Humans spend more time in or on the water than ever before. We love the beach. But for many people, getting in the water provokes a moment’s hesitation. Shark attacks are big news events and although the risk of shark attack on humans is incredibly low, the fact remains that human lives are lost to sharks every year. Shark Attacks explores the tension between risk to humans and the need to conserve sharks and protect the important ecological roles they play in our marine environments. Marine biologist Blake Chapman presents scientific information about shark biology, movement patterns and feeding behaviour. She discusses the role of fear in the way we think about sharks and the influence of the media on public perceptions. Moving first-hand accounts describe the deep and polarising psychological impacts of shark attacks from a range of perspectives. This book is an education in thinking through these emotive events and will help readers to navigate the controversial issues around mitigating shark attacks while conserving the sharks themselves.
Take a nostalgic journey across time. Transverse two decades through the eyes of law enforcement professional and Senator Blaine M. Sanford. Experience his humble beginnings as a college student, a deputy sheriff and throughout his chosen career. Witness Sanford's manipulation of a tragic set of circumstances, which lead to his ascension through the ranks of command to ultimately assume the position of Sheriff. Travel with Sanford as he discovers the sinister cruel world that exists beyond the friendly smiling faces, marble buildings and the large oak doors of the Sheriff's Department. Discover the intricacies of a dark, powerful and corrupt administration that deploys at its discretion an arsenal of weapons including manipulation, threats and intimidation, prostitution and murder. See one man's dedication to right the injustice at the expense of his personal relationships. Sanford travels the high road from victim to redeemer to depression and facing overwhelming odds to preserve the friendships that will ultimately rescue him from obscurity. Savor his personal and professional triumphs, tragedies and the humorous situations that arise. Can justice prevail In The World Of Sharks?
Did you know that most sharks have an excellent sense of hearing? Or that fear of sharks is known as galeophobia? This fantastic quick-read eBook features over one hundred facts split into categories such as shark attacks, conservation, myths, record breakers and many more. So if you want to know how long a whale shark can live for, or what the Aztecs used to ward off sharks, then this is the book for you! Find the information you want, fast.
The blonde secretary was scared when she visited Miranda Corbie’s office. A shove into a streetcar track, a box of poisoned chocolates...hateful, violent letters. Someone was trying to kill her. Miranda isn’t sure of anything at first except that Louise Crowley, the blonde who works as an assistant to Niles Alexander, San Francisco publisher, is in trouble. Despite her own preparations for an imminent voyage to a blitzkrieged Britain and a painful farewell to the city she loves, Miranda decides to help Louise and takes on her last case as a private detective in San Francisco...investigating her client, surveying the publishing world of 1940, and stumbling into murder with a trail that leads straight to Alcatraz...an island city of sharks. Along the way, Miranda explores her beloved San Francisco once more, from Playland-at-the-Beach to Chinatown to Nob Hill and Treasure Island. She encounters John Steinbeck and C.S. Forester, and is aided and abetted by the charming and dapper San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen. And she also discovers personal truths she’s long denied... With her characteristic luxurious, lyrical prose and insightful eye for character, Kelli Stanley paints a rich, authentic portrait of 1940 San Francisco in this latest installment of her award-winning series.
الرجل الخفي ، هي رواية خيال علمي كتبها هربرت جورج ويلز ونشرت في عام 1897. ونشرت في البداية كمسلسل في جريدة بيرسون الأسبوعية في عام 1897، ونشرت كرواية في نفس العام. تدور الرواية حول غريفين، وهو عالم كرس نفسه لأبحاث البصريات، حيث يخترع وسيلة لتغيير معامل الانكسار في الجسم إلى معامل الهواء بحيث يمتص ويعكس أي ضوء، وبالتالي يصبح غير مرئي. ينجح في التجربة بعد أن طبقها على نفسه، ولكنه يفشل في عكس المفعول ، خلافا لسابقاتها، آلة الزمن وجزيرة الدكتور مورو، التي استخدم فيها ويلز رواية الشخص الأول، فقد تبنى ويلز يتبنى منظور الشخص الثالث في هذه الرواية.