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River monsters : true stories of the ones that didn't get away

Author: Jeremy Wade
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Da Capo Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A companion to the Animal Planet series "River Monsters" highlights the most shocking creatures the author has come across in his travels as an extreme fisherman.
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Named Person: Jeremy Wade
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Wade
ISBN: 9780306820816 0306820811 9780306819544 0306819546
OCLC Number: 953921497
Notes: "River Monsters is an ICON FILMS production."-- title page verso.
Description: xii, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why some fishermen's tales are true --
Kali's accomplice [Goonch] --
European man-eater [Wels] --
Consumer of years [Goliath tigerfish] --
Death by a thousand cuts [Piranha] --
The riddle of the empty canoe [Arapaima] --
The engulfer [Piraiba] --
The penetrator [Candiru] --
Rift Valley roulette [Nile perch] --
Pariah of the Bayous [Alligator gar] --
Even in paradise, I am [Freshwater shark] --
The wish-you-were-dead fish [River stingray] --
The Lake Iliamna monster --
Alien invaders [Snakehead] --
River shark revisited --
From the Amazon with love [Bol kata] --
A charge most serious [Electric eel] --
Called to the rostrum [Sawfish] --
Captain Cook's devourers of men --
Epilogue: What else is down there? --
References and other reading --
Acknowledgments --
Photo credits --
About the author.
Other Titles: River monsters (Television program)
Responsibility: Jeremy Wade, host of River Monsters on Animal Planet.

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This gripping adventure book, a companion to the Animal Planet TV series, explores the world s most intriguing freshwater fish and host Jeremy Wade s obsession with finding them"  Read more...

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Outside "Fishing may be a hobby to you, but for Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's RiverMonsters, it's a way of life. Wade scours the rivers of the world for the stuff of legend, and we're lucky Read more...

 
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