Thursday, July 23, 2020

Peeking Over Their Shoulder See What Rioters Are Reading Today

Peeking Over Their Shoulder See What Rioters Are Reading Today In this feature at Book Riot, we give you a glimpse of what we are reading this very moment. Here is what the Rioters are reading today (as in literally today). This is what’s on their bedside table (or the floor, work bag, desk, whatevskis). See a Rioter who is reading your favorite book? I’ve included the link that will take you to their author archives (meaning, that magical place that organizes what they’ve written for the site). Gird your loins â€" this list combined with all of those archived posts will make your TBR list EXPLODE. We’ve shown you ours, now show us yours; let us know what you’re reading (right this very moment) in the comment section below! Rebecca Hussey   Radio Silence by Alyssa Cole: I’ve read a handful of regency romances but nothing contemporary, and this post-apocalyptic romance came highly recommended. (ebook) Proxies: Essays Near Knowing by Brian Blanchfield: I’m always ready to check out a new essay collection, and this one came blurbed by Maggie Nelson. Enough said. (paperback) Elizabeth Allen   The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee: Loved The Emperor of All Maladies and I needed this in my hot little hands the moment the ARC was released (ARC paperback) Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: To solidify my obsession with all things Hamilton (audiobook) The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner: For my Gilmore girls reading challenge. This book is going to be the death of me. (audiobook) Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives edited by Claire Handscombe: As someone who named her daughter after a television show, I am HERE for this book (paperback) Sharifah  Zainab Williams   The Twelve by Justin Cronin: Im so late to the game on this one. I read The Passage when it came out ages ago, and Im so glad theres an overview of sorts at the beginning of this sequel. Ready for nightmares. (audiobook) Bestiary by Donika Kelly: This book of poems was mentioned moments ago in the Book Riot backchannel and was on its way to me moments later. The power of persuasion. I dont read much poetry, but Kellys collection sounds like a win. (ARC) Molly Wetta   The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: I’ve had a copy of this forever but never gotten to read it, and now it’s an assigned book in my summer classThe Legacy and Impact of Harry Potter. (paperback) A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff: I usually try to ignore comparison titles in pitches, but the blurb for this one pitches it to fans of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and I’ll Give You the Sun, two of my favorite recent YA titles, and I just can’t resist magical realism in YA. (ARC) Ashley Bowen-Murphy   The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu: I’ve just joined a new book club and this was their first selection. I’m not typically a big reader of sci-fi or fantasy (give me historical fiction all day every day) but this collection has gotten so much praise and has so many enthusiastic fans, I’m excited to get into it. Liu is also slated to be at Book Riot live, so I should probably have something intelligent to say about it. (Hardcover) Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert because I started this book back in January but didn’t finish it. I enjoyed it, but it is a serious book that I felt required serious attention that I just didn’t have to spare at the time. I’m planning to finish it this June. (Paperback). Jesse Doogan   Tooth Claw by Jo Walton: This is Jane Austen but with dragons (dragons instead of people, not people and dragons) and it has been recommended to me by SO MANY people. I’m not even that much of a Jane Austen person, but I am a dragon person. (audiobook) The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks: I did an interview with Hicks for the Chicago Review of Books, so I’m reading to catch up. This book is great:it’s set in an alternate historic China, there’s phenomenal movement in the drawings, and I love the diverse cast of characters. (graphic novel) Teresa Preston Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada: Every year, my blogging partner and I assign each other five books to read during the year, and this was one of the books she assigned me. (hardcover library book) Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood by Claire Hoffman: I’ve enjoyed several books about people growing up small Christian communities, and I thought it would be interesting to read about the same kind of experience in a different kind of community. (egalley) The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi: This has been on my shelf for years, and its about time I read it. Ashlie Swicker   The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales: This book got so much Book Riot love that I assigned it to my book club. I love the two central characters and the unexpected snippets from a scholarly journal. (Hardcover, library book) Cinder by Marissa Meyer: After teaching a fairy tale unit in elementary school, I had fairy tales on the brain, and I’ve had Cinder sitting on the shelf for awhile. After finishing The Raven Cycle, I’m up for a new YA series to default to, so I’m hoping this takes! (Paperback) Karina Glaser Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones: A super fun, hilarious middle grade book filled with charming illustrations and magical chickens. Yup, you heard me. Magical chickens. What more could you want? (Library Hardcover) One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: I loved this author’s second book, Fish in a Tree, and wanted to read her first one. A stunning, powerful story for middle grade readers and beyond. (Library Hardcover) The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir by D. Watkins: I read great reviews about this book and had to check it out. (Library Hardcover) Nikki Steele   The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo: After putting together the list on fantasy books by female authors, I was flooded with even more recommendations. This one came up again and again, so reading it now. (eBook) Adulthood Rites by Octavia Butler: Loved Dawn and now reading the second in this fascinating series. (audiobook) Steph Auteri   You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent: I’m just excited about the slew of feminist books that are