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1. Swim with the Sharks Without Being
2. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark:
3. Shark vs. Train
4. I Survived:The Shark Attacks of
5. Everything Kids' Sharks Book:
6. The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive
7. Amazing Sharks! (I Can Read Book
8. The Raw Shark Texts: A Novel
9. The Best Book of Sharks
10. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange
11. Sand Sharks (Deborah Knott Mysteries)
12. Shark in the Park (Usborne Phonics
13. Shark Dialogues
14. Sharks (Priddy Books Big Ideas
15. Breakfast with Sharks: A Screenwriter's
16. Shark River
17. Shark Girl
18. Great White: The Majesty of Sharks
19. Sharks! (Time For Kids)
20. Never Take a Shark to the Dentist:

1. Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials)
by Harvey B. Mackay
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-02-01)
list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$6.50
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Asin: 006074281X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This straight-from-the-hip handbook by bestselling author and self-made millionaire Harvey Mackay spells out the path to success for readers everywhere. They will learn how to:

  • Outsell by getting appointments with people who absolutely, positively do not want to see you, and then making them glad they said "yes!"
  • Outmanage by arming yourself with information on prospects, customers, and competitors that the CIA would envy - using a system called the "Mackay 66."
  • Outmotivate by using his insights to help yourself or your kids join the ranks of Amercia's one million millionaires.
  • Outnegotiate by knowing when to "smile and say no" and when to "send in the clones."

This one-of-a-kind book by a businessman who's seen it all and done it all has sold almost 2 million copies, and is the essential roadmap for everyone on the path to success. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars How to Build Your Personal Network
Swim with the Sharks without being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay is an excellent book filled with both business lessons and life lessons. It is one of those books that once you start reading it you can't put it done. Each lesson is clear, brief, and to the point with a real life example that makes them easy to understand.

Harvey Mackay has over 50 years of business experience starting at the bottom to owning and becoming chairman of the $100 million Mackay Envelope Company. There are 69 lessons plus some quickies at the end that he has learned over his long business career. One of the most important lessons is titled Knowing Something About Your Customer is Just as Important as Knowing Everything about Your Product.

He gets this information by usingthe Mackay 66. This is a 66 question customer profile that is done on every customer with the idea being that it is critical to know your customer inside and out. The more you know about your customer the easier your job as a salesperson is. Buyers often have a predisposed notion about your company and product and if you can neutralize those feelings it will make your job easier.

This is just one of the lessons on salesmanship. There are also lessons on negotiation and management each with a personal story and advice that you can apply today. That phrase is used often when writing about a book but in this case I believe it to be absolutley true.

Harvey Mackay has a wealth of knowledge and anyone looking to improve themselves as a salesperson, a manager, a business owner, or just as person in general should read this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Some "aha" moments
I read this book from the standpoint of someone who is trying to build up the loan and account portfolio at a branch (which I manage) of one of the nation's top 5 banks.
That being the perspective of your reviewer, I found a lot of information in Mr. Mackay's book to be effective in helping me build my business.

One example: until recently, I emotionally beat myself down each time I didn't land a new customer when going on business calls. In "Swim with the Sharks" Mackay says it's just fine to position yourself as "Number 2" in the prospects mind. That is, if you don't get the new account when you first visit the prospect don't worry about it. Use targeted persistence and over time, when that prospect's current service provider stumbles, you will be "number 2" in line and ready to serve their needs.
Mackay then gives you a very detailed and specific framework to use so that you A) know how to persist and be positioned to move from #2 to #1 and B) don't tumble from the #1 spot once you get there.

For more seasoned sales people this may be common knowledge. For most others, like me, the reasoning is so logical (yet under practiced) that it seems like it must be common knowledge.

Since reading this book in late March, 2010 I have wrenched 2 new business customers from competing banks and I attribute these successes to not only the nuts-and-bolts in "Swim with the Sharks" but also to the confidence having these kinds of concepts and tools gives you.

Mackay also touches on topics that will be of utility to entrepreneurs and business owners - a group I hope to join. In my current position these ideas help me better understand the mind of many of the people I serve while at the same time building my understanding for my own future independent endeavors.

I purchased this book for $11.51. It is my opinion that the value is worth more than the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pick and choose
Just finishing this book, I would say it's worth the time to read the author's important "tidbits". It's a very short book (less than 250 pages with many blank ones in between) but many of the chapters are quite useful. There are plenty of wisdom filled morsels to help you build your businesses and although some of his ideas might be a bit corny, they apparently work. The book was written in the late 80's so it is a bit outdated, but is considered a business book classic worthy of your efforts to pick and choose some new ideas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed, just when I needed it
Since my company has been bought out there seems to be an increasing amount of corporate politics going on.I decided I had better get familiar with lear to play this game, and learn quickly.I ordered this book on CD to allow time to prepare during the morning commute.It was a good decision.
The service that I received was awesome.The product shipped and arrived when they said it would.It was "new" and in perfect condition.I would not hesitate to buy from them again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for salespeople to improve their customer base!
My disclaimer: As with any opinion, it is only my opinion! And everyone's will vary depending on who reads the book and what the reader is looking for. I look for ways to improve businesses, sales, and my life.

On a 1 to 5 scale, 5 being the best:

Readability 5: A very easy read. I read this book over 15 years ago and it's one you can read and digest in a few hours.

Information and new ideas 5: Lots and lots of ideas for those who want to grow their customer base.

Applicable Ideas 5: Many of the customer follow up systems that I installed in retail businesses were based on Harvy McKay's 66. I used this to create my own customer base when I was selling cars. After a few short years, I was selling mostly to referrals and my customer satisfaction ratings were in the top 1% of 1% in my industry.

Value 5: I still have this faded copy sitting on my shelf and it won't be donated to Good Will any time soon.

Overall Score 5: Buy the book!

Harvey, thank you for your ideas and inspiration!

Rip Walker
Author: Rip's Book of Common Sense Selling: Improving Sales Through Process Implementation ... Read more

2. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
by Don Thompson
Paperback: 272 Pages (2010-04-13)
list price: US$17.00 -- used & new: US$10.13
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Asin: 0230620590
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million?

Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.

This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced  auction purchasers do not know.

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Customer Reviews (28)

5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved it in Spite of a Few Drawbacks
When you read this book, you will feel like you are reading a thrilling novel. The author sweeps you along, divulging such new and inconceivable information, that you will constantly want to keep going. I learned more from this book than I ever learned about the art world as an art student. It is true, though, that this author has only focused on a part of the art world, and there are many successful artists working in areas uncovered by the book. I think anyone who reads this book, artist or not, would find it quite enjoyable despite a few drawbacks.

It is poorly edited. Sometimes there are missing words or even misspellings. There are too many chapters about auctions, which slows the pace in the middle. The ending gets interesting again, but the author seems to have lost his vision. He makes certain cases, and then gives us example after example in which he proves himself wrong. That was a little confusing.

I still give the book five stars because I can't tell you how much I learned. Yes, the book isn't perfect, but I don't remember liking a non fiction book this much in a long time!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, One-of-a-kind Art Book
This is an excellent book. It is unique in that it combines the art world and economics. I very much enjoyed reading this book and getting a better understanding of how prices are set in the art world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has been curious of why a painting is priced over $100 million.

4-0 out of 5 stars You paid how much!!!
The book is really a great view of the 'Contemporary Art' market. That people pay the kind of money that they do is mind boggling. My question is this, will the people that invest with this guy be able to tell when the money genius part of his brain is eaten up by the art buying moron part of his brain?

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading for every art student...
This book should be read by every single person hoping to achieve the title of "artist". It is an extremely in-depth and thoroughly researched book about the goings on in the economics of contemporary art, and I must say as a former art student and current struggling artist, it was eye-opening to say the least. Some critical reviews knock the book for its limited scope and failing to recognize other ways in which art can be financially lucrative for artists, but that's not what this book is meant to do. The book shows how the artists who are seen to be "at the top of their game", selling work in the million dollar range, actually get to that point. Often, it has very little to do with their actual art. The book is very sobering, even depressing at times, but the information it imports to those who wish to break into the world of contemporary art is absolutely indispensable. Most of the critical reviews complain that the book focuses too much on the business end of things, but the point it makes is that, when one reaches the apex of the contemporary art world, the business of art is far more important than the art itself. It's straightforward and easy to understand, but be warned: it doesn't pull any punches, and tells it like it is. If you're an artist, this book is sure to influence how you view the world of contemporary art, whether it crushes your dreams or hardens your determination. Either way, it deserves to be read.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Adele Bloch-Bauer I of art books?
Don Thompson has written a tremendous book on a subject that many of us simply cannot fathom--why are certain so-called pieces of art, which aren't even aesthetically pleasing, worth so much darn money.Read this book and Professor Thompson will explain, and to his credit, he will acknowledge that to a certain extent there is no rational reason.The book is extremely well organized into relatively short chapters, with each covering a topic that is integral to his thesis.Thompson writes extremely well, and demontrates that he has a genuine interest in sharing his knowledge with the reader.If you are curious about the subject, do not hesitate to add this to your cart. ... Read more

3. Shark vs. Train
by Chris Barton
Hardcover: 40 Pages (2010-04-01)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$9.94
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Asin: 0316007625
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Shark VS. Train! WHO WILL WIN?!

