Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water

October 1, 2008|
Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water by Professor Stephen P. Leatherman
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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?
Title:Dr. Beach's Survival Guide: What You Need to Know About Sharks, Rip Currents, & More Before Going in the Water
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:October 1, 2008
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300128970

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