being released lately. (Paperback) Stretch by Neal Pollack: a re-read of my favorite yoga memoir. (Paperback) Jessica Pryde   Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks: I loved hooks’ Salvation and thought it was time to read another of her books. It was mentioned in her chat with Emma Watson and sounded like an excellent primer. (library paperback) Busted by Shiloh Walker: I saw the coverblack woman hugging racially undeterminable manand read the descriptionrecluse widower father author meets librarianand was all about it. (library paperback) Bloodline by Claudia Gray: I have adored everything I’ve read by Gray, including her other book in the new Star Wars canon, so I was ready for this one. (library hardcover) Lois Lane: Double Down by Gwenda  Bond: I put this one on hold immediately when it was available at the library, because the first one was absolutely fantastic, but this one has been slow going for me since I got it. (library hardcover) Kate Scott   Protection for Hire by Camy Tang: This has been sitting on my shelf for years, so I decided it was time to dig it out from the mountain of dust and actually read it. (Paperback) The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr Andreas Ebert: A recent purchase. This one has been on my to-read list for a while. (Paperback) Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller: I enjoyed Keller’s The Prodigal God, so I thought I’d give this one a try. (Audiobook) Ashley Holstrom   The Beast God Forgot to Invent by Jim Harrison: A coworker lent this to me a few months ago and every time I talk to him, he makes it sound even better. He says it’s stylistically the opposite of Hemingway, but they wrote about similar things. This one is a series of novellas, and allegedly is the best for dipping into Harrison’s work. (Paperback) The Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein: I loved Stein’s The Fallback Plan, and when I saw she wrote a memoir (with a gorgeous cover), I had to have it. (ARC paperback) Aram Mrjoian The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: Managed to snag an ARC and BEA and am just starting it this weekend. (ARC) The Michigan Quartlery Review Spring 2016: Arrived in the mail this week, working through the stories and poetry. (Journal) Jessi Lewis   LaRose by Louise Erdrich: I’m still so excited this one is out! (ebook) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson: I can’t even begin to explain why I’m loving this book. I could write a book on my love for this book. (Paperback) Nicole Brinkley   Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller: An advanced copy of this showed up at my bookstore and the first line of the blurb pitches it as “Firefly meets Dune.” Yes, please! Almost done and so much fun. (ARC) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: The author asked me to take a look at this for potential blurbage, and considering it’s a fantastical romp through 18th century Europe, I couldn’t say no. (ARC) Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart: I’m slowly working my way through this historical, which follows a woman determined to get payment after her carriage is destroyed by thugs. It’s a lot of fun and features a fantastic familial relationship between her and her sisters. (paperback) Trisha Brown   Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid: Reid’s voice in romantic comedy is so unique and fun and engaging that I missed the call for my boarding group while reading at the airport yesterday and I wasn’t even bothered by it. (ebook) A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren: I wanted to learn a bit more about Warren’s role in the bankruptcy battles of recent years, and she tells the story from her perspective in an accessible and educational way. (ebook) Christy Childers   Life in Motion by Misty Copeland: Because I’ve been hearing good things about this one for a while now, so I finally picked it up at the library this week. (Library paperback) The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis: Because I want to read pretty much everything C. S. Lewis ever wrote. (Paperback) Tasha Brandstatter   The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: Last Raven Boys book!!! )))): (ebook) The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig: Thought I might try the Pink Carnation series since several friends love it, and the library had this one on audio. (audiobook) Kim Ukura   Swamplandia! by Karen Russell: I went to a new independent bookstore and vowed to immediately read the book I bought there. Lots of folks I know love Karen Russell, and it sounded fun for summer reading. (Paperback) Derek Attig   Company Town by Madeline Ashby: This one’s not obviously up my alley, but something about it drew my eye and is definitely keeping my attention. I’m excited to see where it goes. (ebook) Jamie Canaves   Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova: Bruja sisters, and one may end up doing something that may force her into a between-world trip to fix things. Very much enjoying reading this. (egalley) Alena by Kim Andersson: Horror graphic novel with a girl MC screams my nameand that cover! (egalley) Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn (Translation): Scratching my mystery itch and I am loving Poldi. (egalley) A Spy in the House by Ying S. Lee: Been on my reader for far too long and working on a post I want to use it in. (ebook) E.H. Kern   The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: So many people have recommended this book to me that I have lost count. I have read about one-third and so far I am inclined to agree with everyone. This book is so good. (Paperback) Tracy Shapley   Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: Only about a billion people have been buzzing about this book. I figured it was time to finally see what it was all about! (egalley) Brighton Rock by Graham Greene: I loved The Quiet American, also by Greene, and thought I’d check out some more of his work. (Hardcover, library book) Chump Change by Dan Fante: I’m working on a little something about addiction and this guy came highly recommended. Only a chapter in and it already deserves all the trigger warnings in the world. (Hardcover, library book) Hannah Engler   The Bostonians by Henry James: A funny, frustrating book that’s sort of about love and sort of about early feminism. It’s hard to detect James’ own opinion because he alternates between two strong personalities so convincingly. (Paperback)

