For every beachgoer, a book filled with surprising information about how to avoid dangers both large and small while at the beach
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.
Stephen P. Leatherman, popularly known as Dr. Beach, announces his “Top Beaches List” on national television every Memorial Day weekend (www.DrBeach.org). He is chair, professor, and director, International Hurricane Center and Laboratory for Coastal Research, Florida International University, and the author or editor of fifteen books on coastal science.
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