Jaws


Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0449219631
Category: Fiction
Page: 278
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When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action

Jaws

A Novel
Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345544145
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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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

Jaws

The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
Author: Sandra Kahn,Paul R. Ehrlich
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503606465
Category: Science
Page: 216
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There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways? Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws will change your life. Every parent should read this book.

Jaws


Author: Antonia Quirke
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 085170929X
Category: History
Page: 95
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The liveliest and best account yet of Spielberg's greatest masterpiece.

The Jaws of Death

Sharks as Predator, Man as Prey
Author: Xavier Maniguet
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602390215
Category: Nature
Page: 318
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Biggest of all fish and the best equipped for hunting, sharks live in every ocean. No natural predator except the killer whale threatens them, and they possess an extraordinary physiology…including those unrivaled jaws. They have become the stuff of movies, books, and nightmares, but some of what we commonly believe is fiction, not fact. Through the examination of case histories, including gruesome attacks on man, The Jaws of Death documents the truth. It discusses why sharks are essential to the equilibrium of the marine biotope and what benefit they have provided to science and medicine. In addition to sharks, other “jaws of death” receive attention, including piranhas, crocodiles, and barracudas.

The Jaws Log

30th Anniversary Edition
Author: Carl Gottlieb
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1557049505
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
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Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became. Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl Gottlieb, an actor and writer, was there throughout the production that starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. After filming was over, with Spielberg's cooperation, Gottlieb chronicled the extraordinary yearlong adventure in The Jaws Log, which was first published in 1975 and has sold more than two million copies. This expanded edition includes a photo section, an introduction by Benchley, and an afterword by Gottlieb that gives updates about the people and events involved in the film, ultimately providing a singular portrait of a famous movie and inspired moviemaking.

Osteomyelitis of the Jaws


Author: Marc Baltensperger,Gerold K. Eyrich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540287663
Category: Medical
Page: 315
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“Osteomyelitis of the Jaws” is the first textbook of its kind covering exclusively all aspects of this challenging disease. A clear classification of osteomyelitis of the jaws is provided. Clinical presentation and diagnosis are meticulously described and illustrated. Radiological imaging from conventional radiographs to CT, MRI and PET diagnosis are outlined for all types of osteomyelitis of the jaws. Pathology and Pathophysiology of this disease are described in a clear way. All therapeutic modalities from surgery to antibiotic and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are comprehensively outlined and discussed. Each type of Osteomyelitis of the jaws are additionally described and illustrated in case reports giving this book a very practical approach to the subject.

Nigel Andrews on Jaws

A Bloomsbury Movie Guide
Author: Nigel Andrews
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582340420
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 182
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The Bloomsbury Movie Guides feature scores of entries on all aspects of the making and meaning of movies. Each guide includes historic, cinematic, and literary references; profiles of actors and directors; and interviews. Jaws, the epitome of suspenseful 1970s action-drama, was directed by Steven Spielberg. (Indeed, this is the film that put Spielberg on the map in Hollywood.) In these pages, Nigel Andrews provides a readable and meticulous critical analysis of a movie that has fascinated him for more than twenty years. He provides the reader with insightful behind-the-scenes stories about daily workings on the set, while also examining the importance of every actor/character and evaluating his or her contribution to the movie.

Jaws the Revenge


Author: Hank Searls
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
ISBN: 9780425105467
Category: Fiction
Page: 313
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A grieving woman embarks on a dangerous and desperate quest for vengeance after her husband is killed by a marauding great white shark

Blockbuster

How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer
Author: Tom Shone
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN: 9780743239912
Category: Motion picture industry
Page: 352
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The unmistakable opening bars of John Williams' score for JAWS heralded not just the arrival of a man-eating shark, but the appearance of a new type of movie. Fast, visceral, and devouring all in its path, the summer blockbuster had arrived. But having brought audiences back to theatres in record numbers, the beast then took on a life of its own, and by the 1990s had run completely out of control. Are the studios even in the movie business any more? Or are they just in the blockbuster business? Written with a passion of a true movie fan, and the wit of one of our best critics, Tom Shone's book is the first to try to make sense of this global phenomenon. He has interviewed all the key participants -- from directors like Spielberg and Lucas to the executives who greenlight these behemoths, down to the effects boffins who detonated the Death Star and blew up the White House -- and produced what is easily the most incisive and entertaining book about film since Peter Biskind's EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS.

