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Benchley, Peter

Works: 251 works in 1,496 publications in 33 languages and 29,242 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Action and adventure films  Sea fiction  Horror fiction  Sea stories  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Speaker, Performer, Other, Conceptor, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: PS3552.E537, 813.54
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Jaws by Peter Benchley( Book )

338 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 30 languages and held by 4,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's out there in the water--waiting. Nature's most fearsome predator. It fears nothing. It attacks anything. It devours everything. And the seaside community of Amity is at its mercy. A small-town police chief, a marine biologist, and a modern-day Ahab must try to stop it. But they are only three men--alone against the Great White Death
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

147 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ocean surrounding Amity, a small tourist resort off the coast of New England, a 25-foot man-eating predator stalks any human foolish enough to get in the water. At first, the only believer in the shark's existence is the town's chief of police, Martin Brody. Brody enlists the help of scientist Matt Hooper and Quint, a crusty old seaman whose life is devoted to hunting sharks. The threesome sets off in Quint's boat to kill the leviathan. The film that originated the 'summer blockbuster' in Hollywood
Beast by Peter Benchley( Book )

81 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 18 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whip Darling, a recognized expert on the deep, ponders the cause of a bizarre series of events out in the sea. Under the water, something is moving, something incredible, and savage and huge
White shark by Peter Benchley( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something even more dangerous than the observed sixteen-foot pregnant great white shark has risen from the depths and is feeding in the waters off the coast of Connecticut
The deep by Peter Benchley( Book )

132 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 19 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret which unlokcks this story by the author of Jaws lies on a coral reef off Bermuda. It's a harmless-looking ampoule, presumably from a World War Two wreck. It is found by a couple of honeymooners who are keen on diving ... and suddenly they are plunged headlong into danger. It comes from Cloche, the sinister revoluntionary who has an island under his control: to get his hand on what the ampoule represents he will stop at nothing. The couple's only ally is a diver and treasure-hunter with his own reasons for thwarting Cloche, and from his they learn that there are other secrets in the water. What follows is a race against time, a battle of wits and a challenge to the sea and its perils
The island by Peter Benchley( Book )

96 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maynard and his 12-year-old son investigate the story of a remote archipelago southeast of the Bahamas and discover a violent and shocking secret
Q clearance by Peter Benchley( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 10 languages and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Burnham's troubles with his wife and Soviet spies and White House insiders begin when, due to his time in grade, he receives Q clearance, access to atomic energy paperwork
The girl of the Sea of Cortez by Peter Benchley( Book )

58 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On an island in the Sea of Cortez, a solitary young woman has a special love and understanding for the sea
Shark trouble : true stories about sharks and the sea by Peter Benchley( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares his experiences with and knowledge of the many types of sharks and other dangerous sea creatures, providing advice on how to be smart and stay safe in the ocean, and how to survive if danger suddenly strikes
Rummies by Peter Benchley( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott Preston is forced to enter the Banner Clinic for alcoholics where he encounters strange copatients, an heiress disappearance, and murder
Jaws 2 by Jeannot Szwarc( Visual )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been four years since that marauding great white shark terroized the small summer resort of Amity; but the shark that Police Chief Brody destroyed wasn't the only one in the ocean! The same heart-stopping suspence and gripping adventure that enthralled movie audiences throughout the world in Jaws returns in this worthy sequel to that film classic
Jaws by Peter Benchley( Recording )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benchley's novel takes us into the watery world of a creature designed by nature to kill--and into the terror it brings from the silent darkness of the deep
Ocean planet : writings and images of the sea by Peter Benchley( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean planet is an anthology of powerful writings and photographs which show some of the ways that oceans have influenced and shaped our lives and inspires us to preserve them
The deep by Peter Benchley( Recording )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon to dive on the offshore reefs, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship. What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying struggle for salvage and survival along the floor of the sea
Shark trouble : [true stories about sharks and the sea] by Peter Benchley( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Benchley combines high adventure with down-to-earth advice in these real-life stories on being safe in, on, under, and around the ocean
Selected from Jaws by Peter Benchley( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone in Amity, Long Island was terrified by the killer shark. No one wanted to go swimming -- and no tourists were coming to the beach, Can Martin Brody, the police chief, and Quint, a tough old fisherman, capture and kill the deadly shark?
White shark by Peter Benchley( Recording )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Connecticut oceanside community is threatened by a malevolent and lethal creature called white shark, it is up to oceanic scientist Simon Chase to stop the reign of terror. 1994
Beast by Peter Benchley( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple disappears off the coast of Bermuda. The inexplicable and devastating accident baffles investigators, who believe a legendary beast has been forced up from the deep
Jonathan visits the White House by Peter Benchley( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan's birthday trip to the White House takes an unexpected turn
Great white shark : truth behind the legend( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 25th anniversary of the movie "Jaws," National Geographic embarks on a voyage of discoveries about the great white shark
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Benchley, Peter

Benchley, Peter 1940-2006

Benchley, Peter Bradford

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بيتر بنشلي

بيتر بنشلي، 1940-2006

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