Dr. Beach's Survival Guide
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&151;from sharks to rip currents to jellyfish&151;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?
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