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The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks (Paperback)

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A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators-and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them

Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas among alphas, some longer than twenty feet, and there were too many to count; even more incredible, this congregation was taking place just twenty-seven miles off the coast of San Francisco.

In a matter of 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-dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, the two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 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 instantly hooked; her fascination soon yielded to obsession-and an invitation to return for a full season. But as Casey readied herself for the eight-week stint, she had no way of preparing for what she would find among the dangerous, forgotten islands that have banished every campaign for civilization in the past two hundred years.

The Devil's Teeth is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.

About the Author

Susan Casey is the development editor of Time Inc., where she was previously an editor at large, as well as the Editor of "Sports Illustrated Women." She also served as the creative director of "Outside "magazine, which during her tenure won three consecutive, history-making National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Her writing has appeared in "Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Time "and "Fortune. "A native of Toronto, she lives in New York City.

Praise For…

RIGHT OUT OF THE WATER." --The Associated Press

A 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 selection

Praise 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805080117
ISBN-10: 0805080112
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Publication Date: May 30th, 2006
Pages: 291
Language: English