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Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today.
 
When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks. Also during this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators.
 
This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg.
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“A tightly written, tautly paced study of terror [that] makes us tingle.”—The Washington Post
 
“Powerful . . . [Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Relentless terror . . . You’d better steel yourself for this one. It isn’t a tale for the faint of heart.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Pure engrossment from the very opening . . . a fine story told with style, class, and a splendid feeling for suspense.”—Chicago Sun-Times
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Animal by Random House
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"Makes the shark from "Jaws" look like a pet goldfish . . ." USA Weekend
Straight from the cutting edge of science and the logs of ancient mariners comes an immense horror -- a creature that rises up from the well of an ocean gone mad with an insatiable hunger and an endless lust to kill. One man leads a harrowing struggle to defeat the beast amid a threatened Bermuda paradise. His name is Whip Darling, a down-and-out sea dog who doesn't know where he'll get his next meal -- or whether it will get him first.



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Help crowdfund shark research: Jaws, lost sharks, and the legacy of Peter Benchley - Southern Fried Science

David Ebert has been researching sharks and their relatives (the rays, skates, and ghost sharks) around the world for more than three decades focusing his research on the biology, ecology and systematics of this enigmatic fish group. His current research efforts are focused on finding, documenting, and bring awareness to the world’s “lost sharks”. If you would like to learn more p lease see our crowd funding project “Looking for Lost Sharks: An Exploration of Discovery through the Western Indian Ocean” and consider making a donation. Jaws , the mere mention of the movie conjures up images of a large triangular fin cutting through the water, beneath it a large fearsome-looking toothy shark swimming with a sense of authority, a purpose. I recall seeing the movie Jaws in the theater for the first time during my high school days in the summer of 1975. It was the first big summer blockbuster film, it was something new to audiences, and certainly new to me. Prior to the film’s... The movie as an ancillary and an unintended consequence brought a lot of attention to sharks, both good and not so good. Shark attacks that were of minimal media attention became big news stories, catching big sharks became a sport and shark diving became popular. A few high profile shark attacks, one in particular in Monterey that made international news, only further fueled the public’s fascination and fear of sharks. Just going into the water suddenly became an adventure, with the prospects (however unlikely) that one may see a shark. It certainly put the public’s awareness of sharks in their conscience. Ironically, the actual story in the book Jaws was quite different from the movie. It has been widely commented on that Peter Benchley, who later became a champion of shark conservation, would not have written the book if he had known the negative consequences it had on sharks. The negative consequences of sharks being overfished, culled from popular beaches or. Source: www.southernfriedscience.com

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  • Help crowdfund shark research: Jaws, lost sharks, and the legacy of Peter Benchley

    06/22/16 ,via Southern Fried Science

    It has been widely commented on that Peter Benchley, who later became a champion of shark conservation, would not have written the book if he had known the negative consequences it had on sharks. In his defense though, and having grown up during this 

  • Shark Attacks: Why Do We Fear These Creatures So Much?

    07/20/16 ,via TeenVogue.com

    It's been over 40 years since Jaws, the blockbuster film about a fictional New England beach town plagued by a great white shark, hit theaters and left viewers thinking twice about entering the water. While the film, based on Peter Benchley's 1974

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Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth. Peter Benchley 07/20/16, @Khutjo_Matlou
RT @theBDR: Currently on Cubs TV: "Hi, I'm William Petersen. You may remember me from THE BEAST, the greatest Peter Benchley adaptation of… 07/20/16, @WDN1053

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  • Jaws

    Fawcett. 2012. ISBN: 9780307828668,0307828662. 288 pages.

    Here is Peter Benchley’s classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today. When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early 1970s, he meticulously researched all available data about shark behavior. Over the ensuing decades, Benchley was actively engaged with scientists and filmmakers on expeditions around the world as they expanded their knowledge of sharks. Also during this time, there was an unprecedented upswing in the number of sharks killed to make shark-fin soup, and Benchley worked with governments and nonprofits to sound the alarm for shark conservation. He encouraged each new generation of Jaws fans to enjoy his riveting tale and to channel their excitement into support and protection of these magnificent, prehistoric apex predators. This edition of Jaws contains bonus content from Peter Benchley’s archives, including the original typed title page, a brainstorming list of possible titles, a letter from Benchley to producer David Brown with honest feedback on the movie adaptation, and excerpts from Benchley’s book Shark Trouble highlighting his firsthand account of writing Jaws, selling it to Universal Studios, and working with Steven Spielberg. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A tightly written, tautly paced study of terror [that] makes us tingle.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . [Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”—The New York Times Book Review “Relentless terror . . . You’d better steel yourself for this one. It isn’t a tale for the faint of heart.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Pure engrossment from the very opening . . . a fine story told with style, class, and a splendid feeling for suspense.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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  • Shark Attacks: Why Do We Fear These Creatures So Much?

    07/20/16 ,via teenvogue.com

    While the film, based on Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel of the same name, sensationalized shark attacks, America’s fascination and obsession with these prehistoric ocean dwellers can be traced back far earlier than the film. In July 1916, over the span of ...

  • My 2 cents: In defense of sharks

    07/18/16 ,via Reading Eagle

    I decided to read the book that the movie was based on at the end of last summer (and I'm rereading it now), and I was surprised to find out that "Jaws" was Peter Benchley's first novel. How inspiring. (I was also shocked by the differences between the ...

  • Encore of Stonington borough literary walk slated for Saturday

    07/18/16 ,via theday.com

    Other writers who are part of tour are late “Jaws” author Peter Benchley who lived on nearby Elihu Island and then Main Street, Anthony Bailey who penned “In the Village”, Grace Zaring Stone, also known by her pen name, Ethel Vance, and Eleanor ...

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Peter Benchley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author. He wrote the novel Jaws and co-wrote its subsequent film adaptation with Carl Gottlieb

Peter Benchley - Biography - IMDb

Grandson of famed humorist and actor Robert Benchley and the son of highly respected children's books author Nathaniel Benchley, novelist Peter Benchley's book were ...

Peter Benchley - IMDb

Peter Benchley, Writer: Jaws. Grandson of famed humorist and actor Robert Benchley and the son of highly respected children's books author Nathaniel Benchley ...

Peter Benchley (Author of Jaws) - Goodreads

Peter Bradford Benchley was an American author best known for writing the novel Jaws and co-writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation.

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