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TitleEmperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians / William McKeever. First edition. Ed
AuthorMcKeever, William, author.
Call No597.3 MCK
CollectionAdult 500-599
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LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
WinamacIn ProcessIn Process597.3 MCK

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0062911627 large print
International Standard Book Number 9780062880345 electronic book
International Standard Book Number 9780062911629 large print
International Standard Book Number 9780062932990 audio
International Standard Book Number 9780062880321 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 0062880322 hardcover
Personal Name McKeever, William, author.
Title Statement Emperors of the deep : sharks--the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians / William McKeever.
Varying Form of Title Sharks : the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Physical Description vi, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type still image sti rdacontent.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-311).
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: Man bites shark -- Searching for Mary Lee -- Makos, the F-35 of sharks -- The mysterious case of the hammerhead -- Sharks as social animals -- The quest for the tiger shark -- The shark attack files -- The sex lives of sharks -- Bearing witness -- Human trafficking at sea -- Water, water everywhere and not a tiger in sight -- The high seas -- Shark warriors -- Shark alley -- Save the shark.
Summary, Etc. "When Steven Spielberg released Jaws in the summer of 1975, his adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel forever type-cast sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters. But, as we all worried whether it was safe to go back into the water, we failed to notice that while sharks account fewer than four human fatalities per year, humans needlessly kill 100 million sharks per year, which has made the species vulnerable for the first time in its existence and put the future of the world's oceans at risk. At once a deep-dive into the misunderstood world of sharks--specifically, great whites, makos, hammerheads, and tigers--and an urgent call to protect them, [this book] tells the true story about the ocean's most mysterious, most misunderstood, and most important guardians. From the family-friendly waters of Cape Cod to the coral reefs of the Central Pacific, where great whites mysteriously congregate every fall in what scientists refer to as Burning Man for white sharks, Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever introduces us to scientists, conservationists, and world-renowned shark experts who have started unlocking the species' most closely guarded secrets. He also profiles activists around the world fighting to protect sharks and infiltrates a mako-only shark tournament in Montauk to figure out why fishermen continue to hunt them despite their declining numbers. And, to get a close-up view of these underwater emperors and empresses, he enters freely into their world, encountering the 450-million-year-old species that continues to capture our imagination. A rollicking, eye-opening underwater adventure, Emperors of the Deep will shift our perception of sharks from coldblooded underwater predators to evolutionary marvels that play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world's oceans."--Jacket.
Summary, Etc. From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying cold-blooded underwater predators. McKeever shows that sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. We can learn much from sharks, he argues, and our knowledge about them continues to grow. Here he examines four species: Mako, Tiger, Hammerhead, and Great White. He goes back through time to probe the shark's pre-historic secrets, and takes us on a pulse-pounding tour around the world to see sharks up close in their natural habitat. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sharks.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sharks Behavior.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sharks Conservation.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Marine ecosystem health.
Location 597.3 MCK 31662001634559

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