answers to these intriguing questions and more:
Which U.S. beach records the most shark attacks each year?
Which species of shark is the most dangerous to people?
Why are rip currents the most deadly beach threat?
How can rips be avoided?
What should you do if caught in a rip?
Can lightning strikes at the beach be predicted?
Is a stingray dangerous?
When is ocean water pollution likely to be worst?
What types of waves are threatening and how can they be detected?
What is the danger of a red tide?
How can swimmers avoid contact with jellyfish?

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Here, from the nation's most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards--from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish--revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300100280
Author:
Leatherman, Stephen P.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference - Tips
Subject:
Tides
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Bathing beaches
Subject:
Shark attacks
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
03-065
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 b/w illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.23 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Here, from the nation's most renowned beach expert, is the first complete guide to beach safety. Stephen P. Leatherman (a.k.a. Dr. Beach) introduces the gamut of beach hazards--from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish--revealing which dangers should be of greatest concern and how best to minimize their risks. His scientifically sound advice, interspersed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, makes this book a perfect reference for the millions of travelers and vacationers who visit the ocean shore every year.
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