Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

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Anchor Books, 2012 - Nature - 295 pages
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A thrilling guided tour through the world of sharks and their relationship with human communities around the globe.

From Belize to South Africa, from Shanghai to Bimini, we see that sharks are still the object of an obsession that may eventually lead to their extinction. In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, environmental journalist Juliet Eilperin investigates the fascinating ways different individuals and cultures relate to the ocean's top predator. Along the way, she reminds us why, after millions of years, sharks remain among nature's most awe-inspiring creatures. With a reporter's instinct for a good story and a scientist's curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close understanding of these extraordinary, mysterious creatures in the most entertaining and illuminating shark encounter you're likely to find outside a steel cage.

 

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Review: Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

User Review  - Stephanie "Jedigal" - Goodreads

Interesting, but MUCH more of the content is about conservation efforts (or lack thereof) than about the creatures themselves. I'm all for conservation, truly!, but I really wanted/hoped for more information about sharks themselves. Read full review

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User Review  - Stefanie - Goodreads

The degree to which humans are a more immediate threat to sharks than sharks are to humans is stunning; the fact that we've wiped out so many of these ancient predators in such a short period of time ... Read full review

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Juliet Eilperin is the national environmental reporter for The Washington Post, where she writes about science, policy, and politics in areas ranging from climate change to oceans. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

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