If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train?

[star]"This is a genius concept." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

[star]"Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." -- Kirkus, starred review ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect picture book-
My 3.5 year old loves this book.It takes the silly premise of who is tougher, a shark or a train, and examines them competing in different games.Such as, which is a better ride at a carnival?The train, of course!Great illustrations and sassy text make it fun.

There's some jokes for parents too...in one scene the two are jumping over rows of cars...look for the one marked "Fonzarelli" and you'll understand where the "jump the shark" pop culture reference came from...remember Fonzie jumping the shark on Happy Days?

Very cute, but definitely boyish....This is one I was glad to pay for!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, fresh visual book!
My 5-year-old loves this book and finds it more hilarious every time we read it. Sometimes we just read the "bold" words, and sometimes he wants me to read all the little verbiage that's hidden about. Very fun!

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the hype
I had heard a lot of hype about this book, on Facebook and Twitter. So I approached it with a little bit of hesitation. So many people were raving about it and I just did not get it. Yet when I read the book for the first time, I found it so wonderful I read it through a few times in a row. Two young boys go to the toy box to select toys for playtime, one a train the other a shark, then Shark and Train have battle after battle to see who is the best, strongest, fastest, smartest ... The adventures they have are fun, hilarious and extremely entertaining, as often only the imagination of a child can be. The book is well written and illustrated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious puns on every page
This book was hilarious.My 5 year old son cackled at every page.The illustrations are wonderful and the dialogue is priceless.The caboose was our favorite character I think.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
My three year old boy loves this book.The timing must have been perfect because he's always loved trains but after asking me to read him this book 10 times in three days he asked his mom for shark shoes when they were at the store.I've read it enough times that he knows it by heart and will sit and "read" it to himself. ... Read more

4. I Survived:The Shark Attacks of 1916
by Lauren Tarshis
Paperback: 112 Pages (2010-09-01)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.83
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Asin: 0545206952
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In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down theAtlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey.

Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water. . .

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5. Everything Kids' Sharks Book: Dive Into Fun-infested Waters! (Everything Kids Series)
by Kathi Wagner, Obe Wagner
Paperback: 144 Pages (2005-02-01)
list price: US$8.95 -- used & new: US$5.05
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Asin: 159337304X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Grab your wetsuit and goggles-it's time for a deep-sea adventure with The Everything Kids' Sharks Book! Explore the world of these underwater giants through tons of puzzles, exciting shark facts, and do-it-yourself activities. You'll learn all about the skills sharks need to survive in dark ocean waters, why their body shape helps them move, how they hunt for food, and what it takes to fend off enemies!

Using The Everything Kids' Sharks Book, you'll:

  • Decode words to find answers to fun shark riddles
  • Search the ocean floor to uncover a hidden treasure
  • Wind your way through shark-infested mazes
  • Rearrange puzzle pieces to make pictures of your favorite sharks
  • Unscramble clues jumbled by sneaky sharks

    Packed with fun games, exciting projects, and cool experiments, The Everything Kids' Sharks Book will have you scouring the ocean for endless adventure! ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book!
    The book was exactly what I was hoping for, it is full of wonderful activities, and puzzles that my nephew can interact with. He will absolutely love the pictures, and puzzles, but the text is written in a way that he can learn and enjoy! Thank you

    5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific, Educational, Fun Fun Fun ...
    My 7 year old son has been a shark fanatic for as long as he's known about them. He has put together quite an extensive collection of books and other shark treasures, this book has become one of his favorites.Since the day he received it, it has been sitting on his nightstand, within close reach. I see him reading and looking through this book more than any of the others that he has on sharks.He loves to come up with another 'hey did you know' fact to share, that he has learned from this book.Unlike some others that remain in near pristine condition; this one is dog eared, bent and shows all signs of being a loved book.

    Inside you will find many fast facts, puzzles, mazes, riddles and the like mixed with a treasury of information about the beloved shark as a species.This has been a great book for both long and short reads, as you don't have to sit and do the cover to cover traditional read that sometimes becomes daunting to the younger bunch. Each chapter/section is somewhat short yet chock full of great child friendly illustrations, shark and habitat facts and short games/puzzles.

    If you have a shark fan or a child interested in learning a bit about different undersea critters, this may be a good choice for you. I know there are tons of shark books out there to choose from but if you talk to my 7yr old son, he would tell you that this is one of the best!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely high quality content, well-organized and presented
    I tend not to review a lot of children's book, however, this particular one warranted a complete review.As a former biology major and research scientist, I can say that this book presents a lot of good, accurate and interesting facts about sharks and isn't just fluff.It also has a glossary of terms and presents the content in imaginative and engaging ways.

    For a time, I was a director of education and I understand that there are different types of learners, this book appeals to them all using text, puzzles, mazes, crosswords and other ways to present and reinforce concepts.However, it is in no way sterile or devoid of fun.In other words, it's not like a highly structured book that would be put together by an adult who doesn't have a lot of experience with kids.

    This book will be FUN and EDUCATIONAL.The folks who put this together hand kids in mind and they did a wonderful job of targeting to the 9-12 age group.You can buy this for about $6.00 new and as low as $0.29 cents used.At either price, this is a bargain and will return hours of fun and education.I also like how it supports raising consciousness around these animals that for the most part endangered and about the environment in general.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good book
    Lots of good shark info for a shark lover like my son.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book.
    This book is great for kids who like to read about sharks.It is filled with fun activities for kids to learn from. ... Read more

  • 6. The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change
    by Jon Gordon
    Hardcover: 112 Pages (2009-09-22)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$8.90
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    Asin: 0470503602
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    An illustrated business fable that gives you the faith, courage and confidence to win in today's tough economic climate

    Fear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today's struggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturns also lead to new opportunities. It's easy to worry, give up and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do and how you handle adversity is your choice-and the only choice that matters. In fact, study history and you'll find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same.

    In The Shark and the Goldfish, Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept out to sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teaches him the ultimate lesson-Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go find food. Gordy also learns that the difference between a full and empty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face of adversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforces a proven truth: You can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond and in turn this determines the outcome.

    • A business fable that teaches valuable lessons on the importance of working hard, maintaining a locus of control and focusing on positive choices instead of negative voices,
    • Written by Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule
    • Reveals how change is inevitable-but that you can make it your friend or foe.
    • Provides an action plan filled with tips and strategies to thrive during change and adversity

    If you're facing tough economic times, The Shark and the Goldfish will motivate you, inspire you, and give you the confidence you need to thrive during changing times.Amazon.com Review

    An illustrated business fable that gives you the faith, courage and confidence to win in today's tough economic climate

    Fear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today's struggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturns also lead to new opportunities. It's easy to worry, give up and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do and how you handle adversity is your choice-and the only choice that matters. In fact, study history and you'll find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same.

    In The Shark and the Goldfish, Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept out to sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teaches him the ultimate lesson-Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go find food.Gordy also learns that the difference between a full and empty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face of adversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforces a proven truth: You can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond and in turn this determines the outcome.

    • A business fable that teaches valuable lessons on the importance of working hard, maintaining a locus of control and focusing on positive choices instead of negative voices,
    • Written by Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule
    • Reveals how change is inevitable-but that you can make it your friend or foe.
    • Provides an action plan filled with tips and strategies to thrive during change and adversity

    If you're facing tough economic times, The Shark and the Goldfish will motivate you, inspire you, and give you the confidence you need to thrive during changing times.

    5 Ways to Stay Positive During Changing Times
    Amazon-exclusive content from author Jon Gordon

    1. Tell Yourself a Positive Story—Life is a story, and the story we tell ourselves and the role we play determines the quality and direction of our life. The most successful people are able to overcome adversity by telling themselves a more positive story than the rest. Instead of a drama or a horror movie, they define their life as an inspirational tale. Instead of being the victim, they see themselves as a fighter and over-comer. Those who are able to thrive during tough times have what’s called a "locus of control", which means that while they can’t control the market conditions, through their positive attitude, faith and actions, they believe they have an influence on the outcome of their story…and as a result they do.

