With the body of a torpedo, the jaws of a bear trap, the power of a truck and a brain the size of a thumb, this is the story of the great white shark, ocean’s most perfect predator. This fish is the result of evolution, engineering, chemistry, physics, and competition to survive in the world’s harshest environments.
I remember thinking two things at the time. Firstly, if it had wanted to eat us we wouldn’t have stood a chance and second, it didn’t want to eat us.
When James Woodford was confronted by half a dozen sharks swimming at full speed, he froze in shock. But he was even more surprised when they swan right past, completely ignoring him. He couldn’t reconcile this experience with the mindless eating-machines that dominate the discussion of sharks in Australia.
Interviewing world-renowned experts and joining research teams at Neptune Islands, one of the most famous shark aggregation locations in the world – and consequently one of the most dangerous dive sites – James investigates these intriguing creatures at close range and discovers their fascinating world.
237 pages,  unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm #0721
Includes bibliographical references (pages: 221-) and index.