Shark: travels through a hidden world.

Shark: travels through a hidden world. Juliet Eilperin.

London: Duckworth Overlook, 2013. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs, map.

All over the world sharks are the object of obsession: people go big-game fishing for them and shark fin soup is a coveted status symbol in China. Elsewhere, people and sharks exist alongside each other: surfers tolerate their presence and eco-tourists swim with them. Yet, after millions of years of the shark's evolution and survival, the human fascination with these animals may eventually lead to their extinction. In her eye-opening adventure, Eilperin examines why sharks remain one of nature's most awe-inspiring creatures. She also explores the fascinating ways in which humans relate to the ocean's top predator.

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