    2. Model Success—Whenever I speak to a company, I always interview the leadership team and ask them if there are people who are succeeding during this challenging time. The answer is always "yes". I then interview these people who are succeeding and share their habits with the audience (with their approval of course). You can do the same. Find out who in your market is thriving, ask to meet with them, learn from them and model their attitude and actions. If they can do it, so can you.

    3. Zoom Focus—Now is the time to tune out the negative voices and focus on your choices.All that matters is the choices you make and the actions you take each day to grow yourself, your team and your business. Your job every day is to stay positive and take positive action. Be like the real estate agent who told me that she doesn't focus on the negative things the other agents in her office say. She doesn’t focus on the negativity in the media. She focuses on what she can do every day to be successful. She focuses on marketing her business, taking care of her clients, and building loyal relationships. To help you "Zoom Focus", ask yourself this question each morning, “What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?” Then, each day, take action on those three things.

    4. Post a Sign “No Energy Vampires Allowed”—Post this sign in your mind and in your office. Gandhi said “I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet,” and neither should you. This sign will signal to others that you are staying positive and you expect people to interact with you in a positive way. Don't buy into the pessimism of others. Instead, invite your team on your bus for a positive ride.

    5. Turn Negative Energy into Positive Solutions—Invoke The No Complaining Rule and practice it yourself. Utilize your own complaining as a catalyst for positive change and positive action. Let your complaints help you identify what you don’t want so you can focus on what you do want. The key is to turn complaints into solutions.

    5 Ways to Stay Positive During Your Job Search
    Amazon-exclusive content from author Jon Gordon

    1. Say to yourself, “I have a dream.” Then start working to achieve it. Having studied many successful people, I found that they all can pinpoint the moment where they decided what they truly wanted to achieve in life. It’s a practice that should be required for all of us. After all, if you know what you truly want out of life then you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Obvious as this may sound, many people never take the time to discover it. They live on autopilot, letting circumstances shape their days and months and years and decades. When I lost my job years ago, I realized that though I was initially sad to lose it I hadn’t been truly happy. So, I took a moment and asked myself what I truly wanted to do with my life. What was I born to do? I asked. ‘Why am I here?’ After a few days of thinking, the idea to open a franchise restaurant, which would hopefully allow me time to write, popped in my head. And off I went toward achieving my dream.

    2. Choose to have faith in what you want, rather than what you don’t want. Try out this riddle: What do fear and faith have in common? The answer: A future that hasn’t happened yet. So why would you choose to paint that future bleak and empty, when you could paint it vibrant and fulfilling and fun? Fear believes in a negative future while faith believes in a positive future. Even if you’re not a spiritual person, why would you choose to believe the worst is going to happen? It just feels better to look to the positive future.

    3. Start each day with “three questions.” When you get up each morning, ask yourself this one question, "What are the 3 things I need to do today that will help me find the job and create the success that I desire?" Then, take action on those 3 things every day until you’ve achieved them. This is a great way to keep feeding your positive energy.

    4. Take on a “glass 92 percent full” approach to the recession. Today’s employment-related statistics can be hard to get out of your head when you’re searching for a job. But unlike the pundits on TV who seem all too pleased to focus on the most negative numbers available, you can choose to focus on the flip side. Rather than fixating on 10 percent unemployment, focus on 90 percent employment. Dwelling on the higher number will likely be better for maintaining a positive state of mind during your job search. Always remember, the choice is yours.

    5. Choose to be humble and hungry. Be humble. Know that you don’t have all the answers and can learn something from everyone. Know that there are always new ways to learn, improve, and get better. Be open to advice. Be open to learning a new skill and trying a job you haven’t thought of before. Also, be hungry. Seek out a mentor, take him to lunch and model his success. Think of his life as a blueprint you can follow. Continuously improve and seek out new ideas and new strategies. By remaining humble and hungry after my job loss, I was able to focus on and learn the things that made it possible for me to run a restaurant, write and speak. In short, being humble and hungry helped me achieve another great H-word: happiness!

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    Customer Reviews (11)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quick reminder of basic truths
    This book would be a great speech, it is a quick and easy reminder of things we already know but don't apply.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome positive book during waves of change!
    This is an awsome book to give as a gift.I gave it for a graduation, wedding, and a gift to my mom when she had heart surgery!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too Short
    The book is good but cost too much. You can read whole book in less than an hour.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Shark or Goldfish!
    Fabulously inspirational, and creates great incentive for a new mindset! An easy read and a must if you want to succeed at ANYTHING!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Shark without bite
    This book was suggested to me by Amazon, possibly due to recent purchases of management literature mainly the works of Seth Godin. So having read most Mr Godin's inspiring books, expectations where high when this surprisingly thin book arrived. The writer Jon Gordon starts by stating the obvious that this is a simple (or even banal) story and then underlines why this is not a problem. Then the story kicks off with semi-religious illustrations and all. And guess what. It is a very simple story. In fact it is so simple you get the message after reading the preview on the "Look inside!"-feature on this website. Nothing in this book blows your mind in any way. The message is sort of "if you can dream it, you can do it" served like a Happy Meal. If you are looking for an alternative bed story for really small kids, this might actually put them to sleep. But if you are looking for a new way of thinking and acting "during waves of change" - look elsewhere. ... Read more

    7. Amazing Sharks! (I Can Read Book 2)
    by Sarah L. Thomson
    Paperback: 32 Pages (2006-10-01)
    list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$0.58
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    Asin: 0060544562
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Did you know that some sharks can . . .

    • glow in the dark!
    • grow to be as long as a fire truck!
    • lose thousands of teeth during their lives!
    • feel electricity in the water!

    Filled with outstanding photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Amazing Sharks! is a new title in an exciting nonfiction I Can Read Book series. The series explores the amazing animals that share our world and how we can help them survive.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars good
    Used it for my radio show on KGPL 91.7 fm On historical route66

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great pictures, great info
    A definite hit for any "future marine biologist." My daughter loves it and re-reads it often.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I loved it and I'm afraid of sharks
    Okay, I cannot figure out why I bothered to buy this book in the first place. Despite the fact that I live in Utah and have not spent a heck of a lot of time near the ocean, I have a weird fear of sharks.But guess what? Plenty of other people find them plenty cool! And as I read this introductory text to the amazing world of sharks I found myself grudgingly appreciating their incredible diversity and ability to survive. Truly they are very cool animals and while I will never love them I did appreciate what this book taught. And that means great text, lots of incredible, beautiful, and terrifying photos, and neat, did-you-know style facts.Shark lovers will love this quick read and those delighting in information will also get something out of it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    I purchased several books at one time for my emergent reader son, who is 4 years old.This was his favorite.He loved the pictures and could begin to read some of the words as well.This is an excellent way to introduce young children to non-fiction books. ... Read more

    8. The Raw Shark Texts: A Novel
    by Steven Hall
    Paperback: 448 Pages (2008-04-11)
    list price: US$14.00 -- used & new: US$1.25
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    Asin: 1847671748
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    A thrillingly original novel published in thirty-three countries to worldwide acclaim, The New York Times Magazine called The Raw Shark Texts a genre-founding work of fiction.

    Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. All he has left are his diary entries recalling Clio, a perfect love who died under mysterious circumstances, and a house that may contain the secrets to Eric’s prior life. But there may be more to this story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and to escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him. Moving with the pace of a superb thriller, The Raw Shark Texts has sparked the imaginations of readers around the world and is one of the most talked-about novels in years.
    Amazon.com Review
    Amazon Best of the Month, March 2007: Not since Fight Club have a I read a book that sizzled with such fierce originality and searing vision as Steven Hall's electrifying debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts. It's a twisting, trippy thriller that tears through the landscape of language, revealing the lurking terrors uncovered in every letter of the written word. Steven Hall swims in the same surreal waters as pop-culture pioneers David Lynch and Michel Gondry, and The Raw Shark Texts deserves to be shelved somewhere between Trainspotting and Life of Pi. It pulls you under like a riptide, leaving you exhausted, exhilarated, and gasping for air.