Friday, May 22, 2020

Universality of Management - 1679 Words

Using practical examples, outline the argument for the statement, â€Å"management is a universal process and its skills and understanding are transferable from one company to another and from one culture to another.† Management is a broad and intrinsic aspect of business. The basic aspects of management that is, directing, organizing, coordinating, staffing, planning and cooperating transcend all cultural and organizational boundaries. There are, however, fundamental differences in the manner in which these activities are carried out. Questions have been raised as to whether one type of management style can be effectively and efficiently transferred from one company to another while maintaining optimum performance. A new method of†¦show more content†¦There are different approaches to management in different cultures. In collectivist cultures such as Taiwan where there is a high power distance, task oriented behavior may have a stronger positive impact than in in dividualistic. Low power distance cultures may view Japanese method f management as punitive even though it my work in the Japanese context. Japanese managers minimize on status symbols and encourage supportive behavior. They encourage their employees to work as a group and work for the greater good of the group rather than that of an individual. In a recent study carried out to analyze how culture affects the performance of subordinates, it was found that American subordinates performed better when a Japanese manager is friendly and supportive but were worse off if an American manger acted in the same way. This is perhaps because they think the manager is only being friendly to get ahead in his career and not looking into the interests of his subordinates. Culture affects how employees perceive leader style. In order for any management system to be effective, the managers must be aware of these differences and express their behavior in a culturally specific way in order to be effective. 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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Abortion - Ethical or Unethical - 1680 Words

Abortion â€Å"Ethical or Unethical† In my paper I will argue on why I feel that abortions are unethical and why they should not be allowed. As you are reading this paper I really hope that I don’t start to contradict myself. Let me begin by saying there are several different reasons why abortions should be prohibited. The first reason why I feel that abortions should be prohibited is because of religious laws. The bible says that â€Å"thou shall not kill†. By aborting babies we are disobeying god and we are breaking the six of his ten commandments. I am a very religious human being who tries to live by the book. I won’t say that I base my ethics on religion, but I will say that it does play a major role. I think that killing other human†¦show more content†¦You would probably think that if she didn’t it would violate some kind of right of hers. In 2010 more than 600 measures were presented to the legislature to lessen abortions. There are two primary positions to abortions. There is Pro-Life, which means you are against abortion and then there is Pro-choice which mean you are for abortion. Have you ever ask your self which one are you? Most may feel that abortions are okay, but only due to certain situations. When I hear the word abortion I’m kind of disgusted, but I do look at it from all stand points. Lets take a look at this situation if a women was pregnant through rape would you want t o keep the child. For one I would look at it like a total stranger and then who wants to raise a born that was produce through being taking advantage of. I really think that that is a hard decision. We have all kind of Pro- choice members who try to convince people that abortions should be banned. Personally I feel that abortions should be banned because o the other options such as adaption. I strongly feel that an innocent life should not be taken because of something committed by sin. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What Are Sheet-Molding Compounds (Smc) Bulk-Molding Compounds (Bmc) Free Essays

