Shark (Paperback)


Dean Crawford


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A sleek hunter of the seas, the shark has struck fear into the hearts of men since the days of the first fishermen. Dean Crawford now explores here the long relationship between shark and man, revealing that behind the fearsome caricature is a complex animal that deserves a thoughtful reconsideration.
With a lineage stretching back over 100 million years, the shark has evolved into 350 different species, from the great white to the pike-bearing goblin to the tiny cookie-cutter. Crawford compiles here a fascinating narrative that analyzes how and why the animal looms large in our cultural psyche. While sharks have played a prominent part in religion and mythology, they are more commonly perceived as deadly predators--in such films as "Jaws "and "Dr. No"--or as symbols of natural violence, as in Hemingway's "Islands in the Stream," "Shark "ultimately argues, however, that our ill-informed emotional responses, spurred by such representations, have encouraged the wholesale slaughter of sharks--and our ignorance endangers the very existence of the shark today.
Both a celebration of their lethal beauty and plea for their conservation, "Shark" urges us to shed our fears and appreciate the magnificence of this majestic animal.

About the Author :

Dean Crawford has contributed to Shark as an author. Dean Crawford is visiting associate professor of English at Vassar College and is also the author of "The Lay of the Land," He is afraid of sharks.

Book Details

Title: Shark
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Author: Dean Crawford
Edition: Paperback
Language: English




No. of Pages: 179
Publish Date: 2008-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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