    But don't just take our word for it. We asked Audrey Niffenegger, one of the most creative contemporary writers working today, to share with readers her take on Steven Hall's debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts. Check out her exclusive Amazon guest review below. --Brad Thomas Parsons

    Guest Reviewer: Audrey Niffenegger

    Audrey Niffenegger is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Books Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. A visual artist, she shows her artwork at Printworks Gallery in Chicago. The Time Traveler's Wife, her first novel, was an international bestseller and was one of Amazon.com's Best Books of 2003. It won several awards and is being made into a major motion picture. Her visual novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress, were recently published by Harry N. Abrams. Miss Niffenegger is currently hard at work on her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, a ghost story set in London's Highgate Cemetery.

    Eric Sanderson has lost his memory, his girl, his life as he once knew it. His pre-amnesiac self is sending him letters, a sort of correspondence course on how to be Eric Sanderson. Unfortunately, this previous self didn't really have it all together either. This is too bad, because the source of all the trouble is a conceptual shark, a Ludovician shark, no less. Soon Eric is on the run, trying to piece it all together and find true love before his mind gets wiped by the shark for the twelfth and probably final time.

    Steven Hall is an inventive, funny and extremely smart writer. I am a letterpress printer and a typophile, and I was drawn to his book because of the typography: The Raw Shark Texts is riddled with typographic games, codes, a flip book, and a boatload of very elegant plot devices that hinge on collisions between the Information Age and the imagination. At one point Eric and Scout, his guide/love interest, are speeding away from the conceptual shark on a motorbike. Scout eludes the shark by exploding a letter bomb, a bomb made out of old metal type; the type diverts the shark into a stream of random letterforms. At this I practically fell off the couch with admiration.

    There's plenty to groove on in The Raw Sharks Texts even if you're not a type maven. There's echoes of Cyberpunk, Borges, Auster; there is adventure on the high seas, lost love, an exploration of what it means to be human in the age of intelligent machines. The Raw Sharks Texts is huge fun, and I gleefully recommend it. --Audrey Niffenegger

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal!
    I closed the book, and began staring intently at the back. I read the synopsis a few times, chuckling distantly to myself as I noticed how little of the book it truly summarized (no different from any other synopsis of a good, good book). But other than that I really just stared, blankly. An overriding feeling of emptiness racked the cockles of my heart. So I quickly flipped the book over, opened the front cover and began again. That was two weeks ago...
    Today, I have read the book four times straight, each time falling more and more desperately in love with the whole novel. The brilliantly crafted adventure story behind it that any nerd could adore, the inventive (and some times quite humorously so) arch-villains, and most importantly the powerful, perfect, peaceful relations ship between the First Eric Sanderson/Second Eric Sanderson and Clio/Scout. This is sincerely the best book I have ever had the pleasure of picking up. Once I read the first few lines I was completely trapped. Hours would seamlessly fly by as I read through this story, hungering with ever second for more, more, MORE!!! I suggest this book heartily to anyone, and everyone. With in its pages is a little story for every type of reader. As for me, I'm going to go and start reading it a fifth time.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Long winded, complicated and boring
    Man wakes up to find he has no memory. A note from his previous self warns of dire things to come. What follows is a wild scifi thriller description of losing your mind. Evil takes the form of a conceptual shark, which eats your memories. The book had its moments, but it was quite frankly too long winded and strange for my tastes.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's ok
    This, for me was a very puzzling book with a very unusual theme or thesis. It was not the best or most interesting for me.

    J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hey, I enjoyed it...
    I'm not going to rehash what's been said 100 times by previous reviewers.Go ahead and read their reviews for plot points and devices.My opinion of the book is that, while the execution may be spotty in parts (ugh, mediocre dialogue and almost tedious climax,) the ideas expressed in the novel are good enough to carry my recommendation.The essence of the book is strong, and if you read it trying to experience that essence of story and ideas, then you'll have a pleasant experience.At its heart, it's a well-conceptualized book about people dealing with their own personal tragedies, but... it is purposely abstract.Remember that, and you should have a nice time of it.However, like a Rorschach Test, try and force it into some ideal shape or thing and you're just going to get bogus results.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Far less than what I expected
    Despite being so highly acclaimed, The Raw Shark Texts was a schizophrenic attempt at some kind of postmodern surrealism. The fact that it was compared to Danielewski on the cover made me really excited to read it, but alas, I was let way way way down. I don't think the author really had a clear plan for the plot, because the story meanders through a bunch of half-baked ideas without any real focus.

    Mostly, it just seemed like Hall took on something a bit over his head. I imagine the idea for this book came about while he was high, sounding something like this: "Dude, what if, like, there was this shark. Okay? But like, not a REAL shark, a CONCEPTUAL shark, that eats your memories and stuff."

    If you want to read something cool, I suggest House of Leaves. That book changed my perspective on the act of reading--something The Raw Shark Texts did not nor could not do. ... Read more

    9. The Best Book of Sharks
    by Claire Llewellyn
    Paperback: 32 Pages (2005-04-14)
    list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.22
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    Asin: 0753458756
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This gripping book offers amazing insight into the deep-sea lives of the creatures that have perennially captured children's imaginations--where sharks live, what they feed on, how they bear their young.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book - A little beyond my 8 year old's reading level
    My almost 8 year old daughter loves sharks. The quality and contents of this book are very good. Great photos. But, she is not able to read it on her own. I was hoping she could read it to herself, but it's made for a good read aloud.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good introductory non fiction
    My students, especially the boys, adore this book and all the cool pictures of the sharks. In fact, they frequently get into debates about the various species and are always asking me to identify a particular shark. It has lots of fun facts as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I havne't personally seen this book since I had it shipped to my granddaughter who is 7 years old.She LOVES it, and from what she has told me she has learned alot about Sharks.Parent's were happy with the quality of the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "The Best Book of Sharks" lives up to it's title
    This beautifully illustrated book has some teeth.It identifies many kinds of sharks as well as gives information about their life cycles, how babies are born, where they live and how they eat.It is straight forward, does not demonize sharks or scare kids about them.And it's great to look at.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good nonfiction book on sharks
    This is a good book for children 2 to 7. my son who is 3 1/2 and several of my dar-care-children enjoy looking at this book. It shows several species of sharks, talks about their gills and how they breath with their gills. Shows Scuba divers studying the sharks.The scuba divers where of great interest to the children.The photos are very nice. It has just enough information for a young child. ... Read more

    10. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
    by Hunter S. Thompson
    Paperback: 624 Pages (2003-11-01)
    list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$9.98
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    Asin: 0743250451
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

    Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" -- "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.Amazon.com Review
    In addition to being a testament to the undeniably beatifying properties of American excess--literary, political, chemical, you name it--HunterThompson is the high priest of the ad hominem attack. Anyone unlucky enoughto get in the way of his satirical sledgehammer will end up with soup forbrains. Still, even Thompson needs a good villain to get properly latheredup; that's why he peaked simultaneously with America's 37thpresident, Richard Milhous Nixon. Tricky Dick was Thompson's dark-jowled,pale-calved Muse, and with his departure Thompson seemed to lose his placea bit. Swatting flies with a baseball bat.

    You need look no further for this writer's best: this collection of pieces,first published in 1979, spans all of Thompson's primo era, including shortpieces and selections from longer works. The Great Shark Hunt sportsa few articles filed by a pre-Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson, which show flickers of passion butno real fire; the first experiments with the author's drug-fueled brand ofjournalism at the Kentucky Derby; and finally the gigs that made him anAmerican institution, in Las Vegas and on the 1972 campaign trail.

    Thompson's style is so unique that a reader is tempted to think that heleapt, fully formed, into Gonzohood. However, along with the crazy,careening prose itself, one of the auxiliary pleasures of The GreatShark Hunt is the map that it gives of Thompson's ascent (or descent,if you prefer) from the workaday hyperbole of sports writing to thehell-blast vigor of his later work. The drugs are, by and large, adistraction--lifestyle points that get in the way of the genuinelyperceptive journalism that Thompson created. (But they are there, always,and in quantity.) If you're looking for insight into the underbelly ofAmerica, Hunter S. Thompson is your best and only guide, and The Great Shark Huntis an excellent place to begin the grim safari. --Michael Gerber ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Raw Journalism
    The late Hunter was more than a powerful and deadly shark, he was a modern day John Stewart, challenging the systen from within. This book showcases his power to tell real and important day to day tales. Long live Hunter...

    5-0 out of 5 stars When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro...
    This is an excellent collection of Hunter S. Thompson's 1970's articles.

    Entertaining, insightful, hilarious, and sometimes even informative.

