05 Aug '11, 2pm

On the Shark Beat

Benedicte Kurzen for The New York Times A great white shark approaching a boat off the South African coast . Juliet Eilperin, a Washington Post reporter who shifted in 2004 from covering Congress and politics to writing on the environment, has written “Demon Fish “, a captivating, world-spanning (and much praised ) exploration of the difficult human relationship with sharks. I recently had an e-mail exchange with Eilperin* about the book and her reporting adventures. With Shark Week nearing an end (I still think what’s needed is Human Week ), this seemed an appropriate time to post our Q&A. Here it is, with some shorthand cleaned up: Q. I was fascinated at first, but then not surprised, to read the details of how President George W. Bush, thanks to Jean-Michel Cousteau , produced what might be one of the biggest victories for sharks ever. How would you cast the importance ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/on-the-shark...

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