Fact & Fiction: Shark Week!

The Shark Almanac
The Shark Almanac By Allen, Thomas B. Book - 1999 597.3 A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Allen, a National Geographic writer, addresses the popular myth of sharks as vicious, and deadly and provides a comprehensive overview of the misunderstood species. Includes shark legends and tales, and documentations and discussions of actual shark attacks.

Demon Fish
Demon Fish Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks By Eilperin, Juliet Book - 2011 597.3 E and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Journalist Juliet Eilperin investigates the ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean's top predator.

Sharks & Rays of the World
Sharks & Rays of the World By Perrine, Doug Book - 1999 597.3 P and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Examines the natural history and evolution of various species of sharks and rays, members of the same subclass, describing their physical characteristics, feeding, reproduction, human encounters, and more.

Left for Dead
Left for Dead A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis By Nelson, Peter, 1953- Book - 2002 940.5459 N and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:As a 11 year old, Hunter Scott watched Jaws (1975) and wondered - was Quint's story of the USS Indianapolis true? This question lead to an investigation to uncover the true story of the Indianapolis.

In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors By Stanton, Doug Book - 2001 940.5459 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - the worst disaster in U.S. naval history - including the persistant shark attacks, hypothermia, and exposure (which was actually more deadly than the sharks).

Annotation:Oral histories/first hand accounts with survivors of the Indianapolis - "In that clear water you could see the sharks circling. Then every now and then, like lightning, one would come straight up and take a sailor...."

Jaws DVD - 2005 DVD MOVIE J and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:The 1975 film based on Peter Benchley's novel that went to change movie making - and our opinions of sharks.

Twelve Days of Terror
Twelve Days of Terror A Definitive Investigation of the 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks By Fernicola, Richard G. Book - 2001 597.3156 F

Annotation:These shark attacks along the Jersey Shore in 1916 served as the inspiration for Jaws.

Shark Week
Shark Week 25th Anniversary Collection DVD - 2012 DVD 567.3 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations
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"...eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945." (Jaws, 1975) This disquieting quote has haunted movie goers for almost 40 years. However, though Quint's story - while shocking - is factual, what is the truth about sharks? Are they the ruthless killers who terrorized the beaches of New Jersey in 1916 (attacks which served as the inspiration for Jaws) and who brutally dispatched the crew of the USS Indianapolis? Or, are they the misunderstood prehistoric relics of the sea - 73 million of whom are killed yearly by fishermen and poachers. It's Shark Week! Decide for yourself and be amazed. For more: http://on.nypl.org/17fdmJ9

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