Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Quotes

Michael Capuzzo
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"The Victorian scientific lust to classify and catalog every living plant, animal, and human tribe had made no inroads on the fish's privacy. Indeed, extreme scarcity is one of its greatest survival gifts."
Let Us Do Justice to Sharks, p. 3


"The great white employs a classic predatory technique once practice by the saber-toothed tiger. The extinct tiger hunted the woolly mammoth by biting it once and standing back. Avoid needless confrontation and expend no more energy than necessary...the great white was waiting for Vansant to bleed to death."
The Nightmare of Centuries, p. 33

"Sharks, like most animals, simply react in predetermined ways that, from an evolutionary standpoint, are clearly effective—or else they wouldn't be here any longer! That's why white sharks don't hold grudges, and don't spare women and children."
Detection and Concealment, p. 41


"The ocean is a wilderness. We would never enter a forest wilderness...

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