Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 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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User Review  - WaltNoise - LibraryThing

If sharks interest you, you'll want to read this book. Eilperin, a Washington Post reporter, provides the latest information about sharks. Unfortunately, her writing style is not very exciting, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - kenno82 - LibraryThing

This book examines how different cultural traditions and fads are helping to deplete shark stocks around the world. While it explores the impacts of increasing demand for shark-fin soup, sports ... 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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