River Monsters: True Stories of the Ones that Didn't Get Away (Paperback)

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Watching River Monsters on Animal Planet with my six year old son is always entertaining and educational. Jeremy Wade does an exceptional job of explaining the science and history of his monstrous prey while taking viewers on an Indiana Jones style adventure. If you have always wondered what kind of creatures are lurking in the fresh water (maybe not to far from your home) you need to check this book out.

— Justin, Atlanta


Called “the greatest angling explorer of his generation” (Independent on Sunday), Jeremy Wade takes viewers where no wildlife program has gone before. Now Wade goes truly beneath the surface, disclosing full details of how he catches each species and recounting the off-camera highlights of his extraordinary life. From his arrest as a suspected spy in Southeast Asia to a plane crash in the rainforest, every page of the Wall Street Journal bestseller River Monsters is packed with adventure. From the heart of the Congo to the depths of the Amazon, Wade reels in fish of staggering proportions and terrifying demeanor for an unforgettable read.

About the Author

The host of River Monsters, Jeremy Wade has also worked as a science teacher, newspaper reporter, and advertising copywriter, and has written for publications including The Times, Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, and BBC Wildlife magazine. He lives in southern England.

Praise For…

“Fishing may be a hobby to you, but for Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet’s RiverMonsters, it’s a way of life. Wade scours the rivers of the world for the stuff of legend, and we’re lucky enough to bear witness. Viewers have seen him catch a lot of big fish . . . but most of the thrill comes from watching the hunt.”

Library Journal, 8/1/12

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306820816
ISBN-10: 0306820811
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: March 27th, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English