(5). a) What are sheet-molding compounds (SMC)? Bulk-molding compounds (BMC)? Sheet-molding compound (SMC) is a fiber glass reinforced thermosetting compound in sheet form, usually rolled into coils interleaved with plastic film to prevent auto adhesion. Made by dispensing mixed resin, fillers, maturation agent, catalyst and mold release agent onto two moving sheets of polyethylene film. We will write a custom essay sample on What Are Sheet-Molding Compounds (Smc)? Bulk-Molding Compounds (Bmc)? or any similar topic only for you Order Now The lower one also contains chopped glass roving or glass mat. SMC can be molded into complex shapes with little scrap. Sheet molding compound (SMC) is fiberglass reinforced composite material, produced in a â€Å"sheet† format Bulk-molding compound (BMC) is a combination of chopped glass strands and  Resin  in the form of a bulk  pre-preg. BMC is suitable for either compression or injection molding. Injection molding of BMC is used to produce complex components such as electrical equipment, car components, housings for electrical appliances and tools, in large industrial volumes. Unlike SMC, it is not necessary to include a maturation stage. Consequently, BMC pre-preg formulations contain higher filler contents. The chopped glass strands vary in length depending on the level of performance required. Reinforcement content generally ranges between 15 and 20 percent; however, it may reach 25 percent for the highest performance. BMC uses lower reinforcement content than SMC and permits higher filler loadings with lower costs. b) List FOUR (4) types of the forms in which reinforcement fibers appear in composite materials? Based on the form of reinforcement, common composite materials can be classified as follows: 1. Fibers as the reinforcement (Fibrous Composites) a. Random fiber (short fiber) reinforced composites b. Continuous fiber (long fiber) reinforced composites 2. Particles as the reinforcement (Particulate composites) 3. Flat flakes as the reinforcement (Flake composites) 4. Fillers as the reinforcement (Filler composites) c) Describe the problems involved in recycling products made from reinforced plastics. The main problems are that recycling usually requires the use of a single type of material, and that some plastics (mainly hard and brittle polymers) are more difficult to chop into small pieces for further processing than others. With reinforced plastics, this requires that the reinforcement be separated from the matrix, a very difficult task and uneconomical task. Note that matrices are often thermosets, so it is not practical to melt the matrix and separate the fibers from a molten phase. How to cite What Are Sheet-Molding Compounds (Smc)? Bulk-Molding Compounds (Bmc)?, Papers

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Last Hung Joops Mid

The Last Hung: Joops Mid-Life Crisis Essay The Last Hung: Joops Mid-Life CrisisIn Horst Sterns The Last Hunt, a man named Joop is portrayed as aprofessional worker in a very well known bank. Outside of being a banker, Joopenjoys to hunt wild animals. This has been a hobby of his since he was ayoung boy. Throughout the story many questions are raised about Joops truefeelings about his job, hunting, and his life. In the beginning of the story, awomen walks in on Joop while he is staring at a picture on a wall in his office. The women is very embarrassed because she believes he is staring at the nuditypart of the picture. This indeed is not true as the reader further examines thereason behind the picture. By looking at the picture, Joop realizes that he isgoing through a mid-life crises, which can only be resolved by exorcisingmemories of his wife, the bear, and the goddess of hunting, Diana. The solution to the first part of his mid-life crisis is to get rid ofthe memories of Mari that still resided deep within his mind. He does this byvisiting the house where the majority of these memories take place. Whiletouring through the house he remembers all the ways that Mari resembled thegoddess of Diana.During the period that Joop was married to Mari, sheportrayed herself in a few ways as being Diana. She did this by giving thename of Worshipping Diana to the act of Joop kissing her. We will write a custom essay on The Last Hung: Joops Mid-Life Crisis specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now Her skin was white except for one violet-colored bruise just under herright collarbone; it never disappeared entirely during the hunting season andcame from the kick of her hefty weapons. It pleased her that he liked to kissthis particular spot. She called it Worshipping Diana (Stern 112). By doing this, Mari therefore implies that she believes she is thegoddess of hunting. Not only does Mari imply that she is similar to the goddessDiana, but Joop also feels very upset about her believing that she is a goddessand he is just one of her pawns. Her solemnity always frightened him, sinceit seemed to suggest that his main role in her eyes was as high priest of herown cult (Stern 112). In this case the high priest would be the hunter Joop,and he would be serving Mari in her own fantasies. Joops departure from the house was very swift because he wanted to getthe memories of Mari behind him. Joop climbed wearily into the car and told his chauffeur to drive . . . Without turning around he raised a had in a gesture of farewell the woman wouldbe able to see through the rear window. He had not had the strength to utterall the polite words called for upon his departure from the tower, which he knewhe would never see again. For him, Maris pheasant had just fallen dead at hisfeet, pierced by a volley of bleak memories (117). By leaving in such a quick pace without saying goodbye to the lady orwatching the house fade away in the distance, Joop partially exorcised thememories of Mari. The only thing remaining that kept memories of Mari alive wasthe painting hanging up in Joops office. That would be taken care of as soonas Joop returned to normal work. After leaving the house, Joop then continued on toward his next step inovercoming the crisis. He had always struggled in his hunting times. He neverhad a real clean kill to his name. When ever he went hunting with Mari, he wasnot able to kill the animal on the first shot. He felt very upset that he wasnot able to have a real trophy from hunting. When he was presented with theopportunity on his trip to have a chance at killing an extremely large bear, hejumped on it in a flash. When Joop finally arrived at the place where he wasgoing to kill the bear he felt as if his crisis was soon going to be over. Whenthe bear finally arrived and the shot rang out from Joops rifle, Joop realizedhe once again did not kill the Bear instantly. 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Thursday, March 19, 2020