    What else can I say? Buy this book, sit comfortably, pour yourself a glass of your favourite poison or smoke whatever dried vegetable matter you are inclined to smoke, read, and enjoy!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Like Hemingway, a prisoner of his era
    HST, in his essay (included in this book) "What Lured Hemingway to Ketchum?", talks about how Hemingway reflected the Zeitgeist of his time, and as that era faded, Hemingway faded as well. After World War II the world changed, but Hemingway could not, and Hemingway eventually ended his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. I was struck, in reading that essay, by how much his observations could have been about Thompson himself. An outrageous, self-indulgent and wild creature of the Sixties, this book captures the height of his creative power and instinct in symbiosis with the memetic explosion of the Sixties. But as the world changed, HST was, like Hemingway, trapped by that declining Zeitgeist. The further the Sixties slid into history, the less relevant Thompson became because, like Hemingway, he was unwilling to adapt. Thompson, like Hemingway, lived the last years of his life in a remote cabin with the few people he still understood. Thompson, like Hemingway, ended his life with a gun.

    It's difficult, however, to criticize HST cognizant of how much of our contemporary culture was created or made possible by him. A parallel can be seen in Hunter S. Thompson's contemporary Timothy Leary. It's in vogue among psychedelic people to call Leary, Nixon's "Public Enemy Number One", the worst thing that happened to the psychedelic experiment of the 20th century. Perhaps, but these men, Thompson and Leary, created our world. It's tough to imagine how they, as creative individuals, could have been anything but mirrors of the Zeitgeist. If Thompson had not been a crazy, weird, irresponsible, self-indulgent rogue, what would he have been? He would have been just a failed Air Force sports writer. I firmly believe the same thing of Leary - these men were created by the Sixties and really had no choice about the role they had to play. They had to play the clowns, because the era was a circus.

    At least Leary continued to engage the fin de siecle world and strove to stay relevant, for example by being an early pioneer in the personal computer revolution. Thompson narcissistically and lazily rode the wave only until it ebbed, then gave up. Hunter S. Thompson never tried to understand the strange new world that grew around him as the century ended. To our continuing loss, he took the easy way out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to Hunter S. Thomspon
    "The Great Shark Hunt," despite its banal title and cover image, is the best primer on Hunter Thompson you're going to get.

    There is his first work of "gonzo journalism" about the Kentucky Derby, exerpts from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" as well as "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail." But even if you have bought these works separately, this book has a lot of the small articles that appeared in Rolling Stone and other magazines that you probably haven't seen.

    I'd highly recommend this compilation over any other Thompson book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars hunter for those with a-d-d
    Ok everyone thinks of hunter as the greatest modern writer.This book is more of a tolit read, quick stories you could thumb through alright but you should induldge yourselfin a novel.Do this to get the grasp of his writing and his mind a good introduction to hunters work.ALSO I ALWAYS AM LOOKING FOR POLO IS MY LIFE ANYONE KNOW ITS WHERE ABOUTS ONLINE TELL ME!!! ... Read more

    11. Sand Sharks (Deborah Knott Mysteries)
    by Margaret Maron
    Mass Market Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-11-01)
    list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$4.34
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    Judge Deborah Knott can't wait to trade the lush fields of Colleton County for the clear blue ocean and long stretches of sand at Wrightsville Beach. A summer conference for the North Carolina district court judges couldn't come soon enough for Deborah, who is overwhelmed by her newly married life and the responsibilities of being a mom.

    Lying beneath the hot summer sun in Wrightsville and reconnecting with old friends over delicious seafood dinners in nearby Wilmington, Deborah finally begins to unwind. But tensions are building beneath the surface of this seemingly peaceful resort area. Deborah's relaxing trip to the seaside takes a sudden, dark turn when she stumbles upon the strangled corpse of one of her less-admired colleagues. It doesn't take long before she realizes that the killer may have another target, much closer to home.

    Unwilling to stand idly by while the murderer draws near, Deborah begins to investigate alone. At each turn, her list of suspects grows to include everyone from her judicial colleagues and friends to local television personalities and restaurant employees, and soon it seems that anyone in Wilmington could be capable of murder. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Knott Withstanding
    I have to confess that that Margaret Maron's series featuring Judge Deborah Knott is one of my favorites. These classy cozies, firmly rooted in the South, stand the test of time.

    SAND SHARKS is set on the Carolina sea shore where Deborah is attending a continuing educational conference for district judges. When one of the judges, a man notorious for corruption and dirty politics, gets murdered, Deborah is unlucky enough to find the body.

    Suspects abound, including Deborah's cousin and former law partner, her sort-of-reformed bad-boy ex-husband and other lawyers and judges. But everybody thinks the dead man had it coming until another judge, an elderly gentleman whom everyone likes and respects, is the victim of a vicious hit-and-run accident.

    Despite being separated from her sheriff husband, Deborah can't resist poking around. To lure the killer out of hiding, she consents to become bait for the trap that the local lawman is setting. As usual, there's both humor and suspense. Readers will revel in arcane legal trivia and the beachside setting makes this a great book to read at the beach.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Really good book
    The Deborah Knott series had gotten rather predictable, but with this one, it is back in a good groove. My opinion may be colored because I am a retired North Carolina lawyer who knows of most of the real names and places she uses in this book and I love that somebody has finally said that judges don't have to work as hard as practicing lawyers.Thank You, Margaret Maron. After all that, the story held my interest and I read the book in one sitting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great shore vacation read
    Maron writes a challenging mystery with several funny twists.Very entertaining, makes fun of lawyers and judges, alike. Deborah Knott seldom gets invited to help investigate a crime, so this is a real change.A large field of suspects adds to the suspense. I loved this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable as always
    This review applies to the audio version.

    #15 Judge Deborah Knott mystery. Deborah is off to the beach at Wilmington for a judges' conference while new husband Dwight takes his son and Deborah's brother Will north to Virginia to clear out his murdered ex-wife's house and ready it for selling, while attending some seminars of his own in that area. Deborah is looking forward to afew days of relaxing on the beach, seeing old friends and scarfing down some fresh seafood, but of course ends up smack dab in the middle of a murder investigation when she discovers the strangled body of Judge Pete Jeffries in the water. She didn't know him well but had witnessed him being quite a butthead in just the few hours before his death that evening at Jonah's, a local restaurant. Her colleagues then fill the gaps with other stories of his greed and incompetence and the suspect list burgeons. When an older judge who is about to retire is deliberately run down on the way to a retirement reception for him, putting him into a coma, the local police detective and (privately) Deborah begin trying to figure out if the two incidents are related--and if so, how.

    There was a lot of different personal things going on in this episode, and the mystery seemed somewhat secondary. Which is okay, because I love visiting with Deborah and her family and friends. Another wonderful episode in this series, which has become one of my very favorites, and probably THE favorite audio series for me now, since reader C.J. Critt does such a fantastic job of interpreting who Deborah is and also all the secondary characters as well as the peripheral characters who exist for just a short time. The down side? I have to wait many moons for the release of the next one!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Deborah Knott returns
    Judge Deborah Knott was married seven months ago and immediately became a full time step mother. She loves her stepson and carefully gives him the space and time he needs to grieve his mother's death. She also needs her own space so getting away for a week by herself sounds delightful. The annual meeting of the North Carolina judges is being held at Wrightsville Beach.

    Deborah meets friends for dinner. As they were leaving the restaurant that evening, Deborah leaned over the railing and sees the body of Pete Jefferys. He was not well liked many people had a reason to murder him. The local police approach her for help. They thought her questions would not alienate her colleagues.

    This is the first book I have read in this series. I love to read a good mystery. I had heard a lot about this series and felt this book did not live up to the hype. I have read one of Margaret Maron's stand alone books and enjoyed it. This book still needs some editing and proofreading. ... Read more

    12. Shark in the Park (Usborne Phonics Readers)
    by Phil Roxbee Cox
    Paperback: 16 Pages (2006-12)
    list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.12
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    Asin: 0794515096
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    A story with a phonics-based text, designed to help children learn to read. Some pages have fold-out flaps which give new readers a chance to guess what will happen next. The inside back cover contains a phonic breakdown of the words in the book. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Having fun learning to read
    My daughter loves reading these Usborne phonics books. The story is fun and the illustrations are cute.

    5-0 out of 5 stars my son loves this book
    my son loves this book he wants to read it over and over and is now trying to read it on his own. he loves the suprise ending... ... Read more

    13. Shark Dialogues
    by Kiana Davenport
    Paperback: 512 Pages (1995-08-01)
    list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$5.55
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    An epic saga of seven generations of one family encompasses the tumultuous history of Hawai'i as a Hawaiian woman gathers her four granddaughters together in an erotic tale of villains and dreamers, queens and revolutionaries, lepers and healers. Reprint. PW. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Masterful writing
    This book utterly defies categorization. It begins with a brief introduction of four girl cousins winging their way back to Pono's coffee farm in the 1990s. Then it jumps back in time and becomes historical fiction with a smattering of magical realism. Hawaii's sad and painful past is covered, with special emphasis on the way lepers were treated through the decades. But it's also a family saga following the generations of women in Pono's family, beginning with the unlikely pairing of a Tahitian princess and a one-eyed white sailor in the 1830s.

