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The devil's teeth : a true story of obsession and survival among America's great white sharks

by Casey, Susan, 1962-

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Journalist Casey first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, some longer than twenty feet, swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. In a few months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon... Full description

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Summary: Journalist Casey first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, some longer than twenty feet, swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. In a few months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island, just 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco--dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a 135-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Two days later, she got her first glimpse of the famous, terrifying jaws up close, and she was hooked.--From publisher description.
Physical Description: 291 p. : col. ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-288).
ISBN: 080507581X
Author Notes: Susan Casey is the editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the former editor in chief of Sports Illustrated Women and former development editor of Time Inc. She is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside, and National Geographic. She has written several books including The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks and Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins.

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