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The Shark That Walks on Land: And Other Strange But True Tales of Mysterious Sea Creatures

Michael Bright



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01 February 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; The natural world, country life & pets
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

When you dive into the sea, do you ever wonder what's down t ere, beneath you, poised to take an inquisitive bite? Author of Jaws Peter Benchley and film director Steven Spielberg certainly did, for below the waves lies a world we neither see nor understand; an alien world where we are but the briefest of visitors. The Shark that Walks on Land uncovers tales of ancient and modern mariners, with stories of sea serpents, mermaids and mermen, sea dragons, and the true identity of the legendary kraken. But this book contains more than just a medley of maritime myths and mysteries for marine biologists; it celebrates wonderful discoveries by blending the unknown and the familiar in an entertaining miscellany of facts, figures and anecdotes about the myriad creatures that inhabit the oceans. Along the way we meet the giants, the most dangerous, the oddballs and the record breakers - and the shark that really does walk on land!


the jellyfish that capsized a Japanese fishing trawler the truth behind Jonah's adventures with the whale the mystery of the Cadborosaurus the crabs that turn the sea bright red
By:   Michael Bright
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
ISBN:   9781785905247
ISBN 10:   1785905244
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael Bright worked as an executive producer with the BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit, based in Bristol. He is the author of over a hundred books on wildlife, travel and conservation, including Sharks, Wild Caribbean and the bestselling Africa, which accompanied the popular David Attenborough series. He is the recipient of many international radio and television awards, including the prestigious Prix Italia.

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