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Benchley, Peter

Works: 376 works in 1,675 publications in 29 languages and 28,577 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Horror fiction  Sea fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Action and adventure films  Sea stories  Film adaptations  Horror tales  Novels 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Scenarist, Speaker, Actor, Other, Performer, Conceptor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.E537, 813.54
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Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

174 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 4,414 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
Jaws by Peter Benchley( Book )

213 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 26 languages and held by 4,013 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
Beast by Peter Benchley( Book )

57 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 14 languages and held by 2,088 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 )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 2,053 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 )

77 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple on a romantic holiday in Bermuda come upon the sunken wreck of a WWII freighter. In it are 1000s of ampules of morphine which a Haitian drug dealer is trying to recover
The island by Peter Benchley( Book )

92 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 1,858 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 )

37 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 1,734 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 )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,679 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,333 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 )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 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 Roy Scheider( Visual )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been four years since that marauding great white shark terrorized 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 suspense 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 )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 620 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 )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 389 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( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bisset and Nolte, on holiday in Bermuda, find an ampule of morphine, one of thousands aboard the sunken wreck of a World War II ship
The deep by Peter Benchley( Recording )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 303 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 )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 272 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 )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 271 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 )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine biologist, Simon Chase, studies a vast array of marine species, as well as the effects of pollution and other threats to the ocean's environment. He begins to notice strange behavior among the creatures of the sea, then the body of a diver washes ashore. When more victims are discovered, Chase realizes that while the killer looks like a white shark, it is far more dangerous and malevolent than any shark he has ever encountered
Jonathan visits the White House by Peter Benchley( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan's birthday trip to the White House takes an unexpected turn
Beast by Peter Benchley( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 157 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
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.14 for White shar ... to 1.00 for Something ...)

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BeastWhite sharkThe girl of the Sea of CortezShark trouble : true stories about sharks and the seaJawsThe deepShark trouble : [true stories about sharks and the sea]Selected from JawsWhite shark
Alternative Names
Benchley, P. 1940-2006

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Бенчли, П. 1940-2006

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