- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (April 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312981562
- ISBN-13: 978-0312981563
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Man-Eaters Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
But why did I, and should I have? And what's the role of books like this in today's day and age?
Because if you're looking to be entertained by being scared, or are looking for an encyclopedic collection of most of history's worst animal attack stories (most of which can be found on Wikipedia), all together in one place (including attacks by some animals which are not even scientifically proven to exist <cough; the Nandi-Bear>), this book delivers, because that's what Mr. Bright has done here.
What he has NOT done is to include an iota of conservation messaging in support of any of these predators, many of which are endangered, all of which need our protection far more than 99% of us are ever going to need to be protected from them.
Fear-mongering collections like this generate terror of wildlife and distrust of and fear of the wild places they inhabit, rather than promoting respect for nature. These gruesome stories will still be around a century from now, but the species that star in them very well may not be.
It's hard to sanction writing about animals simply for the sake of lurid entertainment, without a shred of educational or scientific value as a takeaway.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The thought of being eaten alive is a very disturbing idea. What a horrible way to go. I am glad that for the most part predators do not consider humans as prey.Published 19 months ago by David Hunt
This book was highly entertaining and shows what wild and not-so-wild animals do best and if people get in the way........look out.Published on December 30, 2013 by Alisa K