This is the authors most award-winning non-fiction title. In 2007 it won a Bronze Award from IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Awards) for the best regional non-fiction title as well as being a finalist from Foreword Magazine for Adult non-fiction. It also won two Bronze Awards from The Florida Publishers Association for Best Work of Adult non-fiction and Best Work for Juvenile non-fiction. This particular title has also been a popular choice for reference libraries throughout the United States.
Since 1948 there have been nearly four hundred alligator attacks in Florida. The state also leads the entire world in unprovoked shark attacks. Although rare, panther attacks in the Sunshine State have been historically authenticated. For the first time ever, discover the real stories behind the newspaper headlines on more than two dozen fatal alligator and shark attacks. Learn just how dangerous these predators can be and how you can personally avoid being the next statistic.
The book moves beyond these deadly encounters and explores the complex and strained relationship between mankind and his fellow predators. Near the end of the work, Sobczak explores several far more challenging issues facing mankind, including nuclear war, overpopulation, climate change and the potential for a worldwide pandemic. The section on the prospect of a worldwide pandemic, with the arrival of the corona virus, is especially prescient.
With 100% five star ratings on Amazon and a dozen solid reviews on Goodreads this is a book that will take you to the darker aspects of Florida living. This book is also available as an e-book on numerous platforms including Kindle, Apple Books, nook and several other leading e-book distributers.
ISBN: 978-0-96761990-3 / Original Publication date: 2007 / List Price: $16.95 / Website price: $15.00 including tax, plus $5.00 shipping and handling (note: we only ship at this price to the lower 48 States).