Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks

by Juliet Eilperin
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Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks by Juliet Eilperin

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307386809
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/24/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 368,542
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

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Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a shark enthusiast my whole life. It's been hard as a woman to love such a "ferocious" animal, since all my friends liked puppies and bunnies. I read this book while traveling in South Africa, and was very interesting to see this nation's take on this wonderful species, along with reading excellent material from this book. If you ever feared sharks, this books will make you realize it's not them you should fear, but humans. It was sickening to learn how much mankind it destroying nature. A must-read.
huckfinn37 More than 1 year ago
I loved Demon Fish because I learned alot about sharks. I like the information about sharks being seen as gods in some cultures. This book is well researched. I learned that sharks are an endangered species. It surprised that sharks are such sought after fish. Jaws is also mentioned in this book. This book took me on a trip around the world. This book is a must read for ocean, science, and ocean lovers.
The_Book_Wheel_Blog More than 1 year ago
This will be a really short review because this is the type of book that someone will either want to read or immediately dismiss because they aren’t interested in sharks. And although I could spend hours upon hours trying to convince you why sharks are so important, I won’t do that here. So, with that said, I love this book! The author made sure to cover all sides of shark hunting, demonstrating its importance to fishermen and different local economies and also why it’s harmful to the oceans to continue such practices. The book is written more as a novel than a non-fiction piece and the folklore surrounding sharks is told in a way that does justice to their mythical powers. As a shark lover, I was already pro-shark, but now I understand how and why some cultures see sharks as gods and how hunting them is an integral part of their way of life, which adds a whole new aspect to my respect for them.
Sandy Dietrich More than 1 year ago
Not for kids
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I want to buy the shark book
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Tara Howton More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome.
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