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When Man is the Prey: True Stories of Animals Attacking Humans

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Since we humans have evolved into the dominant species on this planet, we sometimes fail to recognize--and respect--the ever-present threat posed by the animals we love or fear, hunt or fight to protect. Many of nature's most lethal residents have combative skills that have been honed by millions of years of adaptive survival, and it takes only a second for an otherwise ev ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Samir Dhond
Mar 26, 2009 Samir Dhond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I accidentally came across this book. I took it up because I have never read anything like this before. I was curious. I found the book insightful. It has true stories of animal attack on Humans. Most of these, I thought, were accidents but to read those was something else. If you are the kind of person who likes to read about animals and related stories then this book is for you. It would be a book you might not get to read that often. I think we need to protect wild animals. They would attack ...more
Cody Miller
Jan 16, 2017 Cody Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!! the book when man becomes pray is about story of people being attacked by animals such as the bear deer crocs and multiple others. the bear is probably the most savage and disturbing because the attacks were so brutal such as one story a group of teens went camping and a grizzly bear ripped through there tent and took a young girl and her friends recall hearing her screams for a long time screaming "my arms hes eating my arms!! help me!! hes eating me help!!" after that it w ...more
Smudge
Oct 26, 2015 Smudge rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first section, on bear attacks, is quite well done and interesting to those who might enjoy this topic. It features largely first-person stories of survival while still maintaining a level of respect and understanding towards the animals themselves. All bets are off in later sections however, which mainly involves entries along the lines of "One of my houseboys was eaten by a lion today, quite sad. He was, after all, the best worker among my houseboys. I must remember to pick up another next ...more
Dylan Fryer
Mar 20, 2014 Dylan Fryer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very entertaining to read because it tells real story's about animal attacks, and the information that it gives could possibly help you in an animal attack. This could only help you in a animal attack because you could avoid what the people did and you could possibly survive. This book has very intriguing story's because it does talk about what when and where each story happened. This book did not always have a lot of detail because it never really went talked about what the anima ...more
David Ward
When Man Is Prey: True Stories of Animals Attacking Humans edited by Michael Tougias (2007 Tekno Books) (591.65). Bears, boars, dogs, sharks, wolves, and insects: they are all here terrifying us in this thought-provoking volume. My rating: 7/10, finished 2008.
Matt
May 29, 2009 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book. It is very action packed as an animal attack book should be. This is a good read for anyone who is an outdoorsman.
Patrick
This book is a series of stories about man being attacked by wild animals. Most of the stories are pretty interesting. Most of the the time people make foolish decisions, putting themselves at risk.
Teresa
Jul 05, 2009 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, in parts, is extremely graphic. I loved it. It's amazing how much documented and undocumented evidence there is when animals attack!
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Oct 26, 2011 Beka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting story filled with many true stories of animal attacks.
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Michael J. Tougias is an award winning author and co-author of 24 books.

Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures' version will open in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip's War, and There's A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe.

Tougias lectures across the country on each of his book topics. He al
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