    Pono the dream-teller is the character holding together the entire story. She was born with mystical powers. Many people fear her the way they would a kahuna. Her life is bound by myth, legend, magic, and ancient herbal cures. Tall, fierce, and exquisitely beautiful, she has endured a life of rejection and alienation. Even her own family abandoned her as a child because they feared her strange powers. She finds solace in the sea, communing with mano 'aumakua, her shark ancestors. As she swims the depths with them she becomes part shark, growing the snout and the sandpaper-like skin. When she leaves the water she becomes fully human again.

    The second half of the book abandons history and returns to the 1990s. The four girl cousins have been summoned back to the Big Island by their grandmother Pono. She shares with them the secrets she should have told them many years ago when they spent their girlhood summers with her. The truth entirely alters their view of the family and their place in it. In this second half there's also a touch of romance, some thriller moments, and a strong condemnation of colonialism the world over. This portion of the book was less enjoyable reading than the first half, but the writing is masterful throughout. The scope of the novel and depth of feeling warrants a five-star rating, regardless of the disparity between the first and second halves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
    I love this book! In fact, my recent order was for my second copy, because I had loaned my original to so many of my friends (who also loved it) that it was coming apart, and I really wanted a copy to keep in my library.
    I bought Shark Dialogues to read while on vacation in Hawaii. I'm from the East, so Hawaii is much different from anything I know as home. In many years of schooling and reading on my own, I had never been exposed to Hawaiian literature, and although I had always considered myself to be rather knowledgeable of American history, I soon came to realize I knew practically nothing about Hawaii's history. Now, after Shark Dialogues, I feel like an expert.
    The scope of the story of this book is amazing. It goes back years and then forward years. The descriptions, the characters, the shear weight of the point of view of the author is truly unlike anything else I've ever read. This is a story of Hawaii told by a native whose love of her homeland is obviously very very deep, and that comes through on every page, but through an incredibly rich "tale" and not as opinion that hits you over the head. This book has a soul.
    This book takes you places I bet you've never been. Read it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Hard to describe - but good
    Hawaiian, mystical, historical... it is as much about Hawaii's land and lore as it is about the characters in the story.Strong female characters.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Magical and Educational
    The first half of this novel is wonderful! I could not get enough of it.I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Tahitian runaway bride and the one eyed whaler and their life in pioneer Hawaii and their children.I learned so much about Hawaii history.Davenport has exceptional talent throwing in historical facts and details without losing the magic of an engrossing storyline.I was overtaken with emotion many times.A quarter thru the book, Pono is introduced and she proves to be a character the reader will both love and hate.I found her "becoming a shark" a little strange and unbelievable and her behavior such as biting her daughter's face extremely repulsive, but her character is so strong and brave, I was bewitched by her.The love she shares with Duke is so strong and powerful, a love that can truly endure all things.However, the story started losing me when it began focusing on Rachel, Ming, Vanya, and Jess, Pono's granddaughters.I found them dull and unlikeable with all their drug and sex addictions and basically, I found myself scanning thru the last half of the book to see what became of Pono and Duke.I gave this 5 stars because the first half was so very wonderful and it being a long book, the first half alone was worth it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Steeped in history, passion, and story
    All I can say is read this book.It has a magical combination of Hawaiian history, culture, and story blended with issues all women can relate to - love, loneliness, and family. ... Read more

    14. Sharks (Priddy Books Big Ideas for Little People)
    by Roger Priddy
    Hardcover: 32 Pages (2005-10-21)
    list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$6.14
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    Asin: 0312495331
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Incredible close-up photos of sharks and other ocean life.
    Large format book shows creatures on a big scale.
    Fascinating facts, amazing records and trivia.
    Ideal for homework and school projects.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures.
    This book has great pictures.I just thought it was a little scary for my soft hearted 3 yr old son.Not too bad though:)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!!
    My kids, ages 4 and 7 love this book.It has lots of great pictures and facts on each page. The version we have is a lot bigger than the other review for this book that says it is 5 x 8.I didn't measure ours, but it is more like 10 x 12.It has a danger rating on each page(0-5 open jaws) for each animal and my kids love that part.It also has other sea animals like rays, octopus, green moray, jellyfish and lionfish.Great book well worth the $9.95

    5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL BOOK!
    This is an amazing book. It is difficult to find age (and skill) appropriate books for my child that has cerebral palsy. This being a board book is wonderful because my child can flip the pages on his own and the content is perfect for him at 4!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indestructible!
    This compact (5x8) board book with lots of information about all kinds of sharks (and other dangers of the deep) would be a fine addition to second grade classroom. The board book format will insure its long-term survival. Great photos, and not a drop of blood to be found! Seven year olds love bats, snakes, vampires, and SHARKS! Even though it's a board book, it's not really for babies. ... Read more

    15. Breakfast with Sharks: A Screenwriter's Guide to Getting the Meeting, Nailing the Pitch, Signing the Deal, and Navigating the Murky Waters of Hollywood
    by Michael Lent
    Paperback: 304 Pages (2004-05-25)
    list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$9.02
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    Asin: 060981043X
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    What They Didn’t Teach You in Your Screenwriting Course

    Screenwriters, listen up! Breakfast with Sharks is not a book about the craft of screenwriting. This is a book about the business of managing your screenwriting career, from advice on choosing an agent to tips on juggling three deal-making breakfasts a day. Prescriptive and useful, Breakfast with Sharks is a real guide to navigating the murky waters of the Hollywood system.

    Unlike most of the screenwriting books available, here’s one that tells you what to do after you’ve finished your surefire-hit screenplay. Written from the perspective of Michael Lent, an in-the-trenches working screenwriter in Hollywood, this is a real-world look into the script-to-screen business as it is practiced today.

    Breakfast with Sharks is filled with useful advice on everything from the ins and outs of moving to Los Angeles to understanding terms like “spec,” “option,” and “assignment.” Here you’ll learn what to expect from agents and managers and who does what in the studio hierarchy. And most important, Breakfast with Sharks will help you nail your pitch so the studio exec can’t say no.

    Rounded out with a Q&A section and resource lists of script competitions, film festivals, trade associations, industry publications, and more, Breakfast with Sharks is chock-full of “take this and use it right now” information for screenwriters at any stage of their careers. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars After you write the screenplay, then what?
    I bought this book at the Screenwriters Expo 2007, but I didn't read it until this year. What's unfortunate is that I didn't read it when it first came out (2004), and, what's more unfortunate is that it wasn't available when I first got involved in scriptwriting in 1997.

    "Breakfast with Sharks" is a very honest assessment of what it takes to sell a script in Hollywood. The author, although not associated with "big" movies" (in fact, his IMDB profile only lists one film, "Cashmere," as writer),nonetheless has obviously gone through the ringer and had the meetings, done the pitches and written the assignments -- and lived to tell about it in a clear (and occasionally hysterically funny) fashion. BWS is NOT about how to write a screenplay, so do not buy it for that purpose. But for what it offers, it is an excellent read.

    What I liked most about BWS is that Lent suggests a five-year plan to "make it" in Hollywood. He realizes (and points out) how this type of "dream career" can wreak havoc with "real" life (relationships, marriages, family, "real" jobs) and takes on the role of a helpful older brother who points out what awaits us if we decide to wade into the undertow of Hollywood's enticing waves.

    Lent also is one of the few writers who addresses the harsh realities of "older" writers who try to sell their scripts. He doesn't hold back on anything and tells it like it is. At least he respects older writers and I appreciate his concern and sympathy for them.

    In addition, he obliterates all the fairy dust and sparkle by pointing out what the handful of working screenwriters earn (85k/yr), making it clear that the idea of writing a script and becoming an overnight millionaire probably only happens in the movies (there... an idea for your next script!).

    He has occasionally scathing observations, and I did sense that he was somewhat jaded and bitter -- although I do not blame him, because Hollywood is the cruelest town on earth. He's had his ideas stolen from him, he's had major projects placed in his lap -- then had them canceled at the last second -- he's taken assignments so he could survive, and not because he necessarily wanted to -- and he's dealt with the egos, the fakes, the phoneys -- you name it, he's been there, except, it seems on a major motion picture; again, I do not hold that against him. One doesn't have to be associated with a major motion picture to understand what it takes to write and sell a screenplay, and he clearly does. And he makes an excellent effort to guide the clueless and the misinformed through the muck so that they can sell their screenplay (or at least understand why they may not sell it, no matter how good it is).

