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Demon Fish: Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks


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A high-spirited global investigation that uncovers the often surprising and inexplicable ways people and cultures relate to and engage with the ocean's top predator. Juliet Eilperin-national environmental reporter for The Washington Post-begins her journey in Papua New Guinea, where sharks play a unique role in creation myths, and where the practice of shark calling-summoning sharks by magic-still flourishes. She takes us to Hong Kong and mainland China, where we glimpse the gruesome finning practices that supply the prime ingredient in status-imbuing shark's fin soup. In Miami, we meet Mark "the Shark" Quartiano, shark-fishing guide to the stars. And wherever she travels-from Japan to the Yucat n peninsula, from Indonesia to Cape Town, South Africa-Eilperin illuminates the ways in which the mythological significance attributed to sharks has made them objects of reverence, fear, and fascination, and of misperceptions that may eventually lead to their extinction. With a reporter's instinct for a good story and a scientist's curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close and in-depth understanding of these extraordinary, mysterious creatures in the most entertaining and illuminating shark encounter you're likely to find outside a steel cage.

About the Author


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.

Table of Contents

Shark — The world-famous shark caller — An ancient fish — A demon fish — Dried seafood street — The shark sleuths — Shark trackers — Living with sharks — Fish fight — Gawking at jaws — Shark nirvana.

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Travels through the Hidden World of Sharks
Random House Inc
Eilperin, Juliet
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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Fish
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology

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