Savage Shore: Life And Death With Nicaragua\'s Last Shark Hunters

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Savage Shore: Life and Death with Nicaragua's Last Shark Hunters

A compelling story of sharks, the men who hunt them, and a primeval world on the edge of destruction.

Nicaragua's Atlantic coast is home to the most dangerous of fish, the bullshark, a lethal predator with a fearsome appetite and the only shark that swims in inland waters. Braving Nicaragua's hurricane-torn wilderness of mangrove swamps and brackish lagoons, Edward Marriott joins the last surviving shark fishermen-a fierce ethnic brew of black Caribs, Nicaraguan Indians, and the descants of seventeenth-century English pirates-to sail in a dugout canoe and fish for shark with a handline. As Marriott charts the life of the bullshark, its migrations, its voracious feeding patterns, and the treasures it offers-oil for vitamins, hide for leather, and fins for soup-he reveals lives spent in fear and awe in the shadow of a monster that can sniff fresh blood a mile away. He also tells a tale of human greed: an elemental community, battered by civil war and natural disasters, is now degraded beyond repair to provide bounty for modern-day pirates.

A gripping narrative of risk and adventure, a poignant record of loss and corruption, Savage Shore confirms Edward Marriott as one of our most original and insightful travel writers.

Specifications of Savage Shore: Life and Death with Nicaragua's Last Shark Hunters

GENERAL
AuthorEdward Marriott
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-10080505555X
ISBN-139780805055559
PublisherMetropolitan Books
Number Of Pages288
Publication Date2000-03-07
DIMENSIONS
Height8.58 inch.
Length5.74 inch.
Width1.17 inch.
Weight1.05 pounds.

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