How Ambiguity Strangles Your Marketing Performance With Karen Martin

How Ambiguity Strangles Your Marketing Performance With Karen Martin What does â€Å"strategic ambiguity† mean? Marketers, politicians, and others use it all the time. It’s the art of making a claim using language that avoids specifics. So, you can be purposefully vague to derive personal and organizational benefit. On the other hand, it creates an environment at companies where employees try to avoid blame. Today, my guest is Karen Martin, president of TKMG and author of Clarity First. She describes how a pervasive lack of clarity strangles business performance and leadership on marketing teams. Definition of Clarity: State of something being easily and accurately understood; similar to transparency, but different from certainty Conveying and receiving information can cause ambiguity or clarity for employees and customers Primary reasons for lack of clarity all come down to fear Ramifications of lack of clarity: Takes time, builds frustration, and creates inefficiencies Five Ps for clarity: Purpose Priorities Process Performance Problem-solving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Visual of the marketing team’s health Profit is not your purpose; profit is the outcome of delivering high value to customers, and purpose is to solve a customer’s problem Are you a clarity avoider, pursuer, or blind? Take Karen’s Clarity First Quiz Where to start to focus on clarity: What do you do? What do you really do? Why does that product, and not something else, to solve a problem? Fearless Workplace: Multiple perspectives, but not a single understanding; feel comfortable having difficult conversations Links: TKMG Clarity First by Karen Martin Clarity First Quiz Clarity Webinars presented by Karen Martin The Outstanding Organization Write a review on iTunes and send a screenshot of it to receive cool swag! If you liked today’s show, please subscribe on iTunes to The Actionable Content Marketing Podcast! The podcast is also available on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Quotes by Karen Martin: â€Å"I discovered that there were several different primary reasons for the lack of clarity, but they all actually boil down to one thing, and that is fear.† â€Å"Limit how many things you’re working on at any given time. You’ll get more done per unit of time.† â€Å"Profit is an outcome. It’s an outcome of delivering high value to customers, and the purposeis to solve a customer’s problem.† â€Å"It’s more fun to come to work every day because you’re solving people’s problems in a profound way. It feels good.†

Monday, March 2, 2020

Greenland Shark Facts (Somniosus microcephalus)

