Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear (Paperback)
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Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 30/11/2017
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Humans spend more time in or on the water than ever before; we love the beach. But for many people, getting in the water provokes a moment's hesitation. Shark attacks are big news events and although the risk of shark attack on humans is incredibly low, the fact remains that human lives are lost to sharks every year.

Shark Attacks explores the tension between risk and human fear and the need to conserve sharks and protect the important ecological roles they play in our marine environments. Marine biologist Blake Chapman presents scientific information about shark biology, movement patterns and feeding behaviour. She discusses the role of fear in the way we think about sharks and the influence of the media on public perceptions. Moving first-hand accounts describe the deep and polarising psychological impacts of shark attacks from a range of perspectives.

This book is an education in thinking through these emotive events and will help readers to navigate the controversial issues around mitigating shark attacks while conserving the sharks themselves.

FeaturesClarifies what is fact and what is fiction with regards to shark attack statistics and explains why the fear of sharks and shark attacks is so prevalent in modern societyDiscusses personal and regional mitigation devices and measures as well as the pros and cons of each of theseProvides suggestions on how we can better manage the risk (real and perceived) of shark attack into the futureProvides a range of personal accounts and public opinions on shark attack to round out our understanding of these events and to provide support for gaps in current policy

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ISBN: 9781486307357
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 618 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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