December 2016 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Shark Tracker: Confessions of an underwater cameraman Mr Richard Fitzpatrick

Paperback | Dec 2016 | NewSouth | 9781742234939 | 248pp | 210x135mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$37.99

Killer tales from the deep from an award-winning cinematographer and marine biologist

Ever wondered what it would be like to be up close and personal with a constipated shark? Thought about keeping a great white as a pet? Or fantasised about naming a deadly animal after your ex? Richard 'Shark Tracker' Fitzpatrick, who wrangles sharks and other deadly marine creatures for a living, has done all this and more. From the Great Barrier Reef to the murky depths of the Amazon, Fitzpatrick shares his real-life experiences with creatures of the deep – from tagging sharks to witnessing sea horses giving birth. A mixture of mind-boggling stories and science provides an intimate insight into marine life and the conservation issues at stake.