Devil's Teeth

Devil's Teeth

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By (author) Susan Casey

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  • Publisher: Owl Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0805080112
  • ISBN 13: 9780805080117
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 16 page colour insert
  • Sales rank: 273,733

Product description

Since "Jaws" scared a nation of moviegoers out of the water three decades ago, great white sharks have attained a mythical status as the most frightening and mysterious monsters to still live among us. Each fall, just twenty-seven miles off the San Francisco coast, in the waters surrounding a desolate rocky island chain, the world's largest congregation of these fearsome predators gathers to feed. Journalist Susan Casey first saw the great whites of the Farallones in a television documentary. Within months, she was sitting with the program's two scientists in a small motorboat as the sharks - some as long as twenty feet, as wide as a semitrailer - circled around them. From this first encounter, Casey became obsessed with these awe-inspiring creatures, and a plan was hatched for her to join the scientists and follow their research. "The Devil's Teeth" is the riveting account of that one fateful shark season. An exhilarating adventure story, "The Devil's Teeth" offers a glimpse into a violent, uncivilized world ruled by nature's most powerful and mysterious predators, a world where man is neither wanted nor needed.

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Author information

Susan Casey is the development editor of Time Inc. She was previously the editor in chief of "Sports Illustrated Women" and an editor at large for Time Inc.'s 180 magazine titles. She also served as the creative director of "Outside" magazine where, with editor Mark Bryant, she led the magazine to three consecutive, history-making National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. At "Outside" she was part of the editorial team that developed the stories behind "Into Thin Air" and "The Perfect Storm." Her writing has appeared in "Esquire, Time, Fortune," and "Sports Illustrated." She lives in New York City.

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THE ADVENTURE STORY "GUARANTEED TO SCARE PEOPLE RIGHT OUT OF THE WATER." --The Associated PressA Widely Acclaimed Bestseller A New York Times bestseller A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller A Book Sense bestseller A 2005 NPR Summer Reading selection A Men's Journal Top-10 Read A Barnes and Noble Discover selection A Book Sense selectionPraise from coast to coast for "The Devil's Teeth" "It's Jaws meets Adaptation." --"The Wall Street Journal""Chilling . . . A lively and detailed account." "--""USA"" Today""[A] page-turner . . . The book gives you a way of reaching these mysterious isles without getting wet." --"San Francisco"" Chronicle""Casey delivers amazing details . . . "The Devil's Teeth" will surely satisfy your appetite for all things fanged and finned." --"National Geographic Adventure""