The Way of the Shark

the iconic Australian hat company, that really validated the prospect of creating shark-logo merchandise. Akubra was Australia's equivalent of Stetson, manufacturing cattlemen's hats made of felt and rabbit fur.

Author: Greg Norman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448118878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Greg Norman (known universally as the Great White Shark for his rugged blonde Aussie looks) will go down in golfing history as one of the greatest of all time - the finest performer to grace a golf course between the golden era of Jack Nicklaus and the modern era of Tiger Woods. Before Woods, Greg had occupied the Official World No. 1 Rankings far longer than any other player in the modern game, with an incredible 331 weeks at the top. Greg sensationally won The Open Championship twice, in 1986 and 1993, has 20 PGA and European Tour wins to his name and 29 top ten finishes in majors. But despite such huge success, he is perhaps best loved as the nearly man in so many other big tournaments: particularly The Masters, US Open, and PGA Championship. He was equally a victim of his own bad luck, and good luck on the part of his fellow golfers (losing a near-certain PGA Championship win in 1986 after Bob Tway holed a bunker shot, and losing The Masters the following year in a playoff by an even more miraculous 45-yard chip shot from Larry Mize), and a couple of infamous 'chokes' where Norman's wobble-prone putting got the better of him. But it's not just a story of the highs and lows of a golfing legend either. Greg Norman has made a huge success in business since leaving the top rank of golf, with an empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and he offers the motivational truths that have driven him to win on both the fairway and beyond. Using his familiar charm and humour, Greg's own book will be an honest look at the long and arduous path to success - a journey littered with hard work, hard decisions, knowing when to trust your instincts, handling failure, psychological doubts, finding self-belief and learning from mistakes - an inspiration to any sportsman.

The Shark and the Sardines

He made up his mind to ask: “Does that mean, Prophet, that you condemn the Shark's way of life?” “Silence!” the priest replied, in a thundering voice. Emitting flames, he unleashed with his words a luminous storm of such great force ...

Author: Juan José Arévalo

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787204621

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Shark and the Sardines is a scathing allegorical short story by Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (1904-1990), who was the first of the reformist presidents of Guatemala (1944-1951). As a country that had seen a series of dictatorships following its independence from Spain, Arévalo’s 1944 election is considered by historians to be the first fair and democratic election in Guatemala’s republican history. Arévalo’s administration was marked by unprecedented relatively free political life during his six-year term. An educator and philosopher, he understood the need for advancement in individuals, communities, and nations by practical means. “It appears to be a truism today that anything touching upon US-Latin American policy is bound to end either in histrionics or hysteria, whether of the Left or Right. And former president of Guatemala, Juan Jose Arevalo’s The Shark and the Sardines is no exception. Free flowing, full of rhetoric at once both surly and suave, astream with shockers, statistics and stilettos, it promulgates what the blurbs dubb a “poetically tragic fable”, depicting in iridescent black and white the tortured heart beating south of our border, wherein Uncle Sam emerges as the Shark and the mestiza have-nots, the poor Sardines.”—KIRKUS Review

The Shark s Paintbrush

These whirlpools, or vortices, are made of the same water that surrounds them, but the way the water rotates does two things for the whale. First, the vortices reduce drag on the whale in a similar way that a shark's denticles corral ...

Author: Jay Harman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

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The wave of the future has been around since the beginning of times: it's called Nature. Let inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman introduce you to stunning solutions to some of the world's thorniest problems. Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? How can copying a butterfly wing reduce the world's lighting energy bill by 80%? How will fleas' knees and bees' shoulders help scientists formulate a near-perfect rubber? Today an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors and engineers is turning to nature to innovate and find elegant solutions to human problems. The principle driving this transformation is called biomimicry, and Harman shares a wide range of examples of how we're borrowing from natural models to invent profitable, green solutions to pressing industrial challenges. Aimed at a business audience, aspiring entrepreneurs, environmentalists and general science readers, The Shark's Paintbrush reflects a force of change in the new global economy that does more than simply gratify human industrial ambition; it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and opens bright opportunities for a better future.

The NEW Shark Troller s Bible

Sometimes they are too good at getting away and we snag too many sharks that get that way chasing a livie. They made a lot more sense back in the days of much bigger makos. JUST DRIFT WHEN WE CHUM? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!


Publisher: Archer SuperBars




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Shark Drunk

Maybe instead we should try to steer it toward land, the way the Inuit do. The weak link in this plan is that we'd have to persuade the shark to swim in the direction we want to go. The Inuit use two small kayaks on either side, ...

Author: Morten Stroksnes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780451493491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean The Lofoten archipelago, just North of the Arctic Circle, is a place of unsurpassed beauty—the skyline spikes with dramatic peaks; the radiant greens and purples of the Northern Lights follow summers where the sun never sets. It’s a place of small villages, where the art of fishing, though evolving, is still practiced in traditional ways. Beneath the great depths surrounding these islands lurks the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-four feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not known just for its size: Its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature—all from a tiny rubber boat. Together they tackle existential questions and encounter the world’s most powerful maelstrom as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own—sometimes intoxicated—observations, meanwhile pursuing the elusive Greenland shark. By turns thrilling, wise, and hilarious, Shark Drunk is a celebration of adventure, marine life, and, above all, friendship. Winner of the Norwegian Brage Prize 2015 Winner of the Norwegian Critics’ Prize for Literature 2015 Winner of the Norwegian Reine Ord Prize at Lofoten International Literature Festival 2016

Resurrecting the Shark

This is an unapologetically temporary arrangement, given the way shark teeth continually grow and shed—but the way they are moored while doing that toothy work makes logical sense. Helicoprion's single tooth, however, wasn't bound to ...

