The devil's teeth : a true story of obsession and survival among America's great white sharks / Susan Casey
- Casey, Susan, 1962-
- New York : H. Holt, 2005.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- 291 pages : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
- 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.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -288).
- Source of Acquisition:
- Harrisburg copy: Purchased with funds from the Library of the Future Campaign; 20056.
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