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Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

Author: Juliet Eilperin
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A group of traders huddles around a pile of dried shark fins on a gleaming white floor in Hong Kong. A Papua New Guinean elder shoves off in his hand-carved canoe, ready to summon a shark with ancient magic. A scientist finds a rare shark in Indonesia and forges a deal with villagers so it and other species can survive.
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.
From the Bahamas and South Africa to Shanghai, sharks are still the object of an obsession- film stars go big game fishing in Miami and shark's fin soup is a coveted status symbol in China. Yet people and sharks can also exist alongside each other- surfers tolerate their presence and eco-tourists swim with them. Yet this extraordinary human fascination with sharks may eventually lead to their extinction.

'Whether they are killers or protectors, she tells their stories with fairness and understanding. I forgot the time as I immersed myself in the world of sharks. Whether you've never read a book about sharks or have a shelf full of them, this is a book for you' Washington Post 'In this fascinating and meticulously reported book, Juliet Eilperin crisscrosses the globe on the trail of one of its most mysterious creatures. She illuminates not only the hidden nature of the seas, but also the societies whose survival depends on them' David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

Author description

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

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780715642917
  • : Duckworth
  • : Duckworth
  • : January 2012
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Juliet Eilperin
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 320
  • : 16 colour