Dr. Beach's Survival Guide

Dr. Beach's Survival Guide

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Here, from the nationa€™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 hazardsa€”from sharks to rip currents to jellyfisha€”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: a€c Which U.S. beach records the most shark attacks each year? a€c Which species of shark is the most dangerous to people? a€c Why are rip currents the most deadly beach threat? a€c How can rips be avoided? a€c What should you do if caught in a rip? a€c Can lightning strikes at the beach be predicted? a€c Is a stingray dangerous? a€c When is ocean water pollution likely to be worst? a€c What types of waves are threatening and how can they be detected? a€c What is the danger of a red tide? a€c How can swimmers avoid contact with jellyfish?These finger-sized fish were moving right up on the shore, and some were jumping out of the water onto the dry beach. At first I tried ... A few years ago a teenager who was spearfishing grabbed the tail of a three-foot nurse shark as it swam by.

Title:Dr. Beach's Survival Guide
Author:Stephen P. Leatherman
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2008-10-01


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