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Demon fish : travels through the hidden world of sharks, Juliet Eilperin

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Demon fish : travels through the hidden world of sharks
Title
Demon fish
Title remainder
travels through the hidden world of sharks
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Eilperin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this globe-spanning adventure, environmental journalist Juliet Eilperin investigates the 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 Belize to South Africa, from Shanghai to Bimini, sharks are still the object of an obsession that may eventually lead to their extinction. This is why movie stars and professional athletes go shark hunting in Miami, and why shark's fin soup remains a coveted status symbol in China. Yet people and sharks can exist alongside one another: surfers tolerate their presence off Cape Town and ecotourists swim with sharks that locals in the Yucatan no longer have to hunt. With a reporter's instinct for a good story and a scientist's curiosity, Eilperin offers us an up-close understanding of these extraordinary creatures in the most illuminating shark encounter you're likely to find outside a steel cage.--From publisher description
Summary
An investigation into the ways in which people and cultures relate to and engage with sharks covers Papua New Guinea's creation myths, the finning practices of mainland China, and the counsel of a Miami shark-fishing guide to his celebrity clients
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10002870
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DLC
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Eilperin, Juliet
Dewey number
597.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sharks
  • Sharks
Target audience
adult
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travels through the hidden world of sharks
Label
Demon fish : travels through the hidden world of sharks, Juliet Eilperin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273-281]) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715642917
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13805710
  • 13805710
Label
Demon fish : travels through the hidden world of sharks, Juliet Eilperin
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273-281]) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780715642917
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13805710
  • 13805710

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