Jaws of the Lion

Rhodesia Before Zimbabwe
Author: Angus Hyslop
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0646379593
Category: Zimbabwe
Page: 356
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Jaws 2-Book Bundle: Jaws and Shark Trouble


Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0345543599
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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This eBook bundle includes two acclaimed books by Peter Benchley: Jaws, the classic suspense novel—with bonus content—that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie, and Shark Trouble, a fascinating nonfiction chronicle of Benchley’s thrilling diving adventures and heart-stopping encounters as he met and studied sharks in their natural habitats for more than thirty years. JAWS “Powerful . . . [Benchley’s] story grabs you at once.”—The New York Times Book Review 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 vivid photos of scenes from the 1974 film production on Martha’s Vineyard. SHARK TROUBLE “A serious beach book—part real-life underwater adventure, part cautionary tale on the environment, part practical advice on staying safe on the ocean.”—USA Today In this book of true stories and life-saving advice, Benchley clarifies the myths and realities about sharks, shark attacks, and safety on the seas. He draws on more than three decades of experience in and under the sea to share exciting personal adventures with sharks, to offer intriguing facts about the sea and its wildlife, and, most important, to help readers understand the ocean and approach it with knowledge, security, and respect.

Jaws 2: The Making of the Hollywood Sequel

Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Michael A. Smith
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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In all the vast and unknown depths of Hollywood - how could there be only one? To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the most popular and influential movie sequels, the updated and expanded edition of Jaws 2: The Making of the Hollywood Sequel contains more facts, more interviews and almost 200 new photos, many never seen before, shared by the cast, crew and fans. Just when you thought it was safe to turn the page again...the story continues!

From the Jaws of Victory

The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement
Author: Matt García
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520259300
Category: History
Page: 350
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“Matt Garcia's explosive new history of the United Farm Workers offers an absolutely stunning set of revelations about the internal life of that union while at the same time demonstrating the creative brilliance of those who organized the most important and successful boycott movement since the eve of the American Revolution itself.” —Nelson Lichtenstein, MacArthur Foundation Chair in History, University of California, Santa Barbara “Matt Garcia’s From The Jaws Of Victory has done a great service in not only chronicling in all its compelling detail what once promised to be an unprecedented revolution in the organization of agri-business and the status of its workers, but also in telling this story with all its shadows, flaws, and shortfalls included. Rather than give us a statue in the park with which to track and remember our history, Garcia has given us a living, breathing monument to our actual selves and to who we might have been or yet might be. From The Jaws of Victory is full of perspective, understanding, and respect, a must for anyone who wants to follow the tracks of an uprising in stature and sensibility that powered some of the poorest and hardest working Americans through their rise and fall on the national stage.” —David Harris, author of The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah—1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam "From the Jaws of Victory is an essential contribution to the growing body of work on Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers' movement. This unabashedly objective, disciplined, and honest work adds critical new textures to the portrait of an American icon and his complex legacy." —Hector Tobar, author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States “Matt Garcia's Jaws of Victory is a gripping, thoroughly researched narrative about the rise and fall of the UFW. The reader will come away with an entirely new perspective on the UFW and its iconic leader, Cesar Chavez. Garcia pulls no punches, and, consequently, the reader is in for a roller-coaster ride of emotion as the author unravels the cocoon that has enshrined the image of Chavez for decades. This book is the historian's craft at its best as Garcia painstakingly takes us through a bevy of untapped primary sources to show us the complex nature of the UFW as it lead the cause for agricultural workers' rights. Garcia reminds us that the UFW should not be defined merely by its leader, but should be understood as a collective group of dedicated, although sometimes flawed, individuals, who transformed the way the American public thought about food consumption and workers' rights.” —Maria E. Montoya, author of Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900 "Matt Garcia places the reader right in the center of the struggles to create, build, and grow the farm workers movement, represented by the emergence of the United Farm Workers of America. But he does more than that. He examines the story of UFW leader Cesar Chavez, not from the standpoint of either further canonizing him or from tearing him down, but from the standpoint of understanding the circumstances in which he was operating, the decisions he made, and some of the fateful mistakes that have had a lasting impact on the UFW. This book made me think of the famous words of the late freedom fighter Amilcar Cabral, who cautioned justice movements to ‘tell no lies; claim no easy victories.’” —Bill Fletcher, Jr., co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice "Matt Garcia's activist scholarship and participant observer methods give voice to the volunteers that were the backbone of the farm worker movement. Garcia reveals two themes that are untouched by recent critiques: that the Teamster Union acted at the behest of Richard Nixon, and that Cesar Chavez may never have intended the UFW to be a union in the traditional sense, but instead a model for communal living." —Fernando Gapasin, co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice

Jaws

Memories from Martha's Vineyard
Author: Matt Taylor
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781781163023
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 312
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Previous ed.: Martha's Vineyard, MA.: Moonrise Media, 2011.

Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Inside Kinnock's Labour Party
Author: Richard Heffernan,Mike Marqusee
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860915614
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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"I'm in it to win. That's my attitude to life and to politics."—Neil Kinnock, December 1989 Defeat from the Jaws of Victory takes the reader behind closed doors to witness Kinnock's Labour hierarchy in action—fixing votes, stage-managing meetings, dispensing patronage to favourites and settling scores with enemies. Riding high on the backlash against the Bennite rebellion of the early 1980s, Kinnock went on to build the most autocratic regime in Labour's history. Centralizing power in a vastly expanded private office, he destroyed the party's democratic structures, stripped it of any trace of radical policy, and purged it of hundreds of dissident members. Every nook and cranny of the Labour machine was filled with careerists whose primary qualification was personal loyalty to their leader. Under Kinnock's aegis the party ran up a £2.5 million overdraft, and proved incapable of removing an unpopular Tory government in the midst of the worst recession since the war. Heffernan and Marqusee employ extensive research in Labour's archives and interviews with leading MPs, party employees and constituency members to chronicle, with unsparing accuracy, a decade-long drive for power which was ruthless, reactionary and, in the final analysis, spectacularly unsuccessful.

In the Jaws of History


Author: Diem Bui,David Chanoff
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253213013
Category: History
Page: 367
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"... the ultimate insider's account of the war from the South Vietnamese side, including the appalling story of how the American intervention actually happened." —Washington Post "This book gives Americans a rare opportunity—the chance to see the Vietnam experience through Vietnamese eyes. Few Vietnamese know their recent history as well as Bui Diem does. And none has told it better." —Ambassador William Jorden "... well-written and at times illuminating... " —Library Journal In the Jaws of History is the most important book written on the Vietnam War from the viewpoint of the South, from an author who was a senior official of the South Vietnamese government and later ambassador to the U.S.

Jaws

Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Author: N.A
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546655018
Category:
Page: 334
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Ever need a fact or quotation on jaws? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this single word. It represents a compilation from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term jaws, including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. The entries cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for jaws, since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).

"Between the Jaws of Hyenas"

A Diplomatic History of Ethiopia, 1876-1896
Author: Richard Alan Caulk,Bahru Zewde
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447045582
Category: History
Page: 688
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With the publication of this book, the definitive work on the diplomatic history of Ethiopia in the last quarter of the nineteenth century could be said to have seen the light of day. The book deals with a crucial period when the destiny of Ethiopia hang in the balance. The question - as indeed it was the case for the rest of Africa - was whether the country was to remain independent or become colonized. Menilek, combining diplomatic and military initiatives, not only ensured that Ethiopia remained independent but also expanded its territory to unprecedented limits. The book is based on a critical reading of the secondary literature as well as an exhaustive and analytical use of all the pertinent archival sources, the memoirs and biographies of the principal European characters, and Ethiopian chronicles, biographies and other primary sources. It can serve as the standard text for teaching courses on Ethiopia and the Horn at the university level. At the same time, it provides a useful background to those interested in the formation of the modern Ethiopian state as well as its troubled relations with what eventually became Eritrea.