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Shark Attack
 
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H. David Baldridge
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Shark Attack

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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Published August 1978 by Berkeley (first published 1974)
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Bill
I read this over thirty years ago. I came for the sharks; I stayed for the science.

The way I remember it, David Baldridge uses information from the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) as the observational basis for the numerous inquiries he makes into the behavior of sharks. Since Baldridge had little other means of observation, he took the witness and forensic evidence available in the ISAF to hypothesize that: many attacks on humans are defensive maneuvers on the part of the shark characte
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Luzali
Aug 21, 2014 Luzali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un delicioso viajes de la mano de un hombre que no se deja apantallar por estadísticas planas sino que las analiza con cuidado, es estúpido pero este libro me recordó la manera de hacer investigación y como amaba hacerlo. No sé como llegó ese libro a la biblioteca, al parecer estaba en el estante de las donaciones, quien lo leyó antes que yo? le habrá hecho sentir lo mismo
Donna
Feb 21, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was such a shark nerd in high school. I lived on an island so was never far from the source of my fascination. I carried this book every where w/ me. It was so abused I had to hold it together w/ rubber bands. I don't think I got rid of it till I was WELL into my 20's.
Tom
Read this about 200 years ago...well back in the '70s, anyway. Remember it being interesting to my pre-teen self, but don't remember it well enough to give it an honest rating. Maybe I'll have to read it again sometime. Can't believe I still have this book after all these years.
Justin Mahaffie
Jun 27, 2011 Justin Mahaffie rated it really liked it
Dad had this book when I was a kid. I still remember several of the stories.
Mark Stockwell
Mar 30, 2013 Mark Stockwell rated it it was amazing
I remember my Dad getting this book for me in the 1970's, very enjoyable.
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Aug 26, 2012 Scott added it
I read this one when it first came out then lost my copy and it took me over 20 years to find another copy!! :-)
Beka
Oct 10, 2010 Beka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Less a book with stories of attacks, than drawing (and debunking) conclusions for shark attack data.
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I read this when I was a kid after watching Jaws... I was living in Florida at the time which made going to the beach interesting...
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Shelves: science
A well written book on Shark attacks, with a focus on debunking various myths.
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