Author: Susan Ewing

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681773926

Category: Science

Page: 368

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A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century—until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life. In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-fish freak Ray Troll stumbled upon the weirdest fossil he had ever seen—a platter-sized spiral of tightly wound shark teeth. This chance encounter in the basement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County sparked Troll's obsession with Helicoprion, a mysterious monster shark from deep time. In 2010, tattooed amateur strongman and returning Iraq War veteran Jesse Pruitt was also severely smitten by a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. These two bizarre-shark disciples found each other, and an unconventional band of collaborators grew serendipitously around them, determined to solve the puzzle of the tooth whorl once and for all. Helicoprion was a Paleozoic chondrichthyan about the size of a modern great white shark, with a circular saw of teeth centered in its lower jaw—a feature unseen in the shark world before or since. For some ten million years, long before the Age of Dinosaurs, Helicoprion patrolled the shallow seas around the supercontinent Pangaea as the apex predator of its time. Just a few tumultuous years after Pruitt and Troll met, imagination, passion, scientific process, and state-of-the-art technology merged into an unstoppable force that reanimated the remarkable creature—and made important new discoveries. In this groundbreaking book, Susan Ewing reveals these revolutionary insights into what Helicoprion looked like and how the tooth whorl functioned—pushing this dazzling and awe-inspiring beast into the spotlight of modern science

Invest Like a Shark

Way. to. Invest. Most investors spend a tremendous amount of time and energy seeking “the answer.” They are convinced that there is one simple and easy approach to the stock market that guarantees riches if they can just find it, ...

Author: James "RevShark" DePorre

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132703483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Profit from Your Unique Advantages as a Small Investor--Speed and Flexibility! “The book you are holding is, hands-down, one of the most original and insightful books I have ever read when it comes to teaching you, the individual investor, not only why you have the ability to beat the Whales of Wall Street, but also how you can do it.” --from the foreword by James J. Cramer, CNBC’s Mad Money and “Even investors who concentrate on fundamentals can benefit from Jim DePorre’s Shark approach to investing. At the very least they will know why, for a time, they can get the facts right but the stock wrong.” --Herb Greenberg, senior columnist, “There are very few traders who have RevShark’s intuitive feel for the market. I especially appreciate Rev’s unique ability to recognize and utilize the distinct advantages of being a smaller, individual investor versus the less agile large institutions.” --Barry Ritholtz, Chief Investment Officer, Ritholtz Capital Partners As an individual investor, you can swim circles around the “whales” of Wall Street…by investing like a shark! In this book, James “RevShark” DePorre reveals how to maximize your powerful and unique advantages as a small investor: speed and flexibility. You’ll develop a completely new way of looking at the stock market, learn when to attack, how to move aggressively, how to stay flexible…and when to swim away in the face of danger. You’ll learn why “buy and hold” is today’s riskiest strategy…and exactly what to do instead. In short, you’ll learn the same disciplined investment techniques that helped DePorre build a tiny nest egg into a huge fortune and transformed his life. If you read,, or, you already know DePorre and his inspiring personal story of how he lost his hearing, career, and marriage…turned to online investing out of desperation…and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Now, in this fast-paced, insightful, and entertaining book, DePorre shows how you can do it, too. How to invest like a shark… Stay in motion, trolling for your “next meal” Stalk your prey patiently, relentlessly, and without emotion Move fast when there’s blood in the water Know when to strike Know when to swim away Sell when you sense danger Feed on the frenzied crowd Profit from others’ fear, despair, stupidity, and greed Use all your unique advantages and strengths Leverage small caps, technical analysis, and the tremendous power of cash Invest with the shark’s attitude Be active, adaptive--and control your own destiny

Shark Quest

When Benchley wrote Shark Life, conservationists and the public weren't advocating for sharks the way they were for other marine animals. Benchley said, “Whales and dolphins are easy to study and easier still to love.

Author: Karen Romano Young

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 9781541538283

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. These intelligent, mysterious—and sometimes scary—fish evolved about 420 million years ago. They have adapted to survive deep in the ocean and in shallow-water habitats. Commercial fishing and finning are threatening shark populations. So is water pollution. Marine biologists and others, including young people, are working together to save these fascinating predators. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark biology and morphology; research migration, feeding, and mating patterns; delve into human, climate, and other threats to shark habitat; and develop sophisticated technologies to aid sharks and shark research. See how scientists also educate the public about real and imagined fear of sharks and encourage citizen participation in shark conservation efforts. Learn about high-tech tagging for tracking shark migration paths. Discover the autonomous underwater vehicles and drones that divers use to observe and photograph sharks up close. Visit shark sanctuaries in the South Pacific Ocean. You'll even meet the Shark Lady, a.k.a. Eugenie Clark, a pioneer ichthyologist (shark scientist). Through research and advocacy, people around the world are working to protect—and admire—sharks. "[A]n engaging, well-researched book about a much maligned species of fish that deserves our protection."—Booklist "A remarkably thorough tour of the world of sharks and marine scientists' efforts to educate the public about our ocean's apex predators."—Kirkus Reviews

Shark Bytes

In this way no diver was close to the bait that was to be the epicentre of the action. He would pull on this rope from time to time to release more scent trail and just sufficiently enough to keep the sharks interested.

Author: John Bantin

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909911734

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The popular image of sharks is of a dorsal fin cleaving the surface as it rushes to its next kill, but this is a limited caricature. There are over 500 species to choose from, most of whom are far more frightened of humans than vice versa. In this beautiful book, diving veteran John Bantin recounts many tales of his diving with several species of sharks and other marine animals over the last 4 decades. Accompanied by his own stunning photography, the captivating, spectacular and sometimes shocking encounters show the reader what it is like to get up close and personal to these bizarre and beautiful creatures. The sharks covered range from the great whale sharks to the small blacktip reef shark, in locations extending to all corners of the globe.