Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water (Paperback)Stephen P. Leatherman (author)
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 10/04/2003
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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?
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 104 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 10 mm
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