Greenland Shark Facts (Somniosus microcephalus) The cold waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean are home to the worlds longest-lived vertebrate: the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). The large shark goes by several other names, including gurry shark, grey shark, and eqalussuaq, its Kalaallisut name. The Greenland shark is best known for its impressive 300 to 500 year life span, as well as its use for its use in the Icelandic national dish: kà ¦stur hkarl. Fast Facts: Greenland Shark Scientific Name: Somniosus microcephalusOther Names: Gurry shark, grey shark, eqalussuaqDistinguishing Features: Large gray or brown shark with small eyes, rounded snout, and small dorsal and pectoral finsAverage Size: 6.4 m (21 ft)Diet: CarnivorousLifespan: 300 to 500 yearsHabitat: North Atlantic and Arctic OceanConservation Status: Near ThreatenedKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: ChondrichthyesOrder: SqualiformesFamily: SomniosidaeFun Fact: Chef Anthony Bourdain said kà ¦stur hkarl was the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing he ever ate. Description Greenland sharks are large fish, comparable in size to great whites and in appearance to sleeper sharks. On average, adult Greenland sharks are 6.4 m (21 ft) long and weigh 1000 kg (2200 lb), but some specimens reach 7.3 m (24 ft) and 1400 kg (3100 lb). The fish are gray to brown in color, sometimes with dark streaks or white spots. Males are smaller than females. The shark has a thick body, with a short, round snout, small gill openings and fins, and small eyes. Its upper teeth are thin and pointed, while its lower teeth are broad with cusps. The shark rolls its jaw to cut away pieces of its prey. Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus). NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program Distribution and Habitat The Greenland shark is usually found in the North Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean between sea level and a depth of 1200 m (3900 ft). However, the fish migrate to deeper water further south during the summer. One specimen was observed off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at 2200 m (7200 ft), while another was documented at 1749 m (5738 ft) in the Gulf of Mexico. Greenland shark distribution. Chris_huh Diet The Greenland shark is an apex predator that feeds mainly on fish. However, it has never actually been observed hunting. Reports of scavenging are common. The shark supplements its diet with reindeer, moose, horse, polar bears, and seals. Adaptations While the shark feeds on seals, researchers are unclear how it hunts them. Because it lives in frigid water, a Greenland shark has an extremely low metabolic rate. In fact, its metabolic rate is so low that the species has the lowest swimming speed for its size of any fish, so it cannot swim fast enough to catch seals. Scientists hypothesize sharks may catch seals while they are sleeping. The low metabolic rate also leads to the animals slow growth rate and incredible longevity. Because sharks have cartilaginous skeletons rather than bones, dating their age requires a special technique. In a 2016 study, scientists performed radiocarbon dating on the crystals in the lenses of eyes of sharks caught as bycatch. The oldest animal in that study was estimated to be 392 years of age, plus or minus 120 years. From this data, it appears Greenland sharks live at least 300 to 500 years, making them the worlds longest-lived vertebrate. The biochemistry of the Greenland shark is adapted to allow the fish to survive extremely cold temperatures and high pressures. The sharks blood contains three types of hemoglobin, allowing the fish to obtain oxygen over a range of pressures. The shark is said to smell like urine, due to the high levels of urea and trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) in their tissue. These nitrogenous compounds are waste products, but the shark uses them to increase buoyancy and maintain homeostasis. Most Greenland sharks are blind, but not because their eyes are small. Rather, the eyes are colonized by copepods, occluding the fishs vision. Its possible the shark and copepods may have a mutualistic relationship, with the crustaceans displaying bioluminescence that attracts prey for the shark to eat. Reproduction Very little is known about Greenland shark reproduction. The female is ovoviviparous, giving birth to about 10 pups per litter. The newborn pups measure 38 to 42 cm (15 to 17 in) in length. Based on the animals slow growth rate, scientists estimate it takes about 150 years for a shark to reach sexual maturity. Greenland Sharks and Humans The high concentration of TMAO in Greenland shark flesh makes its meat toxic. The TMAO is metabolized into trimethylamine, causing potentially dangerous intoxication. However, the sharks meat is considered a delicacy in Iceland. The meat is detoxified by drying, repeated boiling, or fermenting. Hkarl hanging to dry in Iceland. Chris 73 Although a Greenland shark could easily kill and eat a human, there are no verified cases of predation. Presumably, this is because the shark lives in extremely cold water, so the chance of interaction with humans is very low. Conservation Status The Greenland shark is listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List. Its population trend and the number of surviving adults is unknown. Presently, the species is caught as bycatch and intentionally for Arctic specialty food. In the past, Greenland sharks were heavily fished for their liver oil and were killed because fisheries thought they posed a threat to other fish. Because the animals grow and reproduce so slowly, they have not had time to recover. The shark is also threatened by overfishing and climate change. Sources Anthoni, Uffe; Christophersen, Carsten; Gram, Lone; Nielsen, Niels H.; Nielsen, Per (1991). Poisonings from flesh of the Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus may be due to trimethylamine. Toxicon. 29 (10): 1205–12. doi:10.1016/0041-0101(91)90193-UDurst, Sidra (2012). Hkarl. In Deutsch, Jonathan; Murakhver, Natalya. They Eat That? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World. pp. 91–2. ISBN 978-0-313-38059-4.Kyne, P.M.; Sherrill-Mix, S.A. Burgess, G.H. (2006). Somniosus microcephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T60213A12321694. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60213A12321694.enMacNeil, M. A.; McMeans, B. C.; Hussey, N. E.; Vecsei, P.; Svavarsson, J.; Kovacs, K. M.; Lydersen, C.; Treble, M. A.; et al. (2012). Biology of the Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus. Journal of Fish Biology. 80 (5): 991–1018. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03257.xWatanabe, Yuuki Y.; Lydersen, Christian; Fisk, Aaron T.; Kovacs, Kit M. (2012). The slowest fish: Swim speed and tail-beat frequency of Greenland sharks. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 426–427: 5–11. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2012.04.021