    He encourages people to make several short films and to have several scripts before coming to Hollywood or before hitting the pavement, and I couldn't agree with this advice more. So many people have stars in their eyes that they think the brilliance of their "high-concepts" will have them in their penthouse above Sunset before the sun sets. Highly unlikely, and Lent makes that clear, too.

    The only thing I would criticize is that he mentioned a friend of his who worked the midnight shift at a copy shop so that he could have his "days free" to take meetings and write, etc. He mentioned this about three times, I'm not sure why. But the bottom line is: If you are working 12am-8am, you are going to have to sleep and it is not healthy or productive to imagine that you can have your "days free" to pursue your dreams. The only thing that has worked for me, personally, is to stop working (except for once a week gigs) and dedicate huge chunks of time to finishing my script(s). Now I can say my script is almost done because I had the time to focus on it and hardly anything else. That is a luxury, I know, and Lent makes suggestions for jobs you can do while you're trying to reach your star. To that I would say: If you say you are a writer, that's what you are. If you say you are a "personal assistant," that's what you are -- you become who you say you are, and others view you that way. Just a tip to keep in mind that I have learned the hard way.

    Overall, thumbs up on this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars incredibly helpful
    I found this book empowering. It provided tons of insight into the industry and practical ways of breaking in.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST for any screenwriter ready to go beyond their script
    This is by far the best, most well-written and most practical book to be written, by a screenwriter, for screenwriters, on the business of being a screenwriter. Many screenwriters make the mistake of thinking that they can leave the 'dirty business' of dollars and cents, and wheeling dealing to their agent. Their job after all is just to write surely? But a writer who understands how the industry works and the business of entertainment functions, is better equipped to deal with its vagaries, and most importantly, be in control of their career. And this is a book that lets you do that.

    I recommend this book however be bought only by writers who are ready to move in the direction of seeking representation with an agent/manager rather than someone who is at the beginning stages of screenwriting. This is the book to read, after you've read McKee's story and countless other 'how to' books. This is the book to read when you don't need to read more advice on how to write your screenplay, but you need advice on how to conduct yourself as a professional screenwriter/writer. This is the book to read when you're trying to figure out the difference between an agent and a manager, and how the cogs and wheels of Hollywood grind, as far as the writer is concerned. The book is well-structured, and contains a very important chapter on the integral subject matter of moving to Hollywood. There are a wealth of practical tips on a range of subjects, from screenwriting competitions to writing a query letter to conducting yourself in a meeting and how to handle your first meeting, treatment, pitch and assignment. You could trawl all the screenwriting forums out there, or you could read this book (and trawl the forums).

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of Important and Practical Advice
    This book is a great insider's guide to the inner-workings of the Hollywood machine. I found it not only enlightening and helpful, but entertaining as well. The author often illustrates a point or principle with personal anecdotes that brings the issue to life. In fact, I wish he'd done this with virtually every subject he discussed. He also dwells heavily in the world of pitch meetings: how to get the meeting, how to prepare, what to do, even what to wear (not a suit) and how to sit (not on the couch if possible).

    Lent goes into great detail on the function of all the major cogs in the movie-making wheel: producers, directors, actors, agents, managers, creative executives, and more. For those of us with a script to sell but little in the way of industry know-how this is an invaluable course.

    On the downside, I'm sure most people reading this book are relatively new to the business and the first questions on their mind are: "Do I need an agent, and how do I get one?" Lent, in my opinion, wrote the book in the wrong order. I would have addressed this point up front, but instead you have to wait 123 pages for your answers. And it's not just burning curiosity that would serve this order, Lent often speaks about 'your agent' in the first 100 pages as if he's assuming you've got one and I don't think that's a fair assumption. My second fault with the book is his exceedinly sparse coverage of the screenwriting contest world. This is a vital topic for new screenwriters, one he devotes an astonishingly petite 4 pages to. The topic is well represented online, but we turn to Lent, again, for an insider's view on this milieu and are very disappointed with the lack of coverage.

    Overall, a quick and easy read that provides loads of useful and applicable information.

    3-0 out of 5 stars MEDIOCRE
    First a disclosure - I am not a screenwriter. I am an avid reader. So the fact this book didn't thrill me may mean nothing. If you're in pursuit of this dream you may have the background to assess the advice proffered.

    From purely a readers point of view I think the book could flow better. I have a keen interest in most things Hollywood, and those chapters dealing with Hollywood as town were intriguing. Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need ... Read more

    16. Shark River
    by Randy Wayne White
    Paperback: 320 Pages (2002-06-04)
    list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.50
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    Asin: 0425185214
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    What starts out as a normal Florida Keys work-vacation for marine biologist Doc Ford quickly turns into a hurricane of kidnapping, revenge-even murder. And while he can't see through the tropical storm, pieces of his past begin to appear.

    "A real winner here...More, please." (Washington Times )

    "White's most satisfying to date." (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Series
    Yet another fine addition to the Doc Ford series.
    Randy White has definitely captured that South Florida Spirit, even if it is based on the "left" coast.

    5-0 out of 5 stars DOCFORD#8
    SHARK RIVER ia a good one in this, the eighth book in the Doc Ford series. (Start with the first one.)In this one Doc tries to take a break with Tomlinson, his buddy, but ends up breaking up a kidnapping and exposing us to much of his candestine past, and even meets a new relative.Randy Wayne White lets us sit back with his books and read about a good friend of ours, Doc Ford. This is always fun stuff and good mysteries.This series is finally getting the recognition it deserves.RECOMMENDED

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice plot and likable characters
    Doc Ford not only stops a kidnapping but also helps a relative he didn't know he had, and at the same time not only kicks butt, but also stays a nice guy. White does an excellent job of keeping the plots moving, but also paints characters that are three-dimensional. While I would have preferred for the two plots to be woven together a bit more, I'll bow to White's expertise. A quality and fun read.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Everybody does South Florida - some better than others
    Randy White's "Shark River" never succeeds in being more than a rather tedious -- albeit knowledgeable -- marine travelog of South Florida.The elements of action/thriller are weak and hardly more than an afterthought.Everybody loves South Florida overcooked at the hands of Dorsey, Hiaasen, and Barry; Randy White is no threat whatsoever to that highly competitive niche.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Tense, fast paced and well written
    I have apparently been missing out on a very entertaining series featuring Randy Wayne Miller's "Doc" Ford.Ford is a member of a secret force put together by an unnamed president to act as his personal weapon, basically, working outside the channels of law and order to handle problems that law and order aren't doing so well with.This boo, the eight in the series, takes place after Ford has "retired," the president in question and his aides are dead.Some of the operatives still exist, including Ford, but for the most part he is now just a quiet Marine Biologist trying to stay out of the limelight.In this novel, Ford meets a Bahamanian woman who claims to be his sister, is drawn into the on-going saga of his best friend's sex life, and saves a young heiress from kidnapping and probable death.What follows is a hair-raising sequence of events involving everything from Rastafarian thieves looking for a lost ring they believe belonged to Bob Marley to Columbian drug runners, and secret espionage.Well plotted, well-paced, and the characters, despite this being a later book in the series, are very real, likeable, and fresh.This is narrated by Ron Mclarty, author of "The Memory of Running," which I also enjoyed.He has a very good narrative voice and is able to switch into character for each change of voice with ease.A good book, and a good performance.Highly recommended. ... Read more

    17. Shark Girl
    by Kelly Bingham
    Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-04-13)
    list price: US$8.99 -- used & new: US$4.90
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    Asin: 076364627X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Now in paperback— A teenager struggles through physical loss to the start of acceptance in an absorbing, artful novel at once honest and insightful, wrenching and redemptive.

    On a sunny day in June, at the beach with her mom and brother, fifteen-year-old Jane Arrowood went for a swim. And then everything — absolutely everything — changed. Now she’s counting down the days until she returns to school with her fake arm, where she knows kids will whisper, "That’s her — that’s Shark Girl," as she passes. In the meantime there are only questions: Why did this happen? Why her? What about her art? What about her life? In this striking first novel, Kelly Bingham uses poems, letters, telephone conversations, and newspaper clippings to look unflinchingly at what it’s like to lose part of yourself - and to summon the courage it takes to find yourself again. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A unique way of writing, a fascinating perspective on a shark attack
    Most of us struggle with how we want to be perceived or defined. Am I a good student, a great athlete, an amazing artist? All that was snatched from high schooler Jane. In one moment, she was the victim of a shark attack and barely survived. Now, she would be forever defined as shark girl or the girl with one arm. No more brilliant artist or talented athlete. Shark girl. Or, so she thinks. This novel is written in stream-of-consciousness verse, conversations, newspaper articles and poems(see example below) to capture Jane's road to recovery and the redefinition of self.

