Demon Fish

Demon Fish

Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

Book - 2011
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"In this eye-opening adventure that spans the globe, 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" --Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375425127
0375425128
Branch Call Number: 597.3 Eil
Characteristics: xxi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.

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dinobruno Jan 15, 2012

Fantastic research piece written with passion in an easy to read style. Read it twice. there is so much information here that i am now going to buy the book and base a thesis on it!!

debwalker Jun 07, 2011

"The Discovery Channel's insanely popular "Shark Week" series proves that we can't digest enough information about the carnivorous fish. Every child jumping into the ocean or the deep end of the pool for the first time learns to fear Great Whites, even without seeing Jaws. (Side note: Several Hollywood blogs have been buzzing about a rumored 3-D remake of the film). But it has been years since we've had a serious investigative inquiry into the species, and this summer we get it. Juliet Eilperin, a seasoned journalist who has written previously about national politics, dives — literally — into the world of sharks, examining the ways different cultures have responded to and treated the fish over the centuries. She traveled the globe to report the book, spending plenty of time underwater, in close contact with the most deadly predators. What emerges is a detailed and thorough glimpse into the story behind the feared (and often misunderstood) creatures."
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