Author(s): Susan Casey
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.
THE ADVENTURE STORY "GUARANTEED TO SCARE PEOPLE
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"