    4-0 out of 5 stars BookWhisperer Review: Shark Girl
    Shark Girl is a very very fast paced read. Being set up as a poem structure you don't really feel as though you are reading a typical books. It is very easy to find yourself halfway through the book within a few hours. I finished this book in one sitting. The story is that of a very unlucky little girl that is attacked by a shark. After having mangles her arm terribly that doctors had to amputate, and this is the story of a survivor and struggling to find comfort in her old life. I was exceptionally intrigued by the friend she ofJustin and Jane; it was amazing to see how the younger boy was able to accept his disability and more forward. It is heart wrenching to watch Jane possible destructive behavior turned around by the support of a younger child. This story is one that will leave you thinking way past the last page. Just what would you do if you were to lose a arm or a leg? Would we be the strong survivor or would we wallow and lose ourselves in defeat.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Golden Sower book
    We live in Nebraska and this state has a list of books the kids read.My daughter hated this book.Maybe because we don't live near an ocean but she found it to be a dairy.She thought this book dedn't have much of a story to it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Shark Girl
    Shark girl is a sad book.It is about a girl who gets her arm bitten off by a shark.Her brother thought fast and saved her.She is in the hospital.

    survives without an arm.

    4-0 out of 5 stars BookChick.com Recommends SHARK GIRL
    SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham is a fast and unusual read. It's written in verse (a style I increasingly love because you can read it so quickly) and it's told by a girl who loses her arm in a shark attack. It's a heartfelt story about what it means to lose something precious. That's obvious, right? I mean, we're talking about an arm here! Somehow, the author manages to convey precisely how it would feel to live with only one arm, the likely awkwardness, the new skills that must be learned. Particularly poignant is the narrator's relationship with her mother and her brother, who treats her the same and who eventually just says, "I don't care how many limbs you have. You need to help me with chores." (He doesn't quite put it like that, but you get the idea.) Because what the narrator wants more than anything is to be treated as a person, not as a person missing an arm.

    SHARK GIRL is probably won't be the first book you think of to buy or read. But if you do either, you won't regret it. ... Read more

    18. Great White: The Majesty of Sharks
    by Chris Fallows
    Hardcover: 192 Pages (2009-10-21)
    list price: US$50.00 -- used & new: US$11.30
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    Asin: 0811871037
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    For most people, sharks and fear go hand in hand. Renowned photographer and conservationist Chris Fallows maintains a more nuanced relationship with the superpredator. Gasp-inducing in their immediacy and surprise, Fallows's brilliant photographs present these mighty creatures in a different light. Great White the first publication to collect Fallows's work reveals the sublime beauty of sharks and provides a rare glimpse into the largely unseen world of great whites, hammerheads, and other breeds. Fallows captures these fearsome creatures both above water, as they intersect with humanity, and below, in their mysterious underwater domain. A one-of-a-kind portrait of the shark and a superlative study of the nature photographer's art, this book is bound to turn heads and elicit a deep appreciation for the creatures that inhabit our oceans. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pictures of Great White Sharks
    As an avid viewer of Shark Week on the Discovery channel, this book is basically identical to what was seen during that week a couple of years ago.Nothing new here, but I am an admirer of Chris Fallows, the work he does on behalf of sharks, and the beautiful and breathtaking pictures he takes.If it weren't for the fact that I have seen photos like these before (or others similar to them), I would have given it a 5-star review, but also probably wouldn't have bought it.I'm sure that is why a potential buyer is not able to view the contents of the book!If I had seen what was in it before I purchased it, I would have passed on buying it.It was encased in plastic and, therefore, is probably not returnable!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome great white shark photos!
    Beautiful photos in this book!Highly recommended for excellent color photos!Makes an interesting conversation piece!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional!
    Great hardcover coffee table book by a husband wife team whose passion for great whites really shines in the narration and exceptional photographs.

    Corners were slightly damaged in the shipping process. The seller could have prevented that by packaging it with a little more TLC.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Might be the greatest book cover...EVER. Only thing missing is 3-D glasses.
    Found it in a Borders store...for $50. Found it here for...under $20. Me = 1, Borders = 0.

    This book is a very large book, so the pictures really make a bigger impact as they are clear, well-shot photos. The great white shark is beautifully captured, and the author, Fallows, shows evidence that these sharks aren't out to get you every time you step in the ocean. Every turned page brought a "Wow" or an ominous silence. FYI, it also covers the Mako shark, along with a few others, but by the cover, you can see who hogs the spotlight here.

    Yes, I like sharks.

    I bought it for my nephew for his 8th birthday, and he also shares my enthusiasm for oceanic life. This book was an insanely smart buy and it may be one of the best purchases I've ever made on Amazon. Borders has a clear plastic wrapping over it if you find it there, so you can't thumb through it (arrgh), but trust me---if you like sharks, you will very much enjoy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great White is All Bite
    Everyone knows what a shark looks like: long and thick with fins and pointed faces with rows upon rows of sharp teeth. After all, sharks are famous, infamous rather, as dangerous predators to be feared and avoided, and thus their countenance is burned into our brains. However, Chris Fallows seems to abide by neither of these rules, and because of that he has produced - in spite of the fact that the image of a shark is universally recognized - a fresh, and terribly interesting, perspective on these salty hunters.

    Of course, any organism that is closely studied can inspire awe and fascination, and thus studies of them, especially visual ones (as is the case here) will evoke that inherent fascination. But Fallows' photographs of these impressive creatures present them in a light that not only compliments, but also adds to, the interest that sharks present. His photographs, which are almost better described as portraits, show sharks in a visceral and personal manner, highlighting their terrible beauty and impressiveness in a way that impresses upon one a new view of the creatures.

    Reviewed by Jordan Dacayanan ... Read more

    19. Sharks! (Time For Kids)
    by Adrienne Betz
    Paperback: 32 Pages (2005-01-01)
    list price: US$3.99 -- used & new: US$1.14
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    Asin: 0060576324
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sharks swam in the sea long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. Today there are more than five hundred kinds of sharks in the world. They range in size from the tiny dwarf shark to the huge whale shark. Some of them have thousands of teeth. And some sharks even glow in the dark!

    In SHARKS!, TIME For Kids® takes you under the seas to discover the exciting world of these super fish.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars sharks!oh my!
    Did you know that there is shark that glows in the dark?I didn't until I read this very informative books on sharks.Lots of species of sharks are discussed and full color photos of sharks are shown!There is even a chart that shows the various body parts of the shark!Open this book and learn more about the shark!

    The book does a great job of reporting interesting shark facts.I learned a lot form the book.

    Yes we would.The words are simple enough for a primary student to read, and the illustrations justify the reading.
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    20. Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do
    by Judi Barrett
    Hardcover: 34 Pages (2008-03-04)
    list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$6.93
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    Asin: 1416907246
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    There are many things you should never, ever, ever do.

    Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch!). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch!). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch!).

    Bestselling author JUDI BARRETT and imaginative illustrator JOHN NICKLE give us a raucous look at the perils of taking giraffes to the movies, goats to the library, and pigs out to lunch...and other such silly stuff. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bought for a 3 year old
    My 3 year old grandson really enjoyed the wonderfully illustrated pictures and humorous short sentences.It had him laughing all the way through the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars child's book every adult will adore
    This is the perfect gift for your children and grandchildren because the adult will have as much fun reading it and looking at the wonderful artistic detail as the children will!Bought one for myself to keep in my own library :).

    5-0 out of 5 stars My 1 year old son's absolute favorite!!
    My 1 year old son pulls out this book every single night to read before bed.The illustrations are colorful, vivid, and entertaining for children and adults alike.The words are funny too and short enough to where your very young child won't get impatient and uninterested before you turn the page.It also allows for you to make silly comments/noises at certain parts.I still haven't gotten tired of reading this one nightly.You will LOVE IT, I promise!

    5-0 out of 5 stars my children love it!
    Funny book and one of the first books my 5 yr. old could read on his own.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I got this book for a group of 4-7 yr old children. They would ask to read it over and over. The sentences are short and the pictures are great. I would recommend it to any parent or teacher. ... Read more

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