Pearl fishermen from Red Sea, scuba harpooners from Polinesia, Japanese diver women expose themselves every day to attacks by sharks infesting their waters. Fishermen of abalone from Mexican California work in waters where they often meet the killer whale, the biggest predator of all the oceans. Scuba divers collecting the black coral at the Hawaii do their job 80 m deep, where a bad encounter and a risk of an embolism are continuous. Even bigger is the risk the coral fishermen from Sardinia take, when they reach 120 m deep using special respiratory mixtures. Then there're also the scuba diver geologists trying to study underwater volcanic eruptions and the biologists who approach dangerous animals
Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble.
Word of a monster ape ten stories tall living in the Himalayas reaches fortune hunters in Hong Kong. They travel to India to capture it, but wild animals and quicksand dissuade all but Johnny, an adventurer with a broken heart.
Tells the story of operation Market Garden. A failed attempt by the allies in the latter stages of WWII to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland allowing